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12A Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Railroad Days Joseph (John Flosi), the favored son of Jacob, wears his amazing Technicolor dreamcoat in the West End Theatre&apos;s current production. Photos by Laura Beaton Locals shine- Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plumasnews.com "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" lit up the stage during the West End Theatre's inaugural season of plays, which began Aug. 7. Based on a story of Joseph from the Bible's book of Genesis, the musical features music by Andrew Lloyd Weber and lyrics by Tim Rice. There is no dialogue per se; all lines are sung in an eclectic mix of musical genres. Starring Danielle Wagner as the narrator and John Flosi as Joseph, the play portrays the biblical story of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Joseph, favored son of Jacob. The venerated patriarch Jacob relives his youth through the eyes of his son and gifts him with the most beautiful coat of many colors the brothers have ever seen. Joseph's 11 brothers become jealous and scheme to get rid of him. They plan to kill Joseph and tell their father he was killed wrestling a goat. But when a party of Ishmaelites walks by, the brothers decide to sell Joseph into slavery instead. Joseph becomes the best slave ever in Egypt, and wins the favor of his owner; in Technicolor Joseph (John Flosi), now the fearsome Pharaoh's No. 2, accuses his youngest brother of stealing a gold goblet. Despite being sold into slavery by his brothers, who were jealous of all the attention he got, Joseph was kind to them and the family reconciled. Potiphar. But when Potiphar's wife attempts to seduce Joseph, Joseph is thrown into jail. With his gift of accurately interPreting dreams, Joseph is quickly noticed by the fearsome ruler Pharaoh, and called in to interpret his strange dreams. Pleased with the results, the Pharaoh names Joseph his No. 2. Joseph is now on the road to the greatness he saw in his dreams as a young boy back in Canaan. Meanwhile, Joseph's family struggles to survive the famine that has followed seven years of bounty --just as Joseph prophecied. The brothers decide to travel to Egypt to beg for food from the Pharaoh's No. 2. production When they get their audience with Joseph, they do not recognize him. But Joseph, remembering very well his fate at their hands, decides to play a trick on the brothers. He plants his precious gold cup into the bag of grain he gifts to one of the brothers, then accuses him of stealing. After the gold cup is found in young Benjamin's bag, the other brothers defend Benjamin and take the blame themselves. This act of bravery signals to Joseph that the brothers are no longer corrupt, and he frees Benjamin. The beloved patriarch Jacob is brought to Egypt and the family is happily reunited again. A cast of nearly 30, whose ages span more than five decades, brings this classic tale alive with lively song and dance. Remaining show dates are Aug. 13 - 16, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors 65-plus. Season tickets (covering four quarterly shows) are available for $60/adults and $40/students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the theatre box office, Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co., online at westendtheatre.us or by calling 283-1956. Amber and Zachary FeUner urge the ducks onward during the Lucky Duck Race at Portola Railroad Days last weekend. Photos by Austin Hagwood JAIL A gunfighter from the Western troupe Badges, Bandits'and Bloomers takes aim during a re-enactment. The troupe delighted audiences with performances on all three days of the event. visit our Klarissa Luxury Firm 20 year Queen SeL. .......... s700j King Set ........ $1099 Soy based, high density foam King Set.. $1099 . Twin set.....1300 Queen set....t400 t Full set ..... 1440 King seL......leM NO INTEREST WITH PAYMENTS FOR 6 MONTHS!* new sleep center! 300 beds in fate<to ad'justa6fe, altar t&guaranteeaCfawest, VISCOPEDIC" J 1