Playhouse Merced's 17th season begins Friday with a showing of the musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
Based on the Bible story about Joseph and his "coat of many colors," the musical is presented by a narrator and performed in a series of musical scenes.
The production features Keaton Williams as Joseph, and Dianne Kocher as The Narrator, with a supporting cast of more than 25 actors, singers and dancers from around the Central Valley.
Showtimes are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $10 for students and $8 for children. Tickets can be purchased by calling (209) 725-8587 or by visiting the box office at 425 West Main Street in Downtown Merced.