Sam is currently a student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas studying Biology and Musical Theatre. Though he grew up performing and dancing in shows in Kansas City, since coming to Dallas he has become more involved in choreography, direction, and production. Recent projects include assisting with choreography on Public Works Dallas's inaugural production of "The Tempest" at Dallas Theatre Center, as well as producing and choreographing SMU's 24 Hour Musical series. Sam's academic interests focus on the intersection of Science and Art, specifically, how theatre and medicine can inform each other.
From WTT's hilarious PR over the last month I knew what I would find in the space: a catholic schoolchurch basement filled with debaucherous puppetry. What I didn't know, however, was how compellingly performed and joyously inquisitive Joanie Schultz's staging would be.BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Lyric Stage June 11, 2018
It may not be Halloween anymore, but there are still monsters in Uptown. Nick Dear's Frankenstein, presented by Dallas Theater Center in association with the Theatre Division of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, revisits the classic story with a gritty, humanistic twist. Helmed by director Joel Ferrell, Frankenstein lurks at the Kalita Humphreys Theater with a menacing, if not slightly gapped retelling.BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE at Theatre 3 January 16, 2018
After 18 years, a Dallas theatre staple is coming to an end of its time. For nearly 2 decades, Theatre 3 has presented Joe Dipietro and Jimmy Roberts' musical revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change in what had become a Dallas tradition. Though I am personally not a fan of the book of the show, or musical revues in general, this earnest production in the heart of Uptown clearly has earned its place.BWW Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL's VAREKAI in Texas December 18, 2017
Cirque Du Soleil closes one of its longest running tours, Varekai, this month right here in north Texas. I was able to catch the show in Fort Worth last week, and as my first Cirque show, it did not disappoint.BWW Review: FADE at Dallas Theater Center December 11, 2017
Saracho's story is almost cheekily influenced by her own time as a television writer, though instead of being the Rom-Com one might expect from the aforementioned scenario, she uses the setting to cleverly approach the concepts of Latinx identity, class, and (in a silver-screen-reminiscent twist) appropriation in a way that is more personal than cultural.BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Dallas Theater Center December 2, 2017
The holidays in Dallas would not be complete without the gorgeously wrapped trees of Mockingbird, Mariah Carey, and a production of A Christmas Carol. For at least ten years now, Dallas Theatre Center has brought the wintry story to life right in the heart of balmy Texas. Though the adaptation isn't the most dramaturgically sound, the production is flashy and fun, especially for young families.BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN at Brick Road Theatre October 23, 2017
Fairies and wolves leap and shout in Dark Circles' refreshing performances of Les Fairies and Big Bad Wolf. Choreographer Joshua L. Peugh reimagines Les Sylphides and takes a dark look at fairy tales in the night's two pieces. Despite limitations of space, Dark Circles manages to bring their sensibility and style in a way that is always surprisingly joyous.BWW Review: FUN HOME at Winspear Opera House September 17, 2017
Fun Home will always have a special place in my heart. The score and source material are some of the most thoughtful work on the stage in recent years - not to mention the innovation of the Broadway staging. Needless to say, I was curious how well the show would lend itself to tour, perhaps even a bit wary. And yet, with all my expectations, the Fun Home tour indeed made me want to play airplane.BWW Review: MILLER, MISSISSIPPI at Dallas Theater Center September 10, 2017
Boo Killebrew's new play rips into the twisted world of family in the Civil Rights era south. This gothic tale packs more than a punch, and provides thrill and drama in equal measure.BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theater July 24, 2017
Firehouse Theater once again takes a bite of a huge show with Pippin - and though at time it felt like more than the space was prepared to chew, some great comedic timing and a strong supporting cast make the evening a fun one.BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House May 17, 2017
PrismCo strikes again in Bruises: Animal vs Machine, the next in their line of wordless, movement theatre pieces. While this production is a revival of PrismCo's well-received Animal vs Machine from last year, it remains fresh in this ambitious new touring venture.