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Performer Keith Jack and Producer Matt Brinker Join Forces for DREAMCOAT STARS UK Tour

Dreamcoat Stars will feature reimagined versions of musical theatre songs, uniquely performed by cast members who have starred in Joseph!

By: Jan. 10, 2023
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A new UK touring concert has been announced at over 60 venues across the UK. Dreamcoat Stars will feature reimagined versions of musical theatre songs, uniquely performed by cast members who have starred in one of the world's most well-known musicals: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Like all great theatrical shows, the idea must spark from somewhere. In the case of Dreamcoat Stars, the light-bulb moment came to Keith Jack, who's held a long connection to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat since shooting to stardom with his appearance in the 2007 BBC television programme 'Any Dream Will Do' and subsequent UK theatre productions of the musical.

Keith Jack said, Joseph has been a part of my life since before Any Dream Will Do, and I've always thought about getting a few Joseph performers together for a concert of musical theatre. Joseph is such a well-loved show and cast members past and present have a huge personal following - so it felt very natural that they may want to see those cast members performing a selection of the biggest hits from all different types of shows, and a few new arrangements from Joseph of course! I'm hoping this will appeal to people of all ages and maybe even introduce some of the newer musicals to audiences that haven't heard them before.

Keith approached RED Entertainment to team up with colleague, friend and ex-Joseph performer Matt Brinkler, Executive Producer at RED, to help get the idea off the ground. Together they are now co-producing the concert for its inaugural UK tour spring 2023.

Matt Brinkler comments, When Keith asked me for my help on this production, and later to co-produce it with him, I was over the moon. This musical theatre concert is the perfect way to make larger musicals accessible and affordable for so many that need an introduction to theatre. It gives us an opportunity to reach further into communities that haven't got access to number one touring venues.

It is my hope that we can inspire new audiences towards the West End and large-scale touring venues through the celebrity pull of these hugely talented ex-Josephs and co-stars. At the same time, we have an opportunity to introduce some new musicals to audiences that are already fans of the genre.

This concert extravaganza celebrates the life and work of legendary West End and Broadway composers in a brand-new mega mix production, promising powerful star vocals of the nation's most loved shows including Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, SIX, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, Moulin Rouge and more.

Jack explains, The production will showcase four stars from Joseph, individually and together in group songs, trios, duets, and solos. It's something I felt was incredibly important because each person has their own stories about their time in Joseph and other musical productions, and we want to share that! The fact we have Josephs from different eras makes it even more special and to produce this with a fellow Joseph is the icing on the cake for me! Matt and the team at RED are fantastic to work with and getting to put my producer hat on for the first time is an exciting new challenge.

Currently starring in the spring tour includes Keith Jack; the longest reigning Joseph Mike Holoway, having first played the titular role at age 19 before appearing in the West End and numerous UK tours over a 24-year period culminating in over 4000 performances. Straight from the West End Jonathan Dudley, who alternated as Joseph in the 2013 UK tour, and Chris Barton finalist on hit BBC shows Any Dream Will Do & All Together Now. Further casting will be announced soon.

Brinkler added, Some big numbers from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat are in the concert but it was important to us that we see our Josephs perform songs the audience haven't seen them do before. The part of the show I'm most excited about is the 4-part Defying Gravity vocal arrangement and the inclusion of a new arrangement from SIX.

Grab your coat of many colours and join our Josephs on an emotional journey where Any Dream Will Do.

Tour Dates

3rd March Chelmsford Theatre, Chelmsford

5th March Theatre Royal, Winchester

7th March New Theatre Royal, Lincoln

8th March Lichfield Garrick Theatre, Lichfield

9th March The Core Theatre, Solihull

11th March Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill

12th March Grove Theatre, Dunstable

15th March Hawth, Crawley

16th March Radlett Centre, Radlett

17th March Peterborough Key Theatre, Peterborough

18th March The Woodville, Gravesend

21st March Regent Centre, Christchurch

22nd March Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

23rd March McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater

24th March The Savoy, Monmouth

25th March Swan Theatre, Worcester

28th March Wyvern Theatre And Arts Centre, Swindon

29th March Stockport Plaza, Stockport

30th March Civic Theatre, Rotherham

1st April Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

4th April Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick

5th April Grand, Lancaster

6th April Bridlington Spa, Bridlington

7th April City Varieties, Leeds

8th April Skegness Embassy, Skegness

11th April Alive Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

12th April Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

13th April The Core at Corby Cube, Corby

14th April The Muni Theatre, Colne

15th April The Forum, Northallerton

16th April Phoenix Theatre, Blyth

25th April Regal Theatre, Redruth

26th April Palace Theatre, Paignton

27th April New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

28th April Medina Theatre, Newport

29th April The Lights, Andover

2nd May The Brunton (Venue 1), Musselburgh

3rd May Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

4th May Whitehall, Dundee

5th May Gaiety, Ayr

6th May Webster Theatre, Arbroath

10th May Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby

11th May South Holland Centre, Spalding

12th May Towngate Theatre, Basildon

13th May Watford Palace Theatre, Watford

14th May West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea

17th May Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

18th May Lowther Pavilion, Lytham Saint Annes

19th May Palace Theatre, Redditch

20th May Blackwood Miners' Institute, Blackwood

21st May Queens Theatre, Barnstaple

23rd May Westlands Yeovil, Yeovil

24th May Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

25th May Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

26th May Beck Theatre, Hayes

27th May Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne

28th May Camberley Theatre, Camberley

30th May Derby Theatre, Derby

31st May St George's Hall, Bradford

1st June Garrick Playhouse, Altrincham

2nd June Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

3rd June Northcott, Exeter


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