Children’s theater brings Joseph’s colorful coat to life on stage

CEDAR CITY — The Cedar City Children’s Musical Theatre is set to light up the stage of the Heritage Center Theater as they debut their production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Cedar City Children's Musical Theatre presents "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Flyer courtesy of Cedar City Children's Musical Theatre, St. George/Cedar City News
Cedar City Children’s Musical Theatre presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Flyer courtesy of Cedar City Children’s Musical Theatre, St. George / Cedar City News

A cast of 150 children ages 9-18 will take on the musical rendition of the classic biblical tale in a show that publicity director Rebekah Karpel called, “So, so colorful.”

Cedar City Children’s Musical Theatre is a nonprofit performing theater with humble roots. Founder and board member Denise DeMille started the group in her garage doing little family productions, Karpel said. The first performance was “Peter Pan” in 2009.

DeMille wanted every child to be able to experience the performing arts, Karpel said, so she expanded the performances and the Cedar City Children’s Musical Theatre was born.

The nonprofit, all volunteer group provides a fabulous teaching and learning experience for the kids, Karpel said. Almost all of the productions from the actors to the bulk of the stage crew are run by children, many of whom have been with the theater for years.

“They get to be involved in every part of (the production),” Karpel said. “The kids are just amazing.”

The theater’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will offer a unique take on the famous Broadway musical; one that gives each child a chance to really shine, Karpel said.

The show’s director, Jewly Krause, has created several mini characters as well as parts for specialty dancers that give more children the opportunity to perform, Karpel said.

Cedar City Children’s Musical Theatre’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will run Thursday-Saturday and Monday at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Center Theater, 105 N. 100 East in Cedar City. There will also be a Saturday matinee performance at 1 p.m.

An American Sign Language interpreter will be available for the hearing impaired during the Saturday matinee performance.

Tickets are $10 for reserved seating and $7 for general seating. Guests can purchase reserved or general seating online. General seating will be available at the door with the possibility of reserved seating on a first come, first serve basis, Karpel said.

Event details

  • What: Cedar City Children’s Musical Theatre’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
  • When: Aug. 25-27 and 29, 7 p.m. | Aug. 27, 1 p.m. matinee.
  • Where: Heritage Center Theater, 105 N. 100 East, Cedar City.
  • Cost: General seating, $7 | Reserved seating, $10.
  • Purchase tickets: Online (reserved and general seating) | At the door (general seating).
  • Additional information: An American Sign Language interpreter will be available for the hearing impaired during the Saturday matinee performance.

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