“ROMEO & JULIET”                              Romeo & Juliet Teaser Video

April 10-20, 2014 at  The Lab Theater


COLLIDE presents a modern-day version of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Set in Brooklyn in 2005, the bare-knuckle world of New York City politics has created a blood feud between the Montague and Capulet families that has endured for generations, always simmering just below the surface and occasionally erupting into public view, sometimes with tragic consequences.

The production features ten professional dancers, two vocalists, original Shakespearean text and a 4 String Quartet playing popular music hits from artists such as Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and U2.


PERFORMANCES:          Buy Tickets Now

Thursday April 10 7:30pm (Preview)
Friday April 11 7:30pm (Opening)
Saturday April 12 4:00 & 7:30pm
*Sunday April 13 3:00pm
Thursday April 17 7:30pm
Friday April 18 7:30pm
Saturday April 19 4:00 & 7:30pm
Sunday April 20 7:00pm

 *Post-Show Discussion with Cast and Creative Team



Cast: Julie Hatlestad, Patrick Jeffrey, Rush Benson, Lucas Melsha, Sasha Andreev, Emily Grodzik, Riley Weber, Alannah Renstrom, Renee Guittar, Hannah Albers, Jeffrey Robinson, Sara Klimek, Lauren Anderson, Bob Beahen, Graydon Peterson, Darin Anderson, Chuck Krenner, Alexandra Early and Maureen Nilsen.

Choreographed and Directed by Regina Peluso

Tap Choreography by Geoff Higgins

$40 VIP tickets for EVERY Performance. Ticket holders will receive:

  • One free drink ticket
  • Reserved Cocktail Table Seating
  • Meat and Cheese plate for the table
    Opening Night VIP tix get access to Opening Night Celebration- Buy Tickets Now

“News flash! There’s a new theatrical dance company in town and it’s the real McCoy. For Fosse/Robbins fans it’s a fabulous fix.” – howwastheshow.com

Also coming in 2014:


October 9-19, 2014 at The Southern Theater



SEPTEMBER 19-29, 2013 at The Southern Theater

Photography by V. Paul Virtucio




COLLIDE returned in September 2013 with its world premiere Broadway-style dance musical, “The Belmont Hotel”. The story centered on hotel owner Frank Dougherty’s determination to provide for his family during the 1920’s Prohibition Era. When Frank is faced with the prospect of having to close the hotel doors, he is forced to make a decision that can put his life, and that of his family, in great danger.

The Belmont Hotel” was performed in the narrative dance style of Broadway’s Tony Award Winning “Movin’ Out” and featured live vocals by Twin Cities Jazz veteran Katie Gearty and upcoming recording artist Cameron Wright. The production, choreographed and directed by Regina Peluso, featured the dance talents of Jeff Quast, Dora Dolphin, Renee Guittar, Patrick Jeffrey and Elander Rosser and was complemented by a talented cast of ensemble dancers, actors, and musicians.

“News flash! There’s a new theatrical dance company in town and it’s the real McCoy. For Fosse/Robbins fans it’s a fabulous fix.” – howwastheshow.com

“It is a joy to see the jazz style performed with such élan and vitality by a company of dancers who are easy on the eye, nearly flawless technically and adorable to boot.” – tcdailyplanet.net



August 22-25, 2013 at The Minnesota State Fair Grounds

In celebration of arts in Minnesota, COLLIDE entertained State Fair guests in surprise pop-up showcases throughout the fairgrounds.



February 14-17, 2013 at The Southern Theater

COLLIDE’s debut performance showcased its original dance musical “Lot of Living To Do”. We thank the more than 500 patrons who attended the four day run. You made COLLIDE’s debut performance a delightful success. Read what our audience had to say about “Lot of Living to Do“:

- “One of the best dance performances I’ve seen in ages”.  

- “It was a brilliant combination of actors, dancers and jazz performers not to be missed!” 

- “Three piece jazz ensemble, 2 extremely talented vocalists, and a cast of top-notch dancers who at times made my jaw drop“ 

Inspired by famed St. Paul city madam, Nina Crawford, “Lot of Living to Do” portrayed the struggles and hopes of three young women who were thrown into a life of hardship during the 1930′s. 

The performance featured the live vocals of Katie Gearty and Jared Oxborough and the dance talents of Lauren Anderson, Galen Higgins, Renee Guittar, Kelly Adams and Jeff Quast. And complemented by a talented ensemble of dancers, actors, and musicians. 

Professionally recorded CDs featuring our lead vocalist Katie Gearty are available for sale. For purchase, please contact us at info@collidetheatrical.org.