Colourful production

Moe residents Jos Brooks and Kate Taylor will star in Warragul Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this month.

The pair said they were excited to be a part of this family-friendly musical, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with music by Tim Rice. Jos will play protagonist Joseph and Kate will star as the narrator.

The musical’s plot is taken from the Bible’s Book of Genesis and revolves around Joseph and his journey, but Kate said audiences could connect to the play in different ways.

“Although it is a Bible story, it’s more about a young man following his dreams and staying true to himself. Some people connect to it on a religious level, but you can enjoy it as a story about a man and his dreams as well,” Kate said.

Kate said this funny story included music from many different styles including calypso, country, ballads and disco. She said the children’s chorus meant rehearsals, which started before Christmas, had been a lot of fun.

“It’s good for kids. It’s fast paced and nicely shorter than other productions,” Kate said.

Jos said he enjoyed playing a character who “wasn’t incredibly deep”, adding the role was light and fun to play.

Kate, whose roles here and overseas have included Carmen, Fantine in Les Miserables and Grizabella in Cats, said she was looking forward to “not dying” in her upcoming role.

Eight shows of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be performed at the West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul between Friday, 17 May and Saturday, 25 May.

For more information or to buy tickets phone 5624 2456 or visit