Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Pic 1 (Main): Some of the cast in Rockwell's production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Exceptionally well directed by Suzanne Buttimer and Eoin O’Keeffe, ably assisted by choreographer Sinead Fitzgerald, this must rate as one of the best shows performed by Rockwell students in recent years. Sam Rapaport as Joseph, Bronwyn Stephens as the Narrator, and Stephen Grogan as Pharaoh stole the show while Nathan Luttrell, Siobhan Hynes and Tommy Bergin endeared the audiences with their portrayal of the parts as Potiphar, Potiphar’s wife and Jacob.

Pic 2: Tommy Bergin as Jacob and Sam Rappaport as Joseph

This long running musical features the Old Testament story of Joseph, son of Jacob. Jacob lived happily with his dozen sons, but his favouritism for Joseph, symbolised by the gift of a spectacular multi-coloured coat, makes his brothers so jealous of him that they end up selling him as a slave and staging his death. The story follows the fate of Joseph in Egypt, his encounters with the wealthy Potiphar and his wife, his suffering and his subsequent rise to prominence under the Pharaoh of Egypt. A blight of famine across the region forces Joseph’s brothers to Egypt to seek food and an unexpected encounter with the brother they had abandoned in the past.

Pic 3: Sam Rappaport surrounded by Kirsty Keating, Lottie Byron, Sophie Blum, Lucy Holohan and other members of the cast

The cast of 37 students, combined with the 17 first years in the choir, performed such notables as ‘Any dream will do’, ‘Go,go, go Joseph’, while Sam Rappaport’s rendition of ‘Close every door’ and Stephen Grogan’s ‘Song of the king’ went down extremely well with the audience. 

This production would not have been possible without the support of Principal, Ms. Audrey O’Byrne who rolled up her sleeves and worked backstage with other staff members, and we would like to extend our sincere thanks for her efforts in this regard.

Pic 4: From left: Fergal Maher, Tommy Bergin with his head bent in reverence, Killian Lane, Ivan Greene, Caitlin Buckley, Cliodhna O'Toole, with Nicole Kennedy, Niamh ODwyer and Claire Hickey in front