PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: On the Road With Richard Cerato and the New Joseph... Tour, Starring Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo
The new 2014 national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat stars "American Idol" alums and newlyweds Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young. Richard Cerato, who is featured as "Gad," shares these exclusive photos from the road.
Hi Playbill, this is Richard Cerato reporting live and in living Technicolor from the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. I'm so pumped to do my second Playbill.com exclusive photo album and this time have you join me on tour!
Celebrity Spotting: Look! It's Broadway Heartthrob Ace Young!!! But wait a minute... let's not peak too soon. Before we go backstage for an inside look, let's skip back to the beginning of our journey and see how we got here.
It all started with rehearsals at Pearl & Chelsea Studios in New York City. With this guy. Andy Blankenbuehler. Our amazing director/choreographer extraordinaire.
After about 2 1/2 weeks in the studio, creating and rehearsing the show, we head upstate to tech onstage at the very handsome Stanley Theatre in Utica, New York.
Andy is so sweet. He buys us donuts and other pastries when we behave. He is a God.
Stop. Wait... or is he really the Devil? Knowing that we are bare chested the entire show... (See photo above) Is he secretly trying to sabotage us with fried sugary carbs?!
After subsequent post-pastry gym-time, We gear up for our rockin' opening night at the Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio.
Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids collection season is upon us. So we have to sign about 500 show posters. Here I caught castmates and local Cleve-ebrities Tricia Tanguy (left) and Katie Whetsell (right) along with our stars Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo.
This is Ann. Mark, Brandon, and I befriended her back at our Utica hotel during tech. She is the sweetest of the sweet and came all the way to Ohio to see us in the show. Also, she has been sending the three of us care-packages of Almond Joys. For real.
After a successful couple of weeks in Cleveland, we pack up and get on the bus to Chicago, Illinois. It's St. Patricks Day after all so we join in the usual festivities.