Vices, a Dance-Filled Musical with Belcon, Bellamy and Encinias, Premieres in FL

News   Vices, a Dance-Filled Musical with Belcon, Bellamy and Encinias, Premieres in FL Vices: A Love Story, a musical billed as "a sophisticated exploration of relationships told through music and dance," gets its world premiere July 8-Aug. 2 in a production by Caldwell Theatre Company in Boca Raton, FL. Broadway talent activates the show.
Vices dancers Marcus Bellamy and Holly Shunkey
Vices dancers Marcus Bellamy and Holly Shunkey Photo by Sean Lawson

The cast includes Natalie Venetia Belcon (Broadway's Rent, Avenue Q, Off-Broadway's The Glorious Ones), Carlos L. Encinias (Broadway's Mamma Mia!, Good Vibrations, Les Miserables), Lara Janine (Off-Broadway's Rock of Ages), Leajato Amara Robinson (Off-Broadway's Fire Throws, Shinbone Alley) and dancers Holly Shunkey and Marcus Bellamy (Tarzan). The musical styles range from pop to vocal jazz to R&B, disco and American standards. The variety of dance includes contemporary, modern ballet, modern tap and a variety of ballroom disciplines.

Vices: A Love Story is created by Ilene Reid and Michael Heitzman (story), Theatre World Award winner Everett Bradley (a writer, arranger and performer of Broadway's Swing!), Susan Draus, Ilene Reid and Michael Heitzman (music and lyrics).

Choreography is by Tony Award nominee AC Cuilla (Broadway's Footloose). Musical direction is by Jon Rose. Caldwell artistic director Clive Cholerton directs.

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Cholerton stated, "I thought long and hard on my first production as artistic director and found all the elements I was looking for in Vices: A Love Story. The energy of the piece is irresistible. The story is contemporary and involves individuals in their 20s and 30s. The music is sophisticated while remaining accessible. Above all, the show manipulates a fine line between heartfelt human emotion and outlandish comedy. This is truly a show that will appeal to all age demographics."

The design team includes Tim Bennett (sets), John Hall (lighting), Lane Starrat (sound), Alberto Arroyo (costumes) and Sean Lawson (projections).

Caldwell Theatre Company is at 7901 N. Federal Highway, in Boca Raton, FL. For information, call (561) 241-7432 or visit www.caldwelltheatre.com.