June 8-10 & June 13-17, 2012 – All performances begin at 8:30pm. themuni.org
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged.
He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command.
Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from countrywestern and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
Seating & Pricing Options
Reserved Seating: Patrons: $14.00; Seniors/Military Patrons: $12.00
General Admission (Lawn Seating): Adults – $10.00; Seniors/Military/Students – $8.00; Children (3-12) – $6.00; 2 and Under – FREE
June 13 is Family Night: Children 12 and under are admitted free to the General Admission section (lawn seating) when accompanied by an adult who has a paid General Admission ticket. (See box office staff for admission limits.)
Tickets: Muni ticket reservations are handled by the box office staff at Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois. Their hours of operation are: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4:30pm. To reserve tickets, call (217) 793-MUNI (6864). The Muni theater onsite box office opens at 7 p.m. on the night of each performance. The Muni box office accepts cash and checks only. Contact the onsite box office by phone at (217) 529-5787.
The Springfield Municipal Opera, 815 East Lake Drive, Springfield. Email: email@example.com