Saturday, April 12, 2008
Pharoah(Kevin Armonio), portrayed as Elvis,
humor and a modern feel to the play.
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From the blaring musical orchestra to the live action packed display at center stage, the James Logan’s performance of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat all-in-all delivered a fantastic showing.
The play featured hardship transformed into glory for Joseph, played by senior David Collins, as described by narrator Vivian Dihn. A tale from the Bible, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat managed to fuse song, humor and recreation.
“They did a good job of bringing the old testament to real modern life,” said theater-goer and senior Justin Ma.
Lily Pons (April 12, 1898 – February 13, 1976) was a French-American coloratura soprano.
Born Alice Joséphine Pons in Draguignan near Cannes, Pons first studied piano at the Paris Conservatory, winning the First Prize at the age of 15. During World War I, she played piano and sang for soldiers in Paris hospitals. She also sang at receptions in Cannes. In 1925, encouraged by soprano Dyna Beumer, she started taking singing lessons from Alberti de Gorostiaga in Paris.
She successfully made her operatic debut in the title role of Léo Delibes' Lakmé at Mulhouse in 1928 and went on to sing several coloratura roles in French provincial opera houses.
Read more about Lily Pons from a 1940 article in Time magazine.