By Michael Gioia
05 Jul 2012
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Blackstone—the winner of the 2011 Capezio A.C.E. Award for Choreographic Excellence—Happy We'll Be is a "full-length work of dance theatre that uses the body and music alone to tell a complete story," according to press notes. "There is no dialogue in the 90-minute piece, but plenty of communication. The choreography is technically demanding but always story driven and character based. The styles range from classic theatre dance to street jazz to contemporary as the characters each pursue their own version of happiness."
The cast includes Olivia Alboher (Billy Elliot), Nova Bergeron (Wicked), Ashley Budinick, Albert Cattafi (Shaping Sound Dance Co.), Robbie Saenz De Veteri, Katie Drablos, Rosie Lani Fiedelman (In The Heights), Ryan Kasprzak (Billy Elliot), Heather Lang (Wicked), Marty Lawson (How To Succeed…), Nathan Lucrezio (A Chorus Line), Joseph Medeiros (Guys and Dolls), Ida Saki (Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Marcos Santana (In The Heights), Steve Schepis (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Jessica Walker (Movin' Out) and Sam Zack (How To Succeed…).
"N+N Productions is thrilled to team up with Break The Floor Productions to present a truly unique work of art that exemplifies uniting a community through dance," said producers Nikole Vallins and Natalie Malotke in a statement.
Other members of the creative team include scenic and costume designer Robert Eggers and lighting designer Cory Pattak.