Brian Justin Crum Added To Talent Line Up At Bucks County Playhouse For DANCE TO THE MOVIES
"America's Got Talent" 2016 Finalist Brian Justin Crum has been added to the cast of "Dance to the Movies" for its upcoming engagement at Bucks County Playhouse. Crum joins Tony Dovolani, a Mirror Ball Trophy Winner and celebrity pro from "Dancing with the Stars," and Anna Trebunskaya, also a "Dancing with the Stars" celebrity pro and fan favorite, in this high-powered cast. "Dance to the Movies" is being presented as part of the Playhouse's Visiting Artists Series. The show will take over the playhouse stage March 7 - 11.
Celebrating and reinventing some of Hollywood's best musical moments on the silver screen. Seven of TV and stage's top choreographers bring to life the classic movie dances of yesterday with a fresh new vision! Starring "Dancing With The Stars" Celebrity Pros, "So You Think You Can Dance" top finalists and combining forces with singing stars from "American Idol" and "The Voice," "Dance To The Movies" recreates some of the most iconic characters and memorable musical moments from movies like "West Side Story," "Grease," "Chicago," "Hairspray" and "Moulin Rouge," with new, stunning dances to scores from such movies as "The Godfather," "Titanic," "The Matrix" and "Les Misérables."
**Please note: "Dance to the Movies" is not sponsored by or affiliated with "Dancing with the Stars" in any capacity.**
A special "VIP Meet and Greet" event has been added to the event at the Playhouse. For a separate $50 ticket, patrons will have the opportunity to take photos with the cast and chat with them informally about the show following the performance. A limited number of these VIP tickets are available for each performance via the Box Office and the Playhouse's website.
Singer and actor, Brian Justin Crum, is best known for his work on the eleventh season of the NBC TV competition show "America's Got Talent," where he finished fourth. A native of San Diego, Crum left at the age of 17 to become a part of the popular Broadway musical "Wicked." In New York, he joined the cast of the musical comedy "Altar Boyz" and "Grease." He appeared as Gabe and Henry in the musical "Next to Normal," and starred in several regional productions such as "Tarzan," "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Snapshots." He performed with his mentor Stephen Schwartz, throughout the country. Crum played the character of "Daniel" in the episode "Possessed" in Season 12 of "Law & Order: SVU." He toured the country with "The Addams Family" and in Queen's rock theatrical "We Will Rock You." Following his time on "America's Got Talent," Crum released a cover of Robyn's "Show Me Love" through Prop D Recordings. He also made an appearance on "America's Got Talent's Christmas Special" alongside previous "America's Got Talent" acts, singing "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." Since leaving "America's Got Talent," Crum has continued to perform live, traveling across the United States to perform at various events.
Tony Dovolani joined "Dancing with the Stars" in the second season and quickly became a fan favorite with his stellar choreography, elegance and bright smile. Dovolani and his dance partner Melissa Rycroft were season 15 "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" Mirror Ball Trophy champions. Dovolani is busy traveling across the US spending time with his DWTS fans, teaching and coaching at his 11 Dance with Me USA studios (co-owned with Maksim and Val Chmerkovskiy), judging professional competitions and hosting a variety of corporate and private events. Dovolani is a frequent guest host for "EXTRA" and the Golf Channel's "The Morning Drive." He is a frequent guest on "Good Morning America." He guest starred on TV Land's "The Exes" and did a cameo appearance on CBS TV's "Kevin Can Wait." He played Latin bad boy competitor, 'Slick Willy,' in the hit film "Shall We Dance." He choreographed the 2012 Miss Nevada pageant and was one of the 2011 Miss America judges. Dovolani choreographed and performed a Paso Doble for "Toy Story 3."
Anna Trebunskaya is one of the fan favorites on the ABC hit competition show "Dancing with The Stars." Over 10 seasons on the top rated program, Anna has waltzed, fox trotted, tangoed and cha-cha'ed with celebrities and athletes such as NFL greats Jerry Rice and Kurt Warner, Olympian Evan Lysacek, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, UFC fighter Chuck Lidell, actor Steve Guttenberg, eccentric actor Gary Busey, fashion guru Carson Cressley and soap opera legend Jack Wagner, and during the All-Star season, she was partnered with 98 Degrees heartthrob and Broadway actor Drew Lachey. The Russian beauty has been featured in various media outlets including Shape Magazine, Life & Style, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, TV Guide, Runway, InTouch, People, US Weekly and others. Anna is one of the hosts of the recap show of "Dancing with The Stars" on AfterBuzzTV.com and she blogs for "Good Morning America" in the off-season of DWTS. You can see her light up the dance floor as part of the "Dancing with A Twist" and "Dance To The Movies" tour. Anna appeared on the final season of HBO's critically acclaimed show, "The Newsroom." An entrepreneur, Anna owns the You Can Dance ballroom studio in Hermosa Beach, CA.
Tickets to "Dance to the Movies" are $45-75. While tickets are available for all shows, the best ticket availability is for Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 evening performances. Patrons may add a special VIP Meet and Greet to their ticket for an additional $50 per person. Tickets are available at the Playhouse Box Office, the New Hope Visitor's Center and at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org.
ABOUT Bucks County Playhouse
Bucks County Playhouse, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the oldest and largest professional Equity performing arts center in Bucks County. Under the direction of Tony Award-winning producers Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman, the Playhouse provides first class professional theatrical entertainment as well as community events, partnerships and arts education programming for visitors and residents of New Hope, Doylestown, Lambertville and the Delaware Valley.
Located between Philadelphia and New York, Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 in a converted 1790 gristmill after a group of community activists, led by Broadway orchestrator Don Walker and playwright Moss Hart, rallied to save the building. The Playhouse quickly became one of the country's most famous regional theaters, featuring a roster of American theatrical royalty including Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, George S. Kaufman, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Walter Matthau, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Alan Alda, Tyne Daly, Liza Minnelli and Audra McDonald and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened thanks to the efforts of the Bridge Street Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty, and Broadway producer Jed Bernstein.
Since its renovation, significant productions include Terrence McNally's "Mothers and Sons" starring Tyne Daly, which moved to Broadway and was nominated for two Tony Awards, and "Misery" by William Goldman based on the Stephen King novel which also went on to a Broadway run in the 2015-16 season. Two of the Playhouse's recent productions -- "Company" starring Justin Guarini, and William Finn's "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" -- were named by Wall Street Journal to its "Best of Theatre" list for 2015. The Playhouse's productions of "Steel Magnolias" and "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" broke box office records in 2016. The record was broken again with its production of "Guys and Dolls" in Summer 2017. Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation and its vision for the New Hope waterfront, the Playhouse is currently in construction as it adds a 4,000-square foot riverfront cafe and bar that will open in 2018.