Al Blackstone

Musicals

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Collaborations include new musicals, revivals, and everything in between.

Select projects include:

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annie

“You might at first think that you can't sit through yet another production of this timeless warhorse, but the Axelod's ANNIE sings a different tune. It manages to be firmly rooted in Broadway tradition while also being refreshingly modern. The overwhelming success of the show can be directly attributed to director / choreographer Al Blackstone, as well as its immaculate production design.”

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west side story

“This is crucial to acknowledge because the electrifying choreography by Al Blackstone and the vibrant staging by Marcos Santana not only wipe away any disappointment at not seeing Robbins’ vision, their work is so strong and original that Robbins rarely invades the audience’s consciousness.”

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Pippin

“Everything old is new again. This iteration of Pippin, masterfully directed and choreographed by Al Blackstone, has one foot in the original 1972 Bob Fosse version and the other foot in the 2013 Diane Paulus "Cirque" Revival. Blackstone, well known for his work on So You Think You Can Dance, also creates his own works - dance narratives - which are full length works of dance that use the dancer's body and music to tell a story. In this show he uses his narratives well, using a combination of both ballet and Fosse vocabulary to take us on a journey so many of us have taken and will continue to take. Pippin, seeking to live an extraordinary life, finally finds fulfillment in life's unextraordinary, everyday moments.”

 

WEST SIDE STORY
-Choreographer-
Maltz Jupiter Theater
Jupiter, FL

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
-Choreographer-
Lynn Redgrave Theater
New York, NY

NEWSIES (Carbonel Award)
-Choreographer-
Maltz Jupiter Theater
Jupiter, FL

PIPPIN
-Director/Choreographer-
Music Theater Wichita
Wichita, KS

THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES
-Choreographer-
The Village Theater
Seattle, WA

HAIRSPRAY
-Choreographer-
Music Theater Wichita
Wichita, KS

ANNIE (feat. Andrea McArdle)
-Director/Choreographer-
Axelrod Performing Arts
Deal, NJ

THE BAD YEARS
-Choreographer-
Immersive Workshop
New York, NY

OKLAHOMA!
-Choreographer-
Music Theater Wichita
Wichita, KS