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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph’s brothers abduct him, destroy his cherished coat, and toss him into a pit to perish.

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About Costume Holiday House

Currently shipping rental costumes to all 50 states, Costume Holiday House offers a choice of arrival dates to accommodate your rehearsal schedule. Each costume comes bagged, individually tagged, and fully accessorized to make your final preparations before opening night as easy as possible.

We at Costume Holiday House look forward to assisting you in costuming your production. Whether you are a long time customer or this is your first time working with us, we hope that you find the quality of our staff and service helpful enough that you come back again and again and again.

For over 50 years of costuming excellence Costume Holiday House has been providing quality costumes at affordable prices for High Schools, Colleges, Community Theatres, Operas and Professional stock companies. With over 50,000 quality costumes, our competent staff of theatrical professionals are anxious to serve your every need. Please, feel free to contact us for any question inquires or special needs for your next production.

About This Show

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, tells the story of a young man named Joseph living in the land of Canaan. His father’s favorite son, Joseph is perhaps a little spoiled. While the rest of his brothers are forced to wear sheepskin, he struts around in a fabulous rainbow-colored coat, a gift from his adoring father. The rest of Joseph’s brothers aren’t too pleased with the situation, and when Joseph goes so far as to tell them of a dream he has had in which their stacks of wheat bow down to his stack of wheat, they decide they have finally had enough. Joseph’s brothers abduct him, destroy his cherished coat, and toss him into a pit to perish. But when a group of Ishmaelites come trotting by on their donkeys at the last minute, the brothers have a change of heart and decide not to murder Joseph, but rather to sell him into slavery. Either way, he’s out of their hair, and this way, they make a little extra cash. So they slaughter a goat, bloody up Joseph’s coat of many colors, and return to their father, feigning great sorrow at the unfortunate death of their poor brother Joseph. Joseph, however, will not be put down so easily. After being sold to an Egyptian property owner and serving a brief stint in prison, he uses his dream-reading abilities to secure an interview with the Pharoah who is so impressed with the young man that he immediately appoints him Minister of Agriculture. Years later, when a severe famine hits the land, Joseph’s brothers come begging for employment. Realizing that they don’t recognize him, Joseph decides to stage a little surprise for his would-be murderers before he allows everyone to live happily ever after. Lasting only fifteen minutes when it was originally presented as a cantata at the Colet Court School in London on March 1, 1968, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was revised five years later by Webber and Rice, expanded to 40 minutes, and presented at the West End. It was expanded again, this time to 90 minutes, before its first New York production at the Boston Academy of Music in 1976. In 1981, the show opened at an East Village theatre and ran 77 performances before moving to the Royale on January 27, 1982, where it remained for 747 performances. The Royale cast featured Bill Hutton (Joseph), Laurie Beechman (Narrator), and Tom Carter (Pharoah). During the Broadway run, Hutton was succeeded by Andy Gibb and David Cassidy. The 2000 film version features Donny Osmand.

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“Our costumes were great! It’s so nice to rent costumes instead of taking the time to purchase everything you need for a show. It made everything so easy and hassle free.”

Linda, Columbus

Pam is ALWAYS so knowledgeable and helpful. I can count on her no matter what.”

Cathy A., Delaware Ohio

“Costume Holiday House is the best! I love having a year round Halloween store. I rented a mascot costume one year. This year your store had the hat I couldn’t find anywhere else. Thank you so much. Awesome staff very helpful and knowledgeable.”

Kiwi L., Columbus, Ohio

Stellar customer service! I appreciate the employee taking the time to show me the different brands of stage makeup. And I was very impressed and grateful for all her knowledge of application techniques”

Lisa P., Columbus, Ohio

Perfect place for a screaming good time. Knowledgeable staff always on hand. We go all the time and always come away without a frightening cost. Rentals are awesome and the discounted costume pieces are top rate. I recommend anyone to find the time to check it out!!!” 

Roy M., Fremont, Ohio

This is our go to place for all things costume! We love to dress up for any occasion that has a theme and this place has everything including expert advice from the staff! Weve never rented a costume or anything like that but we buy or prosthetic materials, make up and other costume accessories here. Definitely recommend it!!

Phillip S., Columbus Ohio

“We rented Aladdin Jr, and it was so easy and everyone loved the costumes. We will definitely be renting again. Thanks so much!”

Liz H., Bunsold Middle School

They have such great costumes and extras for all your costume needs all year round.

They have a children’s section as well as extras for any existing costume you might have already, and need to renew our replace accessories. They also have a large selection of costumes for your organization, church or group and have all the up to date make up and wigs for every need you might have.

Overall I would say that most any item you might need quickly you would have available year round and not need to pay extra to have it delivered from an online source.
Staff have always been pleasant when or family visits as well as helpful.

Michelle S., Fremont, Ohio

This was the only store that I could find that had what I needed, and Pam went out of her way to help me out big time. Major kudos to this place and to Pam. I can tell that a lot of care is put into The Costume Holiday House, so I’d highly recommend it!

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