Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

4 September 2012 | General Interest

Three days in August saw our production team convert the Wyndham Cultural Centre into a Bedouin campsite, later to be eclipsed by mythical Egypt, complete with columns and pyramids in the background. A parade of dark haired Egyptians wearing exotic necklaces of blue and gold, mingled with dancing harem girls, Jacob’s clan and camel drivers.

Students from feeder Catholic Primary Schools were special guests at a matinee performance on Thursday August 23. It was a fantastic experience for these students as the cast and crew provided a first class performance and of course, were perfect role models. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings saw our cast play to enthusiastic houses who obviously adored the show.

Students from Years 7 to 12, along with a chorus from our neighbouring Primary School, St Francis of Assisi, took part as actors were supported by a fine crew. Yasmin Ismail in the role of the narrator was fantastic and her vocal talents were indeed the talking point of the show. Sam Hawkwood’s beautiful voice brought the role of Joseph alive and Jake Kougimitzis was a memorable Pharaoh, appearing in Elvis attire as the King.

Not only was it a great show full of memorable melodies and lyrics, but more importantly, the cast and crew were incredible – talented, committed and enthusiastic. Many thanks also to the Director Mr Morse, Musical Director Mrs Knurek, Choreographer James Cooper and our backstage experts Mr Diamond, Ms Yokouchi and Ms Girardi.