Tim Lawson in association with Michael Harrison and The Really Helpful Group are delighted to announce that Euan Fistrovic Doidge will play the role of joseph, and Paulini as The narratorin this dazzling new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Joseph and the Incredible Technicolor Dream
Following the huge response that the hit West End production will be coming to Australia, a season of Sydney has now been announced and will start at Capitol Theatre, Sydney on February 11, 2023. Before the Sydney season, joseph will open in Melbourne in November 2022, which will be the first staging of this newly revamped production outside the UK.
Tim Lawsonthe Producersaid
Euan and Paulini blew us away with their auditions for the show. They are both incredibly talented and I can’t wait to see them play these great roles for our audience. This dazzling production is full of fun and joy, and now with Euan and Paulini leading the cast, it will be a show not to be missed.
Euan Fistrovic Doidge is well known to Australian audiences for playing the role of Tony Manero in Saturday night feverFelicia in Priscilla queen of the desertand like Marius in Wretched. He was the youngest nominee for the “Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical” for his performance in A chorus line. Euan has also appeared in many other musicals, including Fun Home, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pippin, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde and Grease. In 2014 Euan released his debut album Let him sing. Euan is currently participating in the national tour of cruel intentions.
Fijian-born singer Paulini became famous thanks to the first season of australian idol, qualifying for the final four. Job Idol Paulini rose to the top of the Australian ARIA Charts with her Platinum debut album ‘One Determined Heart’ and her Platinum single ‘Angel Eyes’, both reaching No. 1 and receiving Aria Number 1 Chart Awards. Paulini was then part of the chart-topping group, the Young Divas, which had two top-10 albums and two top-10 singles. On stage, Paulini played the lead role of Rachel Marron in The Bodyguards Musicalwas the lead singer of Saturday night fever, and played Dionne in the 50th anniversary of hair the musical. Paulini returned to television in 2019 on the hit show The Masked Singerand more recently appeared on I’m a celebrity get me out of herewhere fans once again fell in love with her for her voice and sincerity.
Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Incredible Technicolor Dream Coat has become one of the most beloved family musicals in the world. The multi-award-winning show, which began life as a small-scale school concert, has been performed hundreds of times in more than 80 countries around the world. The show features songs that have become pop and musical theater classics, including Any dream will do, Close all the doors to me, Jacob and his sons, there is another angel in heaven and Go go go Joseph.
Told entirely through song with help from The Narrator, Joseph and the Incredible Technicolor Dream Coat follows the story of Joseph, Jacob’s favorite son, and his eleven brothers. After being sold into slavery by the brothers, he indulges himself with the Egyptian nobleman Potiphar, but ends up in prison after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself before the powerful but troubled showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph works to solve the famine in Egypt, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.
Stars who have previously played the title character include Jason Donovan, Phillip Schofield, Lee Mead, Joe McElderry, David Dixon, and Donny Osmond.
Joseph and the Incredible Technicolor Dream Coat features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The production is directed by Laurence Connor (The Mthe isrables, Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock), choreographed by Joann M Hunter (school of rock), with musical supervision by John Rigby. The creative team includes Morgan Large (set and costume designer), Ben Cracknell (lighting designer), Gareth Owen (sound designer) and Richard Mawbey (hair, wig and makeup design).
This production will delight newcomers and longtime fans alike in this year which marks the thirtieth anniversary of joseph last played in Australia.