Today’s song is A Pharaoh Story from the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. First performed as a 15-minute cantata in 1968, Joseph was reworked into a longer show and became a full-length stage production in 1970, making it to the West End by 1973. It has seen many revivals and there is talk of a film version of the show, following the success of other film versions of musicals such as Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera.
The reason I’m playing this song today is that over the past few weeks I’ve seen many reports of a fantastic version of Joseph being produced by Centerstage, a local organisation who do fantastic work with performers young and not-so-young. It sounds like their very special productions of Joseph have been a huge success following their summer schools this year. Congratulations to Fiona and the team!
If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project or see all of my August songs here. If you’re looking for more songs from Phantom of the Opera and other musicals, have a listen to my Curtain Up album.