Joe McElderry stars as Joseph in Rhyl

Last night saw the opening night of the hit musical Joseph And the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Rhyl’s Pavilion Theatre.

The stage production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells the biblical story of Joseph and his 11 brothers as Joseph turns his life around after being sold by his brothers to becoming a Prince in Egypt.

The role of Joseph is played by Joe McElderry, who stormed to victory in the X Factor in the sixth series 2009 under the influence of Cheryl Hernandez Versini, following in the footsteps of Jason Donavon, Philip Schofield and most recently Lee Mead in this iconic show.

Joe really makes the role his own with his own personality and humour (a massive bonus) showing the audience as they took him into their hearts as he sang the classics including Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do. Joe seems to being no stranger to being a heart throb with countless fans from 5 to 95 years old.

The Narrator for the show was performed by last year’s Britain’s Got talent runner-up Lucy Kay. Lucy showed great stage presence throughout and duetted with Joe throughout the show fantastically.  A wonderful soprano voice she can certainly hit the high notes when needed.

A special mention has to go to the Joseph Choir. This group of children attend the stage through the show and their singing was top draw and everyone associated with them should be very proud.

Also the stage setting was fantastic and rightly worthy of a west end show including the blow up sheep which brought great humour to the audience.

On a personal note this show was my 7 year old daughter’s first musical. Having heard about the story in school she was thoroughly looking forward to the night and the whole cast did not let her down. I sense this would be a similar view of many other children that where in the audience.

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs at Rhyl Pavilion throughout the week up to and including Saturday 9th April and you can book tickets now by phoning their box office on 01745 330 000 or by going online at http://www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.

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