The Cathedral of Saint Saviour’s had many more than the usual number of attendees on Saturday, October 21 for the performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat performed by the Rocky Hill Musical Company.
Unusual also were the many young people occupying the pews, many of the cast were also young.
While the show took some liberties (some may think perhaps a little too much for the Cathedral setting), still one can imagine in Egypt at that time it would have been more so. However, the main story line followed closely the Biblical account.
Ann and I really enjoyed the performance as did the rest of the audience, judging by the applause.
At interval I had a question I asked Ann: “Who came to Egypt first – Moses or Joseph”? We both did not know the answer, but turning to the occupants in the pew behind, which consisted of a group of young girls, I asked if any had knowledge of the Bible? The youngest, about 11, immediately spoke up saying “I do” and answered our question. I said “where did you learn that?” and she said scripture at West Goulburn School.
What a pleasure to learn our public school system is allowing the education of the whole person for those that wish to participate.
This story of Joseph brings out many of life’s good and not so good points for us to follow or not follow. Jacob should have treated all the boys equally and given all the boys a coat of many colours.
Of course Joseph’s dream did not help the situation.
But this story ends on a positive note that has stretched down through the ages to our day, even to this excellent most enjoyable performance in the Cathedral. A must see for all ages.
Originally published as a Letter to the Editor of the Goulburn Post by a reader, Kevin Sasse.