Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the first show I designed and took responsibility for as Production Manager at the Croswell Opera House. In early production meetings, we decided to take an unique direction with the show and create a spontaneous “show within a show” that arises from a children’s tour of the historic venue. Like the show that followed it, I had to find a way to hide the set completely and present a bare stage at the opening of the performance. Audiences walked into the theater to a raised main curtain, a solitary ghost light, an a handful of producers/technicians going about their “daily routines” sweeping, cleaning, and organizing. When the set takes the stage during the opening number, the audience is greeted with two sandstone pyramids that are motivated onstage by technicians and performers dressed in period costumes (Egyptians pushing large blocks of stone). From there, whatever scene needed to be presented, was done by rotating the two wagons into different positions.