Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lynnwood Stake's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Part IV - Joseph's Coat/Joseph's Dreams

At the beginning of the next scene, Jacob explains that Joseph's mother was the only wife he ever really loved and that "Joseph was my joy because he reminded me of her." Narrators then tell how "through young Joseph, Jacob lived his youth again...but it made the rest feel second best." While Jacob is doting on Joseph and tossing him a football, the brothers sing "being told we're 'alsorans' does not make us Joseph fans." Some of the brothers try to catch the ball but are disappointed to see that it was clearly meant for Joseph, who almost knocks over Reuben.

"Jacob wanted to show the world he loved his son, to make it clear that Joseph was the special one, so Jacob bought his son a multicolored coat to wear." Joseph, Benjamin, and the ladies of the house love it! The brothers...not so much. "And now this coat has got our goat! We feel life is unfair!"
"And when Joseph graced the scene, his brothers turned a shade of green."

Then they all name off its various colors with the brothers grudgingly toiling in the fields while the ladies dance around a joyous Joseph - "It was red, and yellow and green and brown
and scarlet and black and ocher and peach and ruby and olive and violet and fawn
and lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve and cream and crimson and silver and rose
and azure and lemon and russet and gray and purple and white and pink and orange and blue!
Joseph then shares with his brothers the details of some of his recent dreams. "

I dreamed that in the fields one day the corn gave me a sign your eleven sheaves of corn all turned and bowed to mine my sheaf was quite a sight to see a golden sheaf and tall yours were green and second-rate and really rather small."
Needless to say the brothers are less than thrilled to hear this..."
Joseph and Benjamin leave the stage and the brothers sing "the dreams of our dear brother are the decades biggest yawn. His talk of stars and golden sheaves is just a load of corn."
"Not only is he tactless but he's also rather dim, for there's eleven of us and there's only one of him."
"The dreams of course will not come true, that is we think they won't come true, that is we hope they don't come true...What if he's right all along!"

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