at Westport Country Playhouse
in association with Broadway Method Academy
Chaz Wolcott is marvelous as the director and choreographer of this spectacular cast that features forty Broadway Method Academy students acting with Broadway professionals. These youth were incredible! They were synchronized in their high speed, complicated movement dancing. They all remained in character at all times on stage, whether specifically delivering lines or not. When delivering lines, they projected with clarity and conviction. They sang together on the group numbers, united as a group, with clear lyrical annunciation and facial expressions that indicated that they both understood and felt the lyrics that they were singing. Most importantly, they all appeared to genuinely be having a wonderful time up on stage, resonating positive energy that circulated among each other, and transferred its way out into the audience who felt the enthusiastic vibes and got drawn right into the story"
(Sean Fallon, BroadwayWorld - Read whole review here)
Chaz Wolcott joins the family with this show, "marking his 8th time working on NEWSIES!" He both directed and choreographed the cast members with a keen eye to what makes the show so special and the dance moves were classic and energy-filled. There was the requisite dancing upon half-sheets of newsprint and tapping for "King of New York," all executed perfectly.
(Nancy Sasso Janis, Patch - Read whole review here)
Photos by Evan Zimmerman for Murphy Made, Video Footage by Kevin Geraghty