"Dreamer, What Really Happened to Joseph"
By Cam Floria
Published in 1983
Recorded by the Continental Singers and recorded in 1983
Edited by Freddie Santos in 1989 and renamed "Joseph the Dreamer"
Download the Album (72 MB)
Preformed in 1984 by the GSUMC Youth Choir
Unlike many of the other musicals we preformed there are many references to this online. There are lots of YouTube clips of performances of both the original and the revised version by the writer Freddie Santos in 1989 and even a clip by the composer Cam Flora.
I wish there was a site that talked about the musical in more general terms, but there is not. On the other hand, what does exist is a large selection of video clips of various performances. It's a jumble of disjointed clips which makes it a little hard to follow, but they are still great to watch.
Freddie Santos is with the Trumpets' production of Joseph the Dreamer in the Philippines which ran for a long time as a stage show. He edited the original show in 1989 and titled it "Joseph the Dreamer". Online it mentions that he "edited it for a younger audience" but it does not give any details except for the fact that it was "shortened and updated". Thankfully there is a clip on YouTube so you can hear for yourself the changes. Very interesting.
Of particular note, I've notice many of these performances of this musical are in other countries. I find it an interesting quirk that this one musical is so international while all of the other ones we preformed were not.
Dreamer Cam Floria
Joseph the Dreamer (The Freddie Santos Version)