Broadway musical to light up SKyPAC’s stage

Kalee Chism

From plays to community events, SKyPAC offers a variety of shows to the Bowling Green area. Coming up is the performance “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a popular musical centering on a story from the book of Genesis.

According to the SKyPAC’s website, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is “the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.”

The production features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics written by Tim Rice.

“This is a real tried and true Broadway performance in your backyard,” said Jessica Snodgrass, the marketing manager of SKyPAC. “They travel around; they’ve been on Broadway in New York. This is the real thing.”

The production is a musical about Jacob’s son Joseph, his 11 brothers and his colorful coat.

“I liked how they took a biblical story and were able to make it such a high-energy show with upbeat music,” said Riley Morrissey, a Louisville sophomore performing arts major. Morrissey saw the production when it was featured at the Kentucky Center in her hometown.

Villa Hills sophomore Hope Pauley played the part of narrator in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” when it was performed by Notre Dame Academy and Covington Catholic High School.

“I like this production because it teaches a lot of lessons but doesn’t sacrifice the entertainment quality,” Pauley said.

According to Snodgrass, the show is fit for all ages. The musical was selected to be shown here based on Bowling Green’s demographic.

“We’ve done surveys and asked questions and communicated with the community,” Snodgrass said. “People like the story and can relate to the story, and I think that has a lot to say about why it’s coming to SKyPAC.”

Snodgrass said they are expecting a rise in sales for the performance as it gets closer; tickets are still available. The show will be on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m.