Did you know we have a rising star in our midst here at The Campbell Hotel? When front desk clerk Jackie LaFortune isn’t greeting guests, answering the phone, manning the computer, and keeping up with a dozen details here in the lobby, she moonlights as an actress.
You can catch her performing this weekend as a go-go girl in Tulsa Project Theatre’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Tulsa Convention Center.
If you’re not familiar with Joseph, an explanation is probably in order. The show is a fun Andrew Lloyd Webber musical — the popular British composer’s first — based on the biblical story of Joseph, his coat of many colors, and the series of adventures set in motion by his jealous brothers’ treachery. From the showstopping “Jacob and Sons,” which introduces the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel in classic Broadway style, to a vampy Potiphar’s wife and an Elvis-style Pharaoh giving a rockabilly rendition of his prophetic dreams, the show has a little something for everybody: country, calypso, even an over-the-top ballad that sounds as if it came straight from a French cafe.
You’ll almost certainly catch yourself singing the songs under your breath after the show, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Fun, light, and family-friendly, it’s a great show for kids, and tickets are reasonably priced, making it a great last-minute Christmas treat.
Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $20-$30. Call (877) TULSA-CC for tickets.