Monday, July 23, 2007

An Open Letter to Donny Osmond


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of my favorite musical plays. I have seen many productions of this play. Ever since you did your stint as Joseph in the 1999 production, I have wanted to see it. My MIL had the opportunity to see it live when your show traveled to SLC. She enjoyed the show. Recently, as a birthday present, my MIL gave me a DVD copy of this particular production. I was really excited to see it and share it with my children because it would allow them to finally see the visual story line [we have had a CD of another version for many years and they enjoy the songs, but they had never been able to fully appreciate the entire story on the stage].

How sorely disappointed I was to see that You, a man who should have some sense of moral compass, allowed yourself to be portrayed as a Joseph who does not flee from the grasps of Potipher’s wife. That is a main part of the story. Joseph flees from her! My kids know the Bible version. He flees! That is one central part that makes Joseph’s character so great. To be a part of a production that illustrates otherwise diminishes the value of the story and wrecks the moral high road that you have trodden for most of your life. Was it worth the money?


Sorely Disappointed in Lubbock


mayday said...

That is very unfortunate. How can they make a Joseph and not have him flee? It makes now sense. That is a HUGE part of the story!

~j. said...

I saw Donny in Joseph in Toronto. I was in middle school. I only remember my choir teacher swooning.

~cari~ said...

I'm sorry but, I still love him! I know he sold out but nobody's perfect. I've been a fan of his since I was a little girl and I think he's awesome. There, I said it! :)