Janine Molinari to Choreograph THE WILDEST at Seven Angels Theatre, 2/12-3/08
In the Spring, she will choreograph their Production of "Footloose".
"The Wildest", features the musical sounds of Louis Prima and Keely Smith is conceived and written by Randy Johnson, Thomas Porras, Luanne Prima, and Toni Elizabeth Prima. Louis Prima and Keely Smith's musical sound and style defined an era that has transcended generations and has become timeless in its appeal. Prima's shuffle beat, combined with New Orleans Jazz and the wailing sax sound of Sam Butera was a precursor of the Rock & Roll sound of the 1950's. The Wildest!!! arrives at a moment when Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and other Las Vegas icons are being idolized as musical heroes. It captures a unique era - the nightclub years of the late 50's and early 60's.Jainine Molinari, is the Resident Choreographer for Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury,Connecticut. www.sevenangelstheatre.org
Janine celebrates 15 years of her company Dance Molinari NY/LA.
Through the years, Janine and her team have taught many of Broadway's kids and adults Janine Molinari is the dance coach to many of the young stars on Disney, Nickelodeon, numerous hit sitcoms, films, Broadway and even some of today's biggest pop stars such as Ariana Grande. She is a director, choreographer, producer and teaches master classes throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia, including the Taipei International Dance Festival and Dance Theatre Tokyo.
This past summer her company was chosen to do a one week summer residency at the 92nd Street Y in New York City and have been invited back again this August, 2015! Some original NY Directing/Choreography credits include Above Hell's Kitchen, Blessings In Disguise, The Fantasy Party, The Delusionist, Fiddler Sub-Terrain, Left To Our Own Devices, Dancing Backwards, Tap Rules, and Totally Tubular Time Machine, which starred Debbie Gibson. Her work has also been seen in music videos, commercials and nite clubs such as The Hollywood Hardrock, Miami's The Mansion, The Cameo, and NY's China and The Culture Club. As a producer, she was part of the community for Broadway's Godspell, three successful runs of Vignettes of an Italian American Girl. This past year she was the Assistant Director and Choreographer for the Off-Broadway Revival of Tony n' Tina's Wedding, choreographed Urban Momfare which won the 2014 FringeNYC Excellence Award for Best Overall Musical.
She choreographed an episode of Disney's Kickin' It, which will be airing soon! She was recently featured in the PBS documentary, "Annie: It's the Hard Knock Life, from Script to Stage" as well as in the book How To Act Like A Kid written by Henry Hodges and Margaret Engel.
Dance Molinari has just completed shooting their first episode of their original webseries, "Tap Out Of It".
Janine will be part of the "Casting Cruise" which sets sail in late August, 2015.