For its 10th anniversary, the Interfaith Musical — which began as a peace-building effort after 9/11 and after the Iraq war began — highlights three major faiths as it performs “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat” on back-to-back Sundays.
Performances are free and will be Sunday at 10:10 a.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, and Sunday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road.
The Interfaith musical’s goal is to bring together the children of the Abraham faiths — Islam, Judaism and Christianity — as well as any interested children in the community to celebrate the faith stories held in common and to promote peace and understanding.
“Joseph,” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, was written originally for an English boy’s school, and it is this version that The Children’s Interfaith Musical Workshop will be
presenting with full costumes and scenery.
Working with Malka Sansani, director of Hebrew School and Youth at Bet Haverim, and choreographer Megan Houpt Davis of United Methodist Church “has been a wonderfully fulfilling collaboration,” said musical director Janie Howard Knudsen of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.