A new UK touring concert has been announced at over 60 venues across the UK. Titled Dreamcoat Stars, the concert 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 during his appearance in the 2007 BBC television programme ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and subsequent UK theatre productions of the musical.

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 wellloved show and cast members past & 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 coproducing the concert for its inaugural UK tour spring 2023.

Brinkler tells us: “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 extravaganza concert 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 4 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 Joseph’s 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 announced to star in the spring tour include Keith Jack and 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.

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.

On stage at the Palace Theatre on 26 APRIL. Book here 

The Palace Theatre Paignton