Based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, the musical tells the story of Joseph, son of Jacob. The favored son, he is betrayed by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery and driven to Egypt. Though beset with adversity, Joseph perseveres through wit and faith and becomes the governor of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh. This all sets the scene for when he meets his brothers who have come to Egypt to purchase food. Its family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music have made it extremely popular with audiences and performers alike.