Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a show that will always have a special place in my heart. It was my first professional stage gig. I was an ensemble wife in the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre’s production and was 18 years old when rehearsals started.
Seeing this awesome show at MVCCT last Sunday brought back fun memories. I had several students in this show (6 to be exact and at least 3 working backstage too!) and certainly am a proud voice teacher.
Vocally, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is not an easy show to sing. Until working with my students (Emma Brown and Lyndsey Lawrence), I never realized the vocal range for the narrator and the demand for a strong high mix in this role. Here is a video that demonstrates the use of this high mix register in “Jacob & Sons” and “Go Go Go Joseph” as well as two exercises to help singers develop their high mix!