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As an exciting preview of its new production Welcome Home, the Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors released its latest music video Thinking Out Loud, the single by Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge that won the 2016 Grammy Song of the Year award. The Young Ambassadors’ Thinking Out Loud cover is available now on iTunes.

Welcome Home, a musical kaleidoscope of family fun, delivers dynamic choreography, colorful costumes and a musical lineup of international hits and popular Broadway show tunes from Hamilton, Footloose, In the Heights, Singin’ in the Rain and the beloved Wizard of Oz.

Featuring dancers Matthew Davies and Cassie Austin (most recently appearing in the highly acclaimed Music Theatre Wichita summer season), and with original choreography by Libby Fowler Lloyd, this poignant duet tells the story of everlasting love. Tanner DeWaal, Haley Wawro and Preston Taylor sing with the Young Ambassadors Showband in a musical setting created by recent BYU commercial music graduate Michael Biancardi.

Thinking Out Loud also includes Max and Sally Roberts, now in their 52nd year of marriage. The Roberts’ granddaughter was cast in the Young Ambassadors’ 2004 tour in Brazile. In April 2017, the Young Ambassadors will return to Brazil on a concert tour ofWelcome Home, traveling from the Amazon in the north to Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

With tours in 68 countries over 46 years, the world-traveled troupe shares decades of the best in entertainment with music by recording artists Ed Sheeran, Billy Joel, Judy Garland, the Beach Boys, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Frank Sinatra.

The Young Ambassadors invite everyone to join in this year’s celebration of the family with Welcome Home.


The BYU Young Ambassadors are all full-time students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The company is produced by the School of Music in cooperation with the Department of Dance in the College of Fine Arts and Communications. See the Young Ambassadors in person: touring schedule and tickets.

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