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Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Production

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STARRING
DIANA DeGARMO AS “NARRATOR”
AND ACE YOUNG AS “JOSEPH”
TO PLAY HOUSTON MARCH 17-29

For Immediate Release
February 10, 2015
Photos available: Photo 1, Photo 2, Logo
Media Contacts:
Caroline Timm, Asst. Manager Marketing and PR
Caroline@tuts.com ; 713.558.2654Christian Brown, Asst. Director of Marketing
Christian@tuts.com ; 713.558.2653
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is delighted to announce that the new 2014/15 national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play March 17-29 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston.Broadway and television star Diana DeGarmo (Narrator) and Broadway star Ace Young (Joseph) head up the cast, which also features Paul Castree as Simeon, William Thomas Evans as Jacob/Potiphar, Brian Golub as Reuben, Max Kumangai as Judah and Ryan Williams as Pharaoh.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer raved: “Joseph thrills with Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.  The new production is an exuberant success that stays true to all of the original’s joyfulness, humor and fantastic songs while subtly updating it for a 2014 audience.”

Husband-and-wife team Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo first met when they shared the Broadway stage in the 2009 revival of HAIR.  “I am so excited to be starring as ‘Joseph’ alongside Diana,” said Ace.  “It’s great to be back on stage! I too am so excited to star alongside Ace in the very role I once looked up to years ago as a child in the choir,” added Diana.

One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.  The first collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King), JOSEPH blends pop, country and rock into an uplifting, technicolored story of biblical proportions.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.

Produced by the Independent Presenters Network, the tour features Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt, Costume Design by Jennifer Caprio, Lighting Design by Howell Binkley, Sound Design by John Shivers and David Patridge, Projection & Video Design by Daniel Brodie, Music Supervision by David Kreppel and Music Direction by Wayne Green.

DIANA DeGARMO (Narrator) From Broadway to the Hollywood Bowl, Diana is no stranger to the stage. At 16, she stole America’s heart on “Idol” before becoming the first alum to star on Broadway.  Starring in such shows as HAIR (where she met her husband Ace Young), 9 to 5, Brooklyn: The Musical, Hairspray and The Toxic Avenger, she then moved to Los Angeles to play the role of “Angelina,” a fan favorite on the number one daytime series “The Young and the Restless.”  In 2008, she released an acoustic EP “Unplugged in Nashville,” and recently released a Country EP “Live To Love,” composed of songs co-written with Ace.

ACE YOUNG (Joseph) This athletic, 6’1″ runt of 5 boys moved to Los Angeles from Boulder, CO, over ten years ago to pursue a career in music.  Since then, Ace has worked with musical stars ranging from Brian McKnight to Desmond Child.  He is a Grammy-nominated songwriter with number one hits in the U.S. and Sweden.  Ace has performed for the masses at festivals, concerts, parades, bars and hole-in-the-wall joints around the world.  After being a contestant on “Idol,” he pursued a Broadway career, starring first in Grease and then in HAIR, where he met his wife, Diana DeGarmo.  They recently released a Country EP “Live To Love,” composed of songs co-written by the two of them.  Other television credits include “Bones” and “Planet 360.”

ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER (Direction and Choreography) Broadway: In The Heights (Tony Award), Bring It On (Tony nomination), 9 To 5 (Tony nomination), The People In The Picture, The Apple Tree, and the revival of Annie. Other work includes: Fly (DTC), The Wiz (City Center), Desperately Seeking Susan (West End), “Sesame Street,” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”  Future projects include Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Only Gold with Kate Nash.  Mr. Blankenbuehler has performed on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier, Big and Guys and Dolls.

INDEPENDENT PRESENTERS NETWORK (Producer) is a consortium of 40 of the leading Broadway Presenters in cities throughout America. Recent and current Broadway/London/U.S. Tours: Kinky Boots, Matilda, Pippin, Jekyll & Hyde, La Cage Aux Folles, Wonderland, 9 to 5, RagtimeFrost/ Nixon, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple, Spamalot, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty.
TUTS will offer several special events and add-on packages in conjunction with the show to make for an unforgettable musical experience:

  • OUT@TUTS post-show cast party – Thursday, March 19
  • VIP Meet & Greet – Thursday, March 26

For more event information, visit TUTS.com/events.
Tickets (starting at only $25) are available:

  • Online at TUTS.com
  • Phone at (713) 558-TUTS (8887), outside the Houston area at (888) 558-3882
  • In person at the Theatre Under The Stars Box Office, (800 Bagby), Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Special offers are available for groups of 10 or more by calling (713) 558-8888 or via email at groupsales@tuts.com.

TUTS’ production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is made possible by the generosity of ConocoPhillips.

Theatre Under The Stars’ 2014-15 season is generously sponsored by CHI St. Luke’s Health. For all of Theatre Under The Stars’ 2014-2015 shows, air transportation is provided by United Airlines, the official airline of Theatre Under The Stars. Media sponsors include ABC-13 and Houston Chronicle. Season support is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Theater District Association, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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800 Bagby St., Suite 200
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