Joseph shows off his charm and winning smile throughout the audience while singing "Any Dream will Do."
"A crash of drums, a flash of light. My golden cloak flew out of sight! The colors faded into darkness. I was left alone."
"May I return to the beginning. The light is dimming and the dream is too. The world and I we are still waiting, still hesitating, any dream will do."
Canaanite wives and daughters dance to the upbeat music and escort father Jacob ("also known as Israel") to his chair. According to the Bible he'd be over 100 years old by now. Jacob had four wives, though he was basically saddled with three of them. His chosen wife Rachael had born him Joseph after decades of infertility and later passed away giving birth to her second son Benjamin.
Narrators introduce the brothers starting with Reuben the eldest, who was actually a good deal younger than our eldest brother actor. We had quite the age range among them. Our youngest brother was in middle school and our oldest has grandbabies.
Brothers do a team huddle while "Joseph, Jacob's favorite son" leans down for a hug.
Then the whole gang comes together for a big family selfie.
|Notice the selfie stick|