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Choreography in community theatre: how is it different?

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Tom Myers talks choreography with the Geeks

Choreographer Tom Myers

Choreographer Tom Myers

How is choreography for community theatre different from what you might see professionally? Recognizing that not everyone in community theatre is a trained dancer while still challenging performers is a balancing act Tom Myers is very familiar with. The veteran choreographer for community and high school theatres talks about the issues that he faces in putting a great dance number on the stage with non-professional talent.

Tom has choreographed dozens of shows, not only at the Geeks’ home theatre, Elkhart Civic Theatre, but across Northern Indiana.  He has won awards for choreography at the state and regional level, and directed numerous musicals, including Sweet Charity, Chicago, and an award-winning production of the musical farce, Lucky Stiff.

Music provided by Music Alley.