Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough star in their own all-new dance production, Move Live on Tour, coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, June 10 at 5 and 8 p.m.
CLEARWATER - Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, Move Live on Tour, onstage across North America beginning May 28. The tour makes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, June 10 at 5 and 8 p.m.
Move Live on Tour will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between.
According to Derek and Julianne, “No matter where we go in the world, the question we hear most from people is ‘when are you going to do something together?’ We feel that everything we’ve done up to this point has led us to creating this show and we can’t wait to share it with our fans.”
The Dancing With the Stars champions conceived the show, which they are staging with Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo (Nappytabs), best known for their Emmy Award-winning choreography on So You Think You Can Dance.
“We’re so thrilled to be working with Nappytabs, their creative energy is perfectly aligned with ours and we couldn’t dream of better partners to bring MOVE LIVE ON TOUR to life,” they said
The pair, both of whom are also accomplished singers and musicians, promise musical surprises and special guest appearances in a show they describe as “a cross between a Broadway spectacular and the hippest, coolest dance party you’ve ever been to.”
The Houghs and their Move Live on Tour troupe will also be going into local communities on the tour to engage local dance groups and non-profit organizations to include them in the whole “MOVE” experience in fun and unique ways to encourage and celebrate dance.
Tickets are $75, $55 and $35 and available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Pre-show dining is also available. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to show time. VIP packages are available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, including backstage tours, pre-show parties, and meet and greet opportunities with Julianne and Derek.
About the stars
Julianne Hough is known to audiences around the world for her success in film, television and music. She was a two-time professional champion on ABC’s top-rated Dancing with the Stars, before making a seamless transition to award-winning recording artist and her feature film debut in Burlesque.
She starred in the update of Footloose and the all-star film adaptation of the musical, Rock of Ages. Hough also starred opposite Josh Duhamel in Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven, directed by Lasse Hallstrom. She was seen in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, Paradise, opposite Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer and will be seen in the upcoming thriller, Curve. Julianne has also joined forces with the Kind Campaign to create and host Kind Camp, empowering and encouraging girls to be confident, beautiful women and to eradicate girl against girl bullying.
Derek Hough is an Emmy Award-winning choreographer and the only five-time champion in franchise history of Dancing with the Stars. With celebrity partners that have included Brooke Burke, Ricki Lake, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler and Amber Riley, Hough’s innovative and daring choreography has garnered him a total of five Emmy nominations.
He starred in London’s West End production of Footloose in 2006. In 2013, he partnered with World Champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White to choreograph their short program for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where the duo was awarded the gold medal after performing that routine, garnering record-setting scores and rave reviews. He is currently appearing in Season 18 of Dancing With the Stars with Paralympian snowboarder, Amy Purdy, which premiered this month.