Saturday, August 13, 2011

Any dream will do...

The world and I, we are still waiting
Still hesitating
Any dream will do 
-From: Any Dream Will Do (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, by Andrew Lloyd Webber)

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         From the first time I saw "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" it has been one of my favorite musical plays. I think part of the reason that "Joseph" resonates with me is the fact that it is ultimately a story about never giving up. It is a tale about taking what comes, facing fears, and making the best of any situation. In doing so, who knows the wonders that will be seen or the impact that can be had on the lives of countless others. It is the ultimate testament that good can come of evil. It is also a story of redemption and change. Joseph's brothers who had sold him into bondage in the end save young Benjamin from a similar fate, proving they "now were honest men" leading Joseph to "reunite them all again." 

      I think that we, like Joseph, often have dreams that have us wondering, waiting, and hesitating to see if they will come true. 

...any dream WILL do...

As a sidenote,  last weekend I had the opportunity to attend a performance of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley, Utah, with my mother, sisters, and a brother-in-law. I've seen the play several times and each time  I love it more. This particular performance was the second time I have seen it performed "in the round" and it was extremely well done.  After the performance we all gathered at Leatherby's from some delicious icy confections. An excellent way to end a wonderful day.

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