Joseph at Salon Varietes Theatre
Last night (25 March 2017) Hannah and I headed off to the Salon Varietes Theatre in Fuengirola to see their production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat.
We had already heard amazing reviews from friends that had seen it earlier in the week, and being both Hannah’s and my favourite musical, we were super excited to be heading off to see it. In fact for the 25 minute car journey from Marbella to Fuengirola we had on the soundtrack to the West End version of the show (sad, but true).
Before heading in to watch the show we met up with friends Debbie and Peter, had a quick catch up and drink and then went in to take our seats.
The lights dimmed and all of a sudden there were kids running down the aisle screaming and shouting. They stormed the stage and quickly took up positions along the front. But there was no need for alarm as they were in fact part of the cast. They were soon joined by the ‘narrator’ for the night Peter Height, and off they went with amazing singing and superb facial expressions.
It really is amazing how much young talent there is already on the coast and theatre goers will have plenty to look forward to in the future.
The show was underway and Ricky Lavazza was a truly superb Joseph. It was great to hear all those favourite songs sung so well. His brothers were all cast brilliantly and there was a great deal of fun and laughter throughout.
Johnny G played the Pharaoh and his ‘Elvis’ quiff and sound were spot on. Almost as if he did this for a living. Actually he does and both he and Ricky are two of the most popular acts up and down the coast throughout the year.
The entire show was amazing and the singing and acting was West End standard. The casting was perfect, the choreography and dancing in a class of its own.
The show finishes tonight (at time of writing that is 26 March 2017) and has run for an incredible ten nights. A special shout out should go to the entire cast as this is amateur dramatics and performed solely for the love of being on stage.
The dedication and work that these actors and actresses have put into this show is simply incredible and the entire cast, production crew and management should all be very proud.
The entire audience were buzzing after the show and all you could hear from everyone were fantastic reviews.