CELEBRITY CHOREOGRAPHER SHANE SPARKS SET TO CO-CHOREOGRAPH DREAMGIRLS MUSICAL
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|(openPR) - Emmy-nominated Shane Sparks co-choreographs “Dreamgirls” which hits the legendary Apollo Theatre with preview performances on November 7, 2009.
Los Angeles, CA (August 18, 2009) – Emmy-nominated choreographer Shane Sparks is set to bring his hip hop flare to the stage with Dreamgirls. Preview performances of this highly anticipated show begin November 7, 2009, with an official opening on November 22, 2009 at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY. The show will run at the Apollo for only four weeks, until December 6, 2009, before moving on to Baltimore, MD for the start of the tour. The show is then scheduled to play in cities throughout the U.S.
Regarding his involvement with the show, Sparks shares, “I'm very happy to be a part of something with so much history behind it. The movie ‘Dreamgirls’ had such an impact on me. I had the opportunity to see the original show and it blew me away and influenced my direction for the new version of the show I am working on now. I feel so privileged to be a part of this production and being from the hip hop world, I thank the production for welcoming me. It has been a life-changing event for my career.”
Shane Sparks is a star and judge on MTV’s hit dance TV show, “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew.” His choreography can also be seen on FOX’s hot dance TV series, “So You Think You Can Dance,” which just finished up its fifth season, with a sixth season to come this fall.
Dreamgirls is produced by John Breglio and the Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc. and directed and co-choreographed by Robert Longbottom. The show will star Syesha Mercado as Deena Jones, Adrienne Warren as Lorrell Robinson, and Moya Angela as Effie White. For more information on the show, please visit www.dreamgirlsonstage.com.
About Shane Sparks
Emmy award nominated choreographer Shane Sparks is one of the most talented and sought after choreographers working in the entertainment industry today. He is known all over the world for his sexy and groundbreaking choreography which has made him a favorite choreographer to chart topping recording artists such as Lindsay Lohan, Corbin Bleu and Marques Houston to name a few. Currently, Shane continues to star as a judge on the hit MTV series "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew,” executive produced by the “American Idol” judge, which is now going on its fourth season. Shane was best known as a judge for and now can still be seen choreographing the contestants on the hit FOX TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” where he was nominated for an Emmy award for Best Choreography in 2008. This fall, Shane will be co-choreographing the musical “DREAMGIRLS” bringing his flavor to the stage and to theatergoers around the world. Shane is also in the process of developing and producing a choreography-based reality TV show, his own dancewear, athletic wear and sneaker brands as well as a hot new video game.
Dreamgirls tells the story of an up and coming girl group in the 1960’s, who went from having nothing to making it big. The original Broadway production of Dreamgirls opened at the Imperial Theatre on December 20, 1981 and took home six Tony Awards in 1982.
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