COMING in 2014
“ROMEO & JULIET” featuring Alexandra Early and her string quartet
April 10-20, 2014 at The Lab Theater
“ZOOT SUIT RIOTS”
October 9-19, 2014 at The Southern Theater
“THE BELMONT HOTEL”
SEPTEMBER 19-29, 2013 at The Southern Theater
Photography by V. Paul Virtucio
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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
“ART A’FAIR” at the MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
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.
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 email@example.com.