Sara Mearns will Star in Matthew Bourne’s “The Red Shoes”!

“‘The first time I was in rehearsal with everybody, and took class with everybody, I was so intimidated and so shy.’ Intimidated? Shy? These are not words we associate with Sara Mearns, New York City Ballet’s boldest ballerina.

Come October, however, Mearns moves out of her comfort zone. The conquering blonde who leaps tall buildings in a single bound is taking on the role of redheaded Victoria Page, the doomed dancer played by Moira Shearer in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 film classic, The Red Shoes.

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BWW Review: NYCB’s “Swan Lake” Starring Sara Mearns Is a Vision

“But he didn’t have to wait too long. In one of the most exquisite Swan Lake lake scenes I’ve been privy to, Siegfried found his princess in Sara Mearns‘ Odette. With a penchant for the dramatic, Mearns is otherworldly in not only her movement, but also her presence. A simple wave of her supple “wings” and the audience was captivated.”

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“Between The Lines” is Spectacular Choreographed by Lorin Latarro

loirn”Now, Between the Lines, the musical, is making its world premiere at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and as debuts go, it’s the definition of spectacular: ‘like a spectacle; marked by an impressive large-scale display.’…

Choreography by Broadway’s Lorin Latarro elevates even the biggest numbers—look out for those dancing suits of armor.”

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Sara Mearns is Extraordinary in the NYCB’s Fall Season

“It’s never truly fall until New York City Ballet reclaims Lincoln Center. Before the company hosts its fashion-forward gala evening on Sept. 28 — with designers and choreographers collaborating on new works — there will be two weeks of Peter Martins’s Swan Lake. It’s all about the dancers, and Sara Mearns, who is scheduled to perform opening night opposite Tyler Angle, should start the run off right: Her rendition of the dual role of Odette/Odile is extraordinary.”

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Tony Nominees Kelly Devine and Joshua Bergasse and More Choreograph Touchdown Dances for the NFL

“Beginning with the 2017 season (football season that is), the National Football League has relaxed its rules regarding celebratory touchdown dances. For years, the League forbade excessive celebration, and players abided for fear of penalty. But now, the NFL says players are free to dance.
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choreographer Joshua Bergasse, who just won a Chita Rivera Award for his Outstanding Choreography Off-Broadway for Sweet Charity, created an end-zone routine called The Loompaloo.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Casa Mañana starring Mia Gerachis is Athletic & High-Spirited!

“Narrator Gerachis, moving with grace and energy around the stage in Spencer’s sleek striped costume, tackles her tricky, all-singing-all-the-time role with verve and heart. She’s our link to the story—and her resounding soprano (despite some mike fuzz she nails the fast-patter Tim Rice lyrics) flies high on a string of songs, including Poor Poor Joseph and Pharaoh’s Story.

-Jan Farrington, Theatre Jones

Mia Gerachis is Effortless in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Casa Mañana

“Flawlessly narrating Casa’s production (minus some rare, poorly guided moments of theatrically-spoken song) is belttress Mia Gerachis, who is a new discovery for The Dome. With her effortless approach to Webber’s insanely high female vocals, Ms. Gerachis manages both the range and mile-a-minute score better than the dozen or so ladies I’ve previously heard tackle the role. Whether she’s mischievously weaving through the large company or singing straight out to the audience, Mia commands the stage with talent and confidence that deserves applause.”

-Kyle Christopher West, Broadway World

Part of the Plan Directed & Choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett Soars!

“Written and produced by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris – working in tandem with TPAC, which is co-producing an original musical for the very first time as part of its HCA/Tri-Star Health Broadway at TPAC Series to open the 2017-18 season – Part of the Plan is hugely entertaining and at times heartrendingly effective and emotionally charged. Clearly, it’s a show on track for a Broadway opening night…”

-Jeffrey Ellis, Broadway World