The Young Ambassadors are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their first appearance in the international spotlight at Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan. With the release of their new music video, “A Million Dreams”, the troupe pays tribute to over 1700 Young Ambassadors who traveled thousands of miles, visiting 68 countries, capturing the hearts of millions in half a century of performance tours. The music video highlights original video footage and photography of the historic journeys of this world-traveled company of BYU student singers, dancers, musicians and technicians.
The Young Ambassadors’ artistic director, Randy Boothe, participated in 1970’s initial tour as a new freshman at BYU. Now, fifty years later, in his final year as director, he leads a tour next April to Japan where it all began. Performances are slated in Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka and Hiroshima. On tour, Boothe is joined by Professor Eric Hanson of the BYU School of Music, director of the Young Ambassador Show Band.
Scores of working professionals (Young Ambassador alums) who are featured in this new music video will return from Broadway, national touring companies, cruise lines, regional theaters, recording studios, businesses, law firms, classrooms, studios and homes across the country to join the current cast in two shows in the Marriott Center on March 28th. Tickets go on sale at tix.byu.edu on November 18 for the 50th Anniversary Spectacular, an event fifty years in the making.