Dance on over to the Belasco Theatre for How to Dance in Ohio, the uplifting new musical about change, confidence, self-discovery, love, and of course, dance. Get How to Dance in Ohio tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
The How to Dance in Ohio musical is based on director Alexandra Shiva's documentary of the same name, which follows seven autistic adults preparing for a spring formal dance at an Ohio group counseling center. In the process, they learn valuable social skills, change up their routines, and experience love, stress, and independence as they never have before.
The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on HBO in 2015 and won a Peabody Award the following year. News of a musical adaptation first surfaced in 2018, with legendary Broadway director/producer Harold Prince tapped to direct. Upon his 2019 death, Sammi Cannold, known for directing productions at multiple major stages across the U.S., assumed the role of director.
Cannold now makes her Broadway debut with How to Dance in Ohio in New York, and she's not the only one. Bookwriter/lyricist Rebekah Greer Melocik, composer Jacob Yandura, and choreographer Mayte Natalio make their debuts as well alongside the seven autistic lead actors, all reprising their roles from the musical's world premiere in Syracuse, New York in 2022.
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2h 20m (Incl. 15m Intermission)
November 15th, 2023
February 11th, 2024
Recommended for 6+. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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By: Rebekah Greer Melocik, based on the documentary by Alexandra Shiva
Songs by: Jacob Yandura (music) and Rebekah Greer Melocik (lyrics)
Director: Sammi Cannold
Choreography: Mayte Natalio
Cast list: Desmond Edwards (as Remy), Amelia Fei (as Caroline), Madison Kopec (as Marideth), Liam Pearce (as Drew), Imani Russell (as Mel), Conor Tague (as Tommy), Ashley Wool (as Jessica), Haven Burton (as Terry), Darlesia Cearcy (as Johanna), Caesar Samayoa (as Dr. Emilio Amigo), Cristina Sastre (as Ashley Amigo), Carlos L Encinias, Nick Gaswirth, Melina Kalomas, Martín Solá, Jean Christian Barry, Collin Hancock, Hunter Hollingsworth, Marina Jansen, Ayanna Thomas, Marina Pires
Design: Robert Brill
Costumes: Sarafina Bush
Lighting: Bradley King
Sound: Connor Wang
Other info: Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin, music consultation by Mary-Mitchell Campbell
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The production and creative team of How to Dance in Ohio developed the show to accommodate individuals with sensory sensitivities. How to Dance in Ohio offers advance information about the theatre experience, sensory tool kits, cool-down spaces, and a performance sensitivity list so audience members know what to expect. The most up-to-date information on How to Dance in Ohio's accessibility and inclusion measures is shared via its social media accounts and mailing list.
Dance and sing for the musical adaptation of Alexandra Shiva's Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name. Go along with seven autistic adults as they prepare for a spring formal dance — and in the process, find new courage and confidence as they change up their everyday lives.
How to Dance in Ohio on Broadway is playing at Belasco Theatre. The theatre is located in New York, NY, United States, 10036.
The running time of How to Dance in Ohio on Broadway is 2h 20m (Incl. 15m Intermission).
The recommended age for How to Dance in Ohio on Broadway is Recommended for 6+. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre..
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Rebekah Greer Melocik and Jacob Yandura's original score for How to Dance in Ohio includes songs titled "Building Momentum," "So Much in Common," "Under Control," and "Getting Ready for the Dance."
How to Dance in Ohio is written by Rebekah Greer Melocik (book and lyrics) and Jacob Yandura (music). They adapted the show from Alexandra Shiva's award-winning documentary of the same name, and Melocik and Yandura are making their Broadway debuts.
Sammi Cannold directs How to Dance in Ohio on Broadway. She's directed acclaimed shows at renowned venues like Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center, and she now makes her Broadway debut. Alexandra Shiva directed the original documentary the musical is based on.
How to Dance in Ohio is suitable for children 6 and older. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.
How to Dance in Ohio is an original new musical that thoughtfully explores the lives and coming of age of autistic people. The show is uplifting, inspiring, and celebratory.
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