Kiss Me Kate
at Forestburgh Playhouse
Chaz directed Kiss Me Kate in the Catskills at Forestburgh Playhouse. The show received glowing reviews (see below) and partnered Chaz with this wonderful Equity theatre for the third time, but the first time as Director and Choreographer. Chaz loved collaborating with FBP Producer Franklin Trapp and Musical Director Nicholas Place, along with his fabulous design team and cast on the show! The show ran in July 2018. Check out a video of one of the show's show-stopping numbers -"Tom Dick or Harry" - below!
First and foremost, Chaz Wolcott is a dancing god (and a mighty fine director). The dance numbers in this production were PHENOMENAL and the dancers were second to none. You could feel the energy radiating from them, and you could sense that they were glad to be there. This was a big Broadway musical at its finest, and Wolcott assembled a cast worthy of the Great White Way. There wasn’t a moment in this show when I wanted it to end. The costumes! The singing! Did I mention the dancing? Everything came together for a truly wonderful night at the Miracle of the Forest, the Forestburgh Playhouse!"
*Brittany Pierce, Meet Me In the Greenroom (Read more HERE)
"Kiss Me Kate" relies heavily on a talented ensemble and this one scores high marks. The ensemble moves this show along quickly and steals the dance card of the evening with their Act 2 opener "Too Darn Hot" which was quite appropriate after two 100 degree days for the audience. This show is a fun old time musical that pops through song, dance, farce and love story in rat-tat-tat fashion. But it also sends a message to our younger theater goers, especially our girls: Be strong! Be yourself! And don't change who you are for anyone... especially a man!"
*Bill Moloney, Sullivan County Democrat (Read more HERE)
This production is a great showcase for the season’s resident company of young performers who, under the direction of Chaz Wolcott, sparkle on stage. Once again, Wolcott has managed to fill the intimate playhouse with big dance numbers that show off Ashleigh Poteat’s spot-on costuming choices as the story-within-a-story unfolds backstage."
*Jonathan Charles Fox, The River Reporter (Read more HERE)