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Musical rings in theater company’s fifth anniversary

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The audience at the Friday premier of Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” gives a standing ovation to the cast. (Submitted Photo)

Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company launched its fifth-anniversary season with a bang over the weekend with performances of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. Audiences were on their feet and clapping along by the end of the performance, which concluded with an exciting dance number that featured the entire musical company.

Director Tony Souza spoke to the crowd after the final bows, thanking the audience for attending and previewing what’s coming next from WWOB.

WWOB first presented “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” as part of its inaugural season in 2015. Speaking with audience members on stage afterward, Souza explained that the show has been reimagined and restaged with enhanced lighting and costumes, not to mention a talented cast of adults and children led by Kirk Graff as Joseph and Summer Souza as the narrator.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is an upbeat, family-friendly musical that retells the biblical story of Joseph and his struggles and victories, from slave to leader of ancient Egypt. Presented entirely through song and dance, the show has musical numbers from many genres — including an Elvis-inspired pharaoh.

WWOB’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” has three performances left, with showings on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Performances are held at the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center, 64 University Blvd. For more information, visit waywayoffbroadway.com or call 575-317-0157.