Backdrops for Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Genesis. It was written by the dynamic duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. 

While set in early Biblical times in the Middle East, Egypt and desert towns, the story of Joseph’s tumultuous and ever-changing life is still relevant today with its themes of growing up, dealing with jealousy and envy as well as the power of forgiveness. 

Backdrops By Charles H. Stewart offers more than 18 unique and fitting backdrops for this production that you are sure to love. Let’s explore the storyline and take a closer look at some of the options for your next production. 

The Story of Joseph 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells the tale of Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob as told in the Old Testament’s Book of Genesis. Joseph’s twelve brothers are envious and angered by his favored status by their father. So much so that they devise a plot to sell him into slavery and convince the father that his special son has died. Their proof of his death is a tattered and bloodstained multicolored coat that Joseph was known to wear. 

Instead of facing death, Joseph was taken to Egypt where he was sold into slavery and ended up working in the home of a powerful businessman named Potiphar, who would later have Joseph jailed due to his wife’s affection for him. 

Joseph’s luck begins to turn when word spreads beyond the jail cell of his special gift of being able to interpret dreams. Eventually, talk of his special talent reaches the Egyptian Pharaoh. He is taken to the leader and explains that his dreams foretell a future time of famine for Egypt and beyond. With this warning, the Egyptian leader is able to prepare for the devastating crop failures and save his people. 

Back in Canaan, Joseph’s family is impacted by the famine as well with little food or work. The brothers travel to Egypt to find work and feed their family. They go to Joseph who recognizes them but they don’t recognize him. He tests them to see if they have changed and become humble or if they remain the cruel and jealous brothers he once knew. 

Joseph sees that his brothers have changed, so, to everyone’s great joy, he reveals his true identity.

Backdrops for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Given that a majority of the performance takes place in the Middle East and more specifically, it makes sense that many of the backdrops we offer show the desert, Egyptian Sphinx, Pyramids, Middle Eastern towns as well as Arabian markets and landscape. Here are some of our favorites. 

This Arabian Market Backdrop #2311 shows a Middle Eastern street with bazaar tents and architecture along with a backdrop of a sandy desert area. 

For scenes depicting Biblical era Egypt, this Egyptian Landscape Backdrop #1970 shows the Pyramids and the Sphinx set against a light blue sky. 

Or for a different view of the splendor of Egypt during this time, this Egyptian Palace Interior Backdrop #2482 creates a scene inside of an Egyptian pyramid or Pharaoh’s lair with Hieroglyphics, columns, and Anubis guard dogs. 

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