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Summerset Theatre starts season with classic musical

Austin’s Summerset Theatre kicks off its 2010 season with a dream, a crash of drums and one dazzling coat this weekend.

The theater opens its season with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Frank W. Bridges Theatre, 1600 Eighth Ave. NW. The production will also be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Production: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

When: 7 p.m., Sunday

7:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Where: Frank W. Bridges Theatre, 1600 Eighth Ave. NW

Tickets: $15; $12 for students under 16, available at The Coffee House on Main and the Riverland Box Office

Director Jerry Girton said he’s excited to start off the summer with the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber worldwide classic.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun; it’s a great show,” he said.

Based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis, the family-friendly story line is told almost entirely with music, showcasing the abilities and designer coat of protagonist Joseph.

Sixty-four actors will take the stage during the performance, presenting a score that includes a variety of music genres and popular hits, “Close Every Door” and “Any Dream Will Do.”

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be followed by “Doubt, a Parable” in July and “The Hormel Girls” later that month.

A season pass for all three shows is $37. Tickets to “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” are $15, or $12 for students under 16