Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
The TACAPS production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat premiered to a full house on Tuesday night at the University of Southern Queensland Artsworx Theatre.
The cast of 75 students, ranging from Years four to 12 performed one matinee and two evening shows, with patrons eager to relive the familiar biblical tale in all of its vibrant splendour and melodious, toe-tapping glory.
The production’s Musical Director and TACAPS Director of Performing Arts, Mrs Nerida Eckert was very pleased with the effort and commitment shown by cast and crew in delivering three memorable performances.
“The cast and crew have worked extremely hard in preparation for this week,” Mrs Eckert said.
“Students were required to attend rehearsals at lunchtimes, afterschool and on weekends and everyone has shown an outstanding commitment, the results of which could be seen onstage.”
Director and TACAPS Head of College Years, Ms Trina Faint said there was one notable difference between this year’s production and those of previous years.
“This was definitely one of the largest productions I have a part of, in terms of cast size,” she said.
“We were able to include a children’s chorus with our older secondary cast, which was very rewarding as they learnt a lot from the older students.
“These are memories they will keep and look back on fondly throughout their lives.”