Chaz was asked be original Newsies choreographer, Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli, to help recreate the original choreography from Broadway on a wonderful group of young actors in Newtown, CT. The NewArts organization strives to build leadership skills and provide an outlet to help the survivors of the Sandy Hook shooting cope with the tragedy their small town has endured. Chaz was honored to be a part of the NewArts production of Newsies, which featured 107 young performers and was a sell-out hit, and partnered Chaz with Director Michael Unger and Co-Resident Choreographer Shanna VanDerwerker.
Working under the practiced eye of Chaz Wolcott, who appeared in the Broadway tour of Newsies as well as the Netflix version of the production in the role of Buttons, dozens of dancers moving through their paces more closely resembled an actual Broadway company versus a local youth community production.
*John Voket, The Newtown Bee (Read more HERE)