Robert Hazlette hails from Paintsville, Kentucky, but has worked in theatre across the US all of his life. Robert is also the current Artistic Director for the Main Street Players Theatre Company in Paintsville. Regionally, Robert has worked as a performer, choreographer, and director for many productions, some of his favorite credits include: (Snoopy) "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown", (Dewey/Kyle) "Legally Blonde: the Musical", (Director) "Pilgrim: the Musical (Regional Premiere), (David) "Company", (Male Swing/Dancer) "Grease", (Ren) "Footloose", (Ewart Dunlop/Dance Capt.) "The Music Man", (Henry Skaggs) "The Legend of Jenny Wiley", and many more. Robert has grown up around the performing arts all of his life, and is thrilled to be joining the Broadway World Team.
More than 50 years since the musical, West Side Story first appeared, it has been revived countless times and become a fundamental of musical theater companies of both professional and amateur standing. Although many productions are "attempted", it's very seldom that one is lucky enough to see a production that succeeds in the standards set forth by the original adaptation. Elements frequently missing are age-appropriate casting and the force to make the audience feel the danger within the plot.