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Together onstage at last: Siblings Julianne and Derek Hough bring dancing tour to Utah

The multitalented siblings will headline a variety show.

First Published Jul 12 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Jul 14 2014 08:57 am

Julianne and Derek Hough are coming home on Wednesday.

The Utah natives who shot to fame on "Dancing with the Stars" are bringing the Move Live On Tour to the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

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Move Live On Tour

Utah natives Julianne and Derek Hough headline an evening of song, dance, comedy and more.

When » Wednesday, July 16, 8 p.m.

Where » Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

Tickets » $26.50-$62 (plus fees) at the Maverik Center box office or ticketmaster.com

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The Beehive State’s most famous brother-sister entertainers since Donny and Marie Osmond will make like, well, Donny and Marie. Move Live On Tour is not just a dancing extravaganza; the Houghs sing, tell jokes, offer inspirational messages and star in big production numbers.

It’s the end result of what’s sort of a full circle in the siblings’ lives. Hough said that his mother "saw us as the blond Osmonds" when they were kids and always wanted them to perform together in something like this.

Their father, former Utah Republican Party Chairman Bruce Hough, urged Derek to perform with Julianne when they were kids. And Derek resisted, as he pointed out in an interview a few years ago.

"I always was like, ‘Heck no! I do not want to dance with my sister,’ " Hough said. "That’s weird. That’s random. It’s awkward."

He got over it. And the Houghs’ fans have been asking for them to perform together for years.

"No matter where we go in the world, the question we hear most from people is, ‘When are you going to do something together?’ " the Houghs said in a statement. "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."

So the siblings put together a show that features them performing everything from ballroom to hip-hop, tap to salsa. Sometime solo. Sometimes as a pair. Sometimes with a troupe of dancers performing with them.

Julianne Hough, 25, rose to fame on "Dancing With the Stars." She won two mirror-ball trophies (with Apolo Anton Ono and Helio Castroneves). She’s also released a couple of music albums, and her acting credits include "Burlesque," the remake of "Footloose" and "Rock of Ages."


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Derek Hough, 29, has won on "Dancing With the Stars" a record five times (with partners Brooke Burke, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler and Amber Riley). He was in the original cast of "Footloose: The Musical" in London, and he and fellow "DWTS" professional Mark Ballas headlined the Ballas Hough Band.

Derek has been nominated for five Emmys for best choreography (two with his sister) and won the award in 2013.

spierce@sltrib.com



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