A Colorful Benefit 

Joseph, the Old Testament Bible hero known best for his bold fashion sense, could have benefited greatly from the Community Legal Center (CLC). The nonprofit organization, which provides counseling and legal representation in civil matters to working clients who can't afford a lawyer, could have helped poor Joseph to understand his rights after 11 jealous brothers threw him into a pit and sold him into slavery. The CLC could have advised him when he was falsely accused of sleeping with another man's wife and then imprisoned. They even might have helped Joseph find representation for a defamation suit after Donny Osmond was cast as the titular character in the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

After some 4,000 years, Joseph and the CLC finally are working together. On Wednesday, June 2nd, the center hosts its 10th annual fund-raiser at Theatre Memphis. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., attendees have a chance to be among the first to see Theatre Memphis' lavish revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Webber's Joseph, a pop-operetta inspired by early rock-and-roll, improves on the original Bible story by depicting Pharaoh as an Elvis impersonator.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Fund-raiser for the Community Legal Center, Theatre Memphis, Wednesday, June 2nd, 6 p.m. Tickets are $40, $25 for students. For tickets, call 544-7000. For more information on the Community Legal Center, visit clcmemphis.com.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Let's Do The Time Warp Drive-In With John Waters

Intermission Impossible

Hattiloo Puts the School-to-Prison Pipeline in the Spotlight

News Blog

Female Population On the Rise at Shelby County Jail

Music Blog

Dancing Highlife in Memphis, Obruni Style

Hungry Memphis

Now Open: Nutrition Bar

News Blog

Strickland Asks For Trust On Banks' Shooting

Hungry Memphis

LYFE Kitchen Closed

Hungry Memphis

Sneak Peek at Ronnie Grisanti's

Hungry Memphis

Launch Process Expands with Penny Lounge

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Davis

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation