What an exciting time!!! Tara Jeanne recently received TWO, YES TWO, nominations for the Helen Hayes Awards in the category of Outstanding Choreography in a Musical. The nominations are for her work on Elf, The Musical as well as On The Town, both at the Olney Theatre Center. This is her 3rd and 4th nominations respectively, having previously been nominated for her choreography on The Producers and The King and I. The prestigious awards ceremony honoring DC Theatre’s best will be held in May. You can find out more and see the full list of nominees at https://theatrewashington.org:8443/content/2019-helen-hayes-awards-nominations
2018 has been chock full of work as I've had the pleasure of choreographing Guys And Dolls, the inaugural show for the newly opened Argyle Theatre in Babylon (Long Island) NY. The show ran May 10-June 17. Then, on to choreograph On the Town at my artistic home, Olney Theatre Center with Artistic Director Jason Loewith directing. The show runs until July 20. Tickets are available (but selling fast) at olneytheatre.org!
The crazy busy summer of 2017 has begun. Rehearsals for Joseph... with New Arts in Newtown, CT began on June 29th and we're looking forward to successful performances in Early August.
Today...it's July 2, and I'm at Foxwoods Casino choreographing the opening number for the title contestant at Headliners National Championships. It has been an incredible start to the day. I"m so excited and honored to be working with all of these talented kids. They are making it a sizzling start to the summer for sure.
Tara Jeanne is serving as Associate Director/Choreographer on a new Cirque show called Cirque Dreams & Steam, which will debut on Norwegian Cruise Lines Getaway. More exciting news to come regarding the summer and other fun gigs.
It's so exciting to announce that Mary Poppins at the Olney Theatre, featuring Tara Jeanne's choreography, is extending it's run due to wildly popular demand. Get your tickets while they last!!!
Tara Jeanne recently mounted work as Associate Director/Choreographer for the national touring company Cirque Dreams Holidaze, touring the US and Canada through the end of the year.
You read that right. Tara Jeanne was just nominated for a second time for outstanding choreography! Her Choreography on The Producers at the Olney Theatre Center was just honored with a nomination for a 2016 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Choreography in a Musical. Check out the news release via The Washington Post... https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/2016-helen-hayes-awards-nominations/2016/02/01/bf4ba7fe-c6d7-11e5-9693-933a4d31bcc8_story.html
Tara Jeanne is looking forward to teaching master classes in Theatre Jazz for the Charleston Ballet next week! Then on to Las Vegas...Summer travel begins.
I'm so pleased to announce that I received a Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding Choreography for my work on The King And I which played at the Olney Theatre Center in November and December of 2013. The awards will be April 21st down in Washington DC. You can learn more at http://theatrewashington.org/content/30th-annual-helen-hayes-awards-0