Encore Winter 2015

Young Ambassadors

Taking Home a New Love

The Young Ambassadors show Heartsongs: Melodies of Love includes Broadway numbers like “Singin’ in the Rain,” alongside hits from the Beatles and Michael Bublé.

It will be a homecoming to remember for two members of Young Ambassadors. On January 23 the group will start their tour in Reno, Nevada, before heading to California, where they will perform in Oakland, Santa Rosa, San Jose, Lakeport, and Paradise before ending in Folsom on Saturday,January 31.For performers Jordan Bromley and Heather McDonald, this tour will be a chance to dance and sing for friends and family. While performing abroad is a thrill in its own right, there is nothing quite like bringing home an ensemble of world-famous performers.Bromley’s first memory of the Young Ambassadors is from when the team toured in Santa Rosa during his childhood. But his connection with the ensemble far precedes watching his first show: his parents met while performing as Young Ambassadors, and they are currently chapter chairs of the BYU Young Ambassadors Alumni Association. Following the tradition of his parents and two older brothers, Bromley will have the chance to take center stage with the group—during his solo in “Just Haven’t Met You Yet.”McDonald began attending a Young Ambassadors youth workshop when she was 14 years old and continued every year until the end of high school. After making the team and touring Southeast Asia last year, McDonald stayed when she heard the team would be headed to California. “I don’t think I could get more excited about going to California,” McDonald says. “I loved the idea that I could go back so many years later and show my friends what attracted me when I was 14.” It’s fitting for McDonald to share her feelings through a show that takes a look into the many facets of love.The Young Ambassadors’ production Heartsongs: Melodies of Love highlights some of the world’s all-time favorite love songs in a vibrant musical journey through the rollercoaster of life. It is packed with numbers from award-winning Broadway musicals, such as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cinderella, Singin’ in the Rain, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, as well as international hits by the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Michael Bublé, Adele, and Michael Jackson.Bromley and McDonald both look forward to sharing Heartsongs. According to Bromley, his hope is the same as every other performer’s on the team: “We want the audience to come and enjoy the show.”