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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 44

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2.0 star rating Amadeo Gonzalez from Chicago, Illinois

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DRWAMCOAT

It is not for kids for sure. Taken out of context. Very sexualized.

2.0 star rating Katie Tumavich from Chicago, Illinois

JOSEPH IN DRAG? YES. PLOT? SADLY, NO.

You can tell the director had a special vision for the show. However, in trying to execute the vision, the story became less coherent. Most of the original plot seemed foreign to this new world. I'll give some brownie point back for finding lines here and there that tied in with the new setting. Ultimately, it wasn't enough to win me over on this version. The actors and choreography were fantastic. Joseph played the reimagined part brilliantly (I sympathized with his looks of confusion during Act 1), the Narrator was a powerhouse, and Benjamin stole my heart. The costuming/hair&mu were great and it was fun to watch the set transform. The show wasn't raunchier than any typically staged version. The most offensive thing to me was the selfies. I'm 22. I understand the ~art~ of the selfie, but in this context, it was distracting and eventually annoying. Overall, it's an entertaining retelling of a classic with a bit of a misdirected heart.

1.0 star rating Becky from Wisconsin

WE WALKED OUT

I plan an art/theater weekend for Middle School kids every year. I started researching plays about a year ago, and when I saw that Drury Lane was doing Joseph, I was thrilled because I know it's a safe, fun musical. Well, last night, sitting in the theater with 45 8th graders, watching men in thongs do a showgirl act, watching two scantily clad characters simulate sex onstage, and just generally being horrified and uncomfortable, we pulled all the kids out of the theater at intermission. This resulted in some very uncomfortable parent exchanges, and fear that I would lose my teaching job. Thanks Drury Lane.

1.0 star rating from Chicago, Illinois

TERRIBLE, SHOULD BE DOUBLE FEATURE W/ROCKY HORROR PICTURE

Great cast, horrible horrible disgraceful version of Joseph. 1st time at Drury Lane which I thought was a nice, classy place. However attending this musical/how they "added a new twist" which is code name for made it filthy and disgusting and inappropriate for any young children to see. This version should be only performed at a very small BYOB theatre with shows starting at 2am. Sad misuse of great talented cast. I'm so disappointed that I attended this "version"

1.0 star rating Jenny from Westmont, IL

SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT

Received these tickets from my parents and didn't even think to look up the reviews. Joseph in Vegas, dressed in drag? Our 13 year old was so excited to go and so disappointed when we had to leave early. This is nit for kids or adults with taste. We bought the video w/ Donny Osmond to show her what it was suppose to be. just because it's Drury in Oakbrook doesn't mean it will be good or in good taste. I've been doing to this theater since I was a kid. Tacky and raunchy. Save your time and money.

1.0 star rating from Woodridge, Illinois

JOSEPH AND THE LUXOR SHOWGIRLS

This is not Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The whole biblical story of Joseph was pulled out and changed to man staying at a hotel in Sin City (Las Vegas) and having weird dreams. Note: This play is definitely not kid friendly like the original was. This is full of scantily clad women, men in drag, men without shirts rubbing on each other etc. The music is the same as the original but makes no sense of what is happening on stage. I had a look on my face that said 'What the heck is going on?" Why is Jacob a Mob boss? How is Joseph related to all the other brothers? Is this whole thing just a crazy dream? It must be why the kept emphasizing 'Any dream will do'. On a plus side, the performers had excellent voices. I wish they had done the original version. I say stay away and buy the DVD version with Donny Osmond.

1.0 star rating Leanne from Glen Ellyn, Illinois

WALKED OUT DURING INTERMISSION

I'm almost speechless. It was AWFUL. Set in Las Vegas - ridiculous. Completely disjointed. Singers were screeching. Men in feathers doing the can can - presumably to be shocking but more revolting. Not remotely family friendly. Completely blasphemous. Not sure why any of the actors would sign on to this. Do not go.

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