Theatre Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is now playing at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre this month in Indianapolis. See the Bible live and in technicolor at this family friendly establishment on the north side of the Circle City. The show runs through November 22. Tickets range from $34.00 to $57.00 and include the Chef Odell Ward’s specially prepared buffet, fruit and salad bar, and unlimited ice tea, lemonade, and coffee. Discounts are available for Indianapolis kids and groups of 20 or more.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s smash Broadway hits. This fictionalized telling of the story of Joseph from the Old Testament has all the jazz and panache you can expect from Weber and Rice. And now Beef and Boards brings the uplifting story to Indianapolis theater. A full cast of 20 bring this colorful musical to life with toe tapping number such as “Any Dream Will Do” and “Go, Go, Go Joseph.” With plenty of show stopping numbers expertly performed by an incredibly talented ensemble, you are guaranteed to walk out of the theater humming and dancing.

Rick Desloge plays the part of Joseph to a tee. He brings kindness and wisdom to the story of this Old Testament prophet. But what is most impressive about Desloge is his voice. He will send chills down your spine and make goosebumps appear on your skin as he fills the theater with his big booming sound. Doug King’s direction of Desloge makes him almost a carbon copy of Osmond’s own Joseph. I say almost because he is simply captivating in this role, and takes an ownership over the part that I’m sure would put even Mr. Osmond to shame.

But the show is absolutely stolen at the top of act two by Sean Blake as Pharaoh. Blake oozes talent, doing one of the best James Brown impressions I have ever had the good fortune to see in person. He has the audience almost literally eating out of the palm of his hand with his number “Poor, Poor Pharaoh/Song of the King.” The audience has fun because he has fun, and in the end that is all that matters.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the most accessible Broadway can possibly be for Hoosiers living in the Indianapolis metro area. The experience of this quirky, bright, funny, and touching show at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre is one of a kind. With dinner included and beer and wine ready and waiting, there is no need to waste time at Indianapolis restaurants and Indianapolis bars. This all inclusive experience is great for celebrating, team building, and group activities.

This Indianapolis performing arts group offers something completely different from other Indianapolis art organizations. Go and find out for yourself. To purchase tickets or for information about other upcoming Indianapolis events at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, visit their website. And stay tuned to Fun City for all the latest on Indianapolis entertainment.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
September, 2010

Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre

9301 N Michigan Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Fax: 317.876.0510