While I was home this weekend, we also had the chance to catch the Saturday matinee of Burgettstown High School's production of "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The production was directed by my old friend, and fellow Fort Cherry H.S. Class of '94 grad, Heidi Fedinetz Adomshick. (By day, Heidi is BHS's band director.)
The students on stage and in the pit were quite good.
"Joseph," an early work of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is a good pick for a high school ensemble. The musical, based on the story from the Book of Genesis, calls for a fairly large cast, has many enjoyable songs and lots of room for variation. (In the BHS show, a Donald Trump-like figure as seen in "The Apprentice" provided character fodder for the Egyptian Potiphar.)
I don't have any footage of the BHS production, but below (compliments of YouTube) are two good clips from professional productions of "Joseph." Check them out: