Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ★★★ 2000

Something more than a filmed stage presentation of the Webber-Rice musical, but something less than a real movie. It begins with a school assembly hall where the narrator (Friedman) bursts into song and tells the biblical story of Joseph (Osmond). Then the scene shifts to soundst-ages. The catchy songs often seem to be on the verge of morphing into “Cats” or “Phantom of the Opera.” Overall, the production values are good and the sound is excellent. 78m/C VHS, DVD . Donny Osmond, Richard Attenborough, Joan Collins, Maria Friedman; D: David Mallet, Steven Pimlott; C: Nicholas D. Knowland; M: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice. VIDEO

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