Beef and Boards
For Zoe Lowe, performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre was meant to be.
“Joseph was the very first show I ever did,” said the 15-year-old, adding this particular production will be the 20th show in which she’s performed. Her history with Joseph and her desire to perform at a professional theatre meant being cast in one of the Children’s Choirs “felt like a match made in heaven!”
Three choirs rotate during the production. Zoe is in the Camel Choir, which performs Nov. 3-19.
Most of her performing career has been spent at Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy, she said. “I love it there!”
But now, she’s excited for her upcoming performances in the Camel Choir.
“I love this show and I love Beef & Boards! I have really wanted to make new friends and get to know the professional theatre process.”
The variety of musical styles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is fascinating to Zoe.
“I love Joseph because it has very unique musical styles, ranging from western to disco, Elvis, and contemporary. It’s very fun to learn all of the different styles.”
Everything she’s learning is helping to build her resume and skills, and one day she hopes to have a career in musical theatre.
“I love being able to tell a story and connecting with the audience,” Zoe said. “Whether it’s making someone laugh, cry, heal, smile, or change their view on life. I live for it!”
The only tricky part, she admits, is “getting over pre-show nerves. It can be pretty scary to do something in front of an audience for the first time. But once you step on stage, it all fades away.”
Zoe, a sophomore, attends Indiana Online through Martinsville High School. She’s the daughter of Brian and Cherie Lowe, Whiteland.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the first collaboration between composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice to be staged and is based on the Old Testament story of Joseph, the favorite of Jacob’s 12 sons. After Joseph receives the gift of a colorful coat from their father, his jealous brothers destroy his coat, and sell him into slavery. Down, but not out, Joseph finds that any dream will do for him to be happy again – and possibly even reunite his family.
The Bible-based, Tony-nominated Broadway sensation features a kaleidoscope of musical styles, from rock and country to pop and calypso. Songs include “One More Angel in Heaven,” “Close Every Door,” “Jacob and Sons” and “Any Dream Will Do.”
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is on stage for 53 performances through Nov. 19 in the intimate space of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.
Tickets range from $52.50 to $79.50 and include chef Larry Stoops’ dinner buffet and select beverages. To purchase tickets online, visit beefandboards.com. Tickets are also available by calling the box office at 317.872.9664 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays).