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Joseph And the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat NZ Dates

DAZZLING INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION OF

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING
TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
ANNOUNCED FOR NEW ZEALAND

Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington April 2017

Pre-sale starts today. All remaining tickets on sale Friday at 5pm.

Any dream will do …

One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT has been reinvented for a new generation and is heading to New Zealand in April 2017.

The producers of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Cats, The Sound of Music and Singin’ in the Rain today announce that this lavish international production featuring an outstanding cast will open at The Civic in Auckland on Saturday, 15 April 2017. It will then move to Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal, opening on Wednesday, 10 May and the Opera House in Wellington a week later.

A joyous retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 scheming brothers and his coat of many colours,JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a kaleidoscope of catchy songs and colourful dance numbers – Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door to Me and Go Go Go Joseph – parodying various musical styles from rock ‘n’ roll to country and western, French ballad, calypso and jazz.

This new production of JOSEPH is completely reimagined with a contemporary twist, and exudes as much fun, cheek, exuberance, color, music, dance, high energy, wit, gags, quirkiness and dazzle as ever. It is an irresistiblefamily musical.

Tickets for these strictly limited seasons go on pre-sale today Monday, 12 September. All remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, 16 September at 5pm.

A record-breaking musical, that has enjoyed three West End productions, one on Broadway, and continues to tour the US and UK, JOSEPH launched the careers of both Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and was the beginning of what went on to become one of the most successful musical theatre partnerships of all time. A box-office hit, seen by some 30 million people, it also boasts multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk award nominations including best musical, best original score and best choreography.

This production features an outstanding international cast, including Jonathan Roxmouth, who starred in Greasein New Zealand and The Phantom of the Opera internationally. Choreography is by Duane Alexander who worked his own magic on Singin’ In the Rain.

Presenter and CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, James Cundall, says “JOSEPH has to be everyone’s favourite musical - it is blessed with a fantastic story, fabulous music and great comedy. We are hugely excited to be bringing one of the world’s most treasured shows to Auckland, in a dazzling new production for the 21stcentury. Audiences of all ages will be spellbound.”

The ultimate feel-good show, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT will once again see New Zealand audiences cheering the music of Lloyd Webber.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is licensed by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group and presented in New Zealand by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and David Atkins Enterprises, in association with Pieter Toerien Productions.

“The best kind of feel-good show, warm hearted and irresistible” – The Sunday Times, UK

“A brilliant celebration of words, music and colour” – The Sunday Times, UK

“Joseph is still the wittiest of Lloyd Webber's extravaganzas” - Orlando Sentinel, US

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat has you floating on a rainbow-hued cloud and hunting around for the nearest dance floor” - Financial Mail, South Africa

“Dazzling Joseph… brilliant production” - The Star, South Africa

“Joseph is an absolute blast” - Financial Mail, South Africa


Auckland
From 15 April 2017
The Civic
Bookings: Ticketmaster

Christchurch
From 10 May 2017
Isaac Theatre Royal
Bookings: Ticketek

Wellington
From 17 May 2017
Opera House
Bookings: Ticketek

ABOUT THE REALLY USEFUL COMPANY

The Really Useful Group is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatre producing and rights licensing company and controls the theatrical rights for all of Andrew’s works, including The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita , Sunset Boulevard and School of Rock. The Really Useful Group reached over 20 million people across the globe last year from live theatre and concert audiences, cinema goers, television viewers and music fans, to social media and art lovers. 2016 will see The Really Useful Group continue to work across film, television and theatre as it produces and develops new projects and partnerships worldwide alongside its ongoing work in education, amateur licensing and music publishing.

ABOUT LUNCHBOX THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS

Headed by James Cundall, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions is one of Australasia’s leading producers of live entertainment, and over the last two decades has created a reputation for bringing top quality international productions to audiences across five continents.

Since 1992, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions has produced a wide array of live entertainment internationally and has brought spectacular theatre shows to New Zealand including the forthcoming productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Beyond the Barricade and Joseph and West Side Story as well as past productions of Cats, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Singin’ In The Rain, The Sound of Music, Annie, We Will Rock You, Stomp, Potted Potter, Rick Stein, Slava’s Snowshow, Riverdance, Grease, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Bootleg Beatles, and The Imperial Ice Stars productions of The Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Swan Lake on Ice , Cinderella on Ice and The Nutcracker on Ice to name just a few. Lunchbox Theatrical Productions is based in the UK with companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, The Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. www.lunchbox-productions.com

ABOUT DAVID ATKINS ENTERPRISES

David Atkins Enterprises (DAE) is one of the world’s leading Event and Production Companies. Based in Sydney and headed by David Atkins OAM, DAE has been producing international ceremonies, musicals, arena events and live productions all over the world for over 25 years. As well as co-producing a number of theatre shows and musicals with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, DAE created and produced the Opening Ceremony of the Rugby World Cup in Auckland in 2011, the Outdoor Opening Ceremony of World Expo 2010 in Shanghai China, the Opening, Closing and Victory Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.


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