Friday, May 3, 2013
By NATALIE SCOTT
Members of the Austintown Fitch Choir performed at Woodside Elementary School April 22 to show the students the hard work put into their spring show, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a musical story based on the story of Joseph from the Bible. It tells the story of Jacob and his large family of 12 sons, one of which is Joseph. Joseph’s brothers become jealous of him because he has a coat of many colors and this is seen as a symbol of their father’s preference of him and the fate that befalls him by his brothers’ hands. The story is meant to inspire people, especially children, to continue to always dream.
The show also contained a Dr. Seuss portion. The choir sang songs based on Seuss’ work and the different messages that he featured in his work, such as telling yourself how lucky you are and exploring all of the things you could think and be.
The choir show was part of a series of shows given at various elementary schools throughout the Austintown school system.