In order to lift the spirits of the Efrat/Gush Etzion communities following|
the tragedies that have rocked the area - with Arab terrorist attacks and
the murders of friends and neighbors - the women of Efrat and Gush Etzion
have come together in a summer project that aims at lifting the spirits of
the women of the Gush, Yesha and all Israel.
In fact, they've joined together in the Efrat/Gush Etzion Raise Your Spirits
Summer Stock Company to perform a fun, happy, foot-stomping musical
extravaganza, based on well-known Biblical tales. More than 120 women have
volunteered to perform and work backstage to create one of the largest
charitable performances in Greater Jerusalem.
Produced by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited, the women will
present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." "Joseph.," which was
a box-office smash on Broadway and throughout the world for many years,
features lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, giants in the
Since spirits were very low this summer, tiyulim (trips) were at a minimum
because of the matzav (situation), and people were more or less stuck in the
summer, the show was designed in order to bring together women in Efrat and
Gush Etzion in a positive uplifting activity, and give them, their
communities and women everywhere something wonderful and happy to look
forward to by the end of the summer.
The dedication of the creative directors, the cast and crew has tired out a
fantastic musical that speaks to the heart of everyone involved in the
production. Producer Sharon Katz said, "It is our gift to the women of Yesha
and in fact all of Israel - 120 women of Efrat and Gush Etzion singing and
dancing and giving their hearts for other women who have had hard times like
The show includes women from every walk of life - doctors, lawyers,
government workers, computer experts, at-home-moms, retirees, chief
executives, activists, administrators, teachers, writers, chayalot (girl
soldiers), bnot sherut leumi (national service volunteers), grandmothers and
"Everyone who wanted to be involved has a place in the show," Sharon added.
"We've even got performers from all over the world - Israel, Russia,
America, Canada, Brazil, Holland, Belgium, Australia, England, you name it."
The story of Joseph and his coat of many colors is known by even the
youngest school child. The show takes a whimsical look at the story with
delightful songs and exhilarating dance numbers.