Springfield Municipal Opera opens season with 'Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
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[June 02, 2012]
-- The Springfield Municipal Opera will open its 2012 season
with "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," sponsored by
County Auditor Paul Palazzolo. The Muni production will be presented
June 8-10 and 13-17 at its outdoor amphitheater, 815 East Lake Drive
The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to
vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his
father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. Set
to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western
and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament
tale emerges both timely and timeless.
"The staff and cast have
been working very hard," said director Flynn Hanners. "I can't wait
for the audience to see the magic this cast is bringing to the Muni
John Baker, Muni president, is looking forward to getting the
season started with a show that is so popular and offers such
musical variety to the audience.
"Audiences never tire of 'Joseph,'" he said. "Bring the family
and enjoy the opening of our summer season."
Reserved seating tickets for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat" are $14, with a special $12 price for seniors and
military, and are available by calling 217-793-MUNI. General
admission tickets (lawn seating) are available before each show at
the Muni box office. Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for students, $6
for children 3-12, and ages 2 and under are admitted free. "Family
Nights" at the Muni are designated as the first Wednesday night
performance of each show's run. Children under 12 are admitted free
with the purchase of a paid general admission ticket on those
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In addition to "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,"
the 2012 Muni season will include "Crazy for You," June 29-July 1,
5-8; "Once on This Island," July 20-22, 25-29; and Disney's "Beauty
and the Beast," Aug. 10-12, 15-19.
The Springfield Municipal Opera is a not-for-profit theatrical
organization that has become a Springfield tradition, providing the
best of Broadway to enthusiastic audiences for more than 60 years.
Entertaining 30,000-plus each year at its lakeside, outdoor
amphitheater, The Muni is one of the largest all-volunteer community
theater organizations in the nation. For more information, visit
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