The Timpanogos Valley Theater (TVT) is opening its 2020 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat today. It will run in the evenings on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from August 12-22. All evening performances will begin at 7:30 pm. Saturday’s shows will also include an 11:00am matinee.
The show was originally scheduled to run in May, but it was postponed due to health concerns. TVT determined in early July that a modified, outdoor performance might be a possibility. Outdoor, socially-distanced rehearsals were held beginning in July, and the show has become a reality. In addition to talented actors, performances will also feature the Heber Valley Children’s Choir. Even the One Stop dinosaur is jumping in on the action, with a rainbow coat and groovy hair, created by Heber City resident, Christine Chappell.
The production will be held on the lawn, just south of the Main Street historic city building. Audience household groups will be distanced from each other and from the stage. Facemasks will be required, except while seated in individual, socially-distanced groups. The theater will not be selling concessions, but food trucks will be nearby. Also, sanitizer stations and temperature checks will be used. For additional safety, high-risk individuals may enter and be seated 50 minutes prior to the show.
The 90-minute show will be performed concert-style to increase safety of the cast members and others. Tickets are $10 per person, or $50 total for groups of 6-8 people. They may be bought online in advance and early purchases are highly encouraged. Tickets may be purchased at the door through Venmo or with exact change, but capacity will be limited, and the shows may sell out.
The Timpanogos Valley Theater Company has been in operation since 2001. Its focus is family theatre, and, especially, on bringing youth and adults together for quality productions.
For more information, go to http://www.timpvalleytheatre.com.
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