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Dincwear Dancewear Pro Dance News 7th March 2023

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Glory Ride musical to have UK premiere this spring.

Glory Ride musical to have UK premiere this spring.

A new musical based on the life of the Gino Bartali will have its world premiere in London.

Glory Ride, penned by Victoria Buchholz (Lockdown) and novelist Todd Buchholz (original co-producer on Jersey Boys), follows the famous Italian cyclist Bartali as he secretly helped hundreds of persecuted Jews and refugees during Second World War by stashing falsified identity cards inside his bike frame.

The show was previously seen in workshops both in New York and Los Angeles with a series of concerts in London (at The Other Palace), this new run set to mark the piece’s first full production.

Directed by award-winning Come From Away choreographer Kelly Devine, it will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from 22 April to 29 July 2023.

The show’s creative team also features associate director Ricky J Hines, musical director Dave Rose, set, costume and video designer PJ McEvoy and casting director Harry Blumenau CDG, while general management is conducted by Smart Entertainment with Feredico Bellone as the Italian Cultural Adviser.


Mean Girls musical movie announces further casting.

Mean Girls musical movie announces further casting.

The new flick – which is based on the Broadway stage show, which is based on the cult classic movie, which is based on a novel – is currently in development and is adding more and more names to proceedings.

Returning from the original film will be Tina Fey (Ms Norbury) and Tim Meadows (Principal Duval), while Renée Rapp, who played the role of Regina George on Broadway, will now play the role on screen.

Angourie Rice (Spiderman: Far From Home) will play Cady, with Auli’i Cravalho (Moana in Moana) as Janice, and Jaquel Spivey (leading star in A Strange Loop on Broadway) as Damian.

Joining them are Avantika (Senior Year) as Karen, with Bebe Wood (Love, Victor) as Gretchen – rounding out the famous trio of “Plastics” alongside Rapp’s Regina. Also cast is Christopher Briney (The Summer I Turned Pretty), playing love interest Aaron.

Now announced in the movie are Jenna Fischer (The Office), set to play Cady’s Mom Mrs Heron, while Busy Philips (White Chicks) will play Regina’s Mom Mrs George (played iconically by Amy Poehler in the original movie).

Also joining will be Ashley Park (Emily in Paris) who originated the role of Gretchen on Broadway – though her new role for the movie is to be revealed.

There is still hope that, at some point, the stage show will reach the West End – it features many of the original film’s much-loved quotes and has songs including “Meet the Plastics”, “Apex Predator” and “Revenge Party”.

Married directorial team Arturo Perez Jr and Samantha Jayne are the new movie’s directors. Mean Girls will mark the pair’s first full-length feature, though they’ve done a whole wad of exciting material across the film, music video and television space, including the much-lauded Quarter Life Poetry.

The film is overseen by producers Paramount Players alongside Lorne Michaels and Fey. Fey has penned the script, with music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. Kyle Hanagami will choreograph.


Lead cast set for Back to the Future on Broadway.

Lead cast set for Back to the Future on Broadway.

The Award-winning musical will play on both sides of the Atlantic.
Casey Likes, recently seen leading in the short-lived musical Almost Famous, will star opposite Tony winner Roger Bart and WhatsOnStage Award winner Hugh Coles in the Broadway production of the West End hit Back to the Future: The Musical.

Likes will play Marty McFly, with the previously announced Bart and Coles as Doc Brown and George McFly, respectively. Back to the Future will begin previews Friday, June 30, 2023 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with opening night set for Thursday, August 3, 2023.

Back to the Future has a book by Bob Gale, cowriter of the film trilogy, and new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri, who composed the score for the movie series, and Glen Ballard. The score will also include hits from the film like “The Power of Love” and “Johnny B. Goode.” The show received the 2022 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical.

Directing is John Rando, whose creative team includes Chris Bailey (choreography), Tim Hatley (sets and costumes), Tim Lutkin and Hugh Vanstone (lighting), Gareth Owen (sound), Fin Ross (video), Nick Finlow (music supervision and arrangements), Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook (orchestrations), David Chase (dance arrangements), and Ted Arthur (music direction).

Complete casting is still to be announced. The show continues its West End run.


General News & Sighting

  • Pro dancers struggling with the cost of living crisis can apply to the Dance Fund for a cost of living grant. Applications must be received by the 15th of March. A full guide and how to apply can be found at:
  • Sophie Carmen Jones is joining the Broadway cast of “Moulin Rouge” as Nini.
  • The British Movement Awards 2023 will take place at Club 229 on Great Portland Street in London on the 15th of March.
  • The cast for the London and UK tour of the new musical “Tony” has been announced. It will star Jack Whittle as Tony Blair. The choreography is by Francesca Jaynes.
  • Adam Garcia and Ruthie Henshall will lead the cast of “42nd Street” which opens on the 17th of May at the Curve Theatre in Leicester. The choreography is by Bill Deamer and Rob Jones.
  • The Place in London has announced its 2023 Summer season.
  • Nominations have been announced for the 2023 Olivier Awards. The ceremony will take place on the 2nd of April at the Royal Albert Hall.
  • Read College has announced that it will close at the end of the academic year this Summer.
  • Hannah O’ Neill and Mara Moreau were promoted to Principle dancers onstage at the Paris Opera Ballet on Thursday night – the first to be appointed by new director Jose Martinez.
  • Lesley Rausch, Principle dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet in America, announced her retirement after 22 years with the company.

        Future Dance Events News

        • The lead cast has been unveiled for “We Will Rock You” opening in the West End. It will star Lee Mead and Brenda Edwards.
        • The upcoming “Wicked” tour has announced its lead casting. Laura Pick will play Elphaba. The show will open in Edinburgh on the 7th of December. The choreography is by Wayne Cilento.
        • “Jesus Christ Superstar” will tour the UK in 2023/4 opening in Manchester this September. The choreography is by Drew McOnie.
        • “The Wizard of Oz” will embark on a UK tour at Liverpool Empire on the 13th of December. The choreography is by Shay Barclay.
        • The UDO British Dance Festival will take place in Blackpool from the 17th – 19th of March.
        • The first headline acts have been announced for this years “Breakin Convention” at Sadlers Wells from the 28th of April until the 1st of May.
        • “Come From Away” has confirmed plans for a new tour beginning in March 2024. The choreography is by Tara Wilkinson and Kirsty Malpas.
        • Christopher Tendai is producing and choreographing “Wonderland In Alice” which will premiere at the Peckham Theatre in London on the 6th of April.
        • Chantry Dance Company will be performing “Ghost Dances” on the 25th & 26th of April at the Guildhall Arts Centre.
        • “Bat Out Of Hell” will play at the Peacock Theatre in London from the 17th of February until the 1st of April. It will then tour the UK, opening in Cornwall on the 25th of September. The choreography has been adapted by Xena Gusthart.
        • “Grease” will return to the Dominion Theatre in the West End from the 2nd of June. The choreography is by Arlene Phillips.
        • The musical version of “Rebecca” will play at the Charing Cross theatre in London on the 4th of September.
        • Cheryl Cole has been cast for “2.22 A Ghost Story” in the West End.

          Auditions & Vacancies

          • The Eurovision Song Contest is auditioning for dancers on the 11th of March in London and the 12th of March in Liverpool. It is by invitation only. For more information, contact the Kutes Agency on: The choreographer is Lukas McFarlane.
          • Thursford Christmas Spectacular is auditioning for dancers on the 19th & 20th of June at the Pineapple Dance Studios in London. To register your interest, go to:
          • Jack Philip Dance is looking for dancers to join the cast for a new creation titled “Into The Novacene”. The audition is in Cardiff on the 29th of April. The deadline for applications is the 10th of March. For more information, go to:
          • “The Lion King” is looking for exceptional dancers for its UK & Ireland tour. It has open auditions at the Rambert in London on the 13th of March. Check the website for further details.
          • The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts is looking for a Head of Contemporary Dance. The deadline for applications is the 20th of March. Visit the website for further details:
          • The Boury Academy and Studios is looking for dance teachers in Vauxhall. For more information, contact:
          • One Dance UK is looking for experienced Trustees to join the Board. You can visit the website for more details. The deadline for applications is the 20th of March.
          • Burn The Floor is looking for exceptional ballroom dancers. Contact:
          • Dancewest Festival (formerly the Ignition Dance Festival) is offering established dance artists £5,000 to create a new work for the festival. It is also offering emerging dance artists £1,750 to create a new work for the community dance platforms. Have a look at the website for further details.
          • Butlins is looking for male dancers who are technically trained in a variety of dance styles for its 2023 production shows. Visit the website for further details.
          • Propel Dance, a new professional wheelchair dance company in Birmingham, is recruiting a performer who identifies as disabled to join its new 2023 theatre production. For more information, email:
          • Dane Bates has opened applications for his 5 day “Inspiro” contemporary dance programme in Liverpool. For more information, contact Dane on:
          • Platinum Academy in North London is extending its list of guest teachers. To apply, contact:

          Dance Classes

          • Anita Mannings is starting a Contemporary Jazz Class (Int) on Wednesdays from 8.30 – 9.55pm at the Flow Dance Studios in Oval.
          • Kimberly Wyatt is holding an Easter Intensive at her dance academy in Addlestone, Surrey on the 14th of April.
          • Applications are open for the Lukas McFarlane Intensive. The deadline for applications is the 17th of March. For more information, contact:
          • Hannah Ekholm has a New Way Vogue Session on the 12th of March at the Create Destroy Studio in Islington from 8.00 – 10.00pm.
          • Mica Bradbury is teaching a Royal Ballet Technique class on the 26th of March at the Royal Opera House from 2.30 – 5.30pm. For more information, contact Mica on:
          • Bethany Entwistle is teaching a class each Tuesday from 8.15 – 9.30pm at the Dance House in Leeds.
          • Tracey Iliffe is doing a “Parisian Showgirl Technique” class at Pineapple Dance Studios on the 19th of March from 12.30 – 2.00pm.
          • Lance Savali is giving a workshop on the 11th of March from 2.00 – 3.30pm at Studio Novelli.
          • Tap master Jo Scanlan is teaching at “Move It” on Saturday at 11.15am.
          • Emma Levene is offering a General Ballet Core and Stretch Contemporary class at Forest Gate Community School on Thursdays from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Email to book:
          • Michael Naylor is teaching a new class on Thursdays at the Base Dance Studios from 2.30 – 4.00pm. Book via the Base app.
          • Alexandre Novelli is offering a Beginners Commercial for Adults class every Tuesday at her Novelli Studios from 6.00 – 7.00pm.
          • Shelley Ann is doing a 2 hour Lyrical / Contemporary & Commercial workshop at the Flash in Welshpool on the 14th of April. To reserve a place:
          • Amy Ireland has a Commercial Tap class at Pineapple Dance Studios in London on Thursdays at 12.15pm and a Contemporary Jazz class at 1.15pm. On Fridays Amy teaches Beginners Tap at 10.15am.
          • Leonie Sian is doing a creative Contemporary Fusion class at “Move It” on the 12th of March at 10.30am.
          • Erica Mulkern is hosting an Easter Dance Workshop on the 12th of April from 10.00am – 1.00pm at the Abinitio School of Dance in Brighouse. To book your place, email Erica on:
          • Jordi Guitart is doing a dance class on Saturday the 11th of March at 3.30pm at “Move It”.
          • Nafisah Baba is teaching a weekly Lyrical Contemporary Intermediate / Advanced class at Danceworks in London every Tuesday from 8.00 – 9.30pm.
          • Lucy Jane Adcock is teaching a Show Tap class at Base Dance Studios on Wednesdays at 11.30am.
          • Poppy Tremlett is offering an Improvers Choreography class at Base Dance Studios on Tuesdays from 8.30 – 10.00pm.
          • Rachel Bolsworth is teaching an Absolute Beginners Heels class from 7.00 – 8.00pm on Tuesdays and an Improvers Beginners Heels class on Monday from 8.30 – 9.30pm at Pineapple Dance Studios.
          • Hannah Cleeve is giving a Heels Technique class on Wednesdays from 1.00 – 2.30pm each week at the Base Dance Studios.
          • Jazz Dance Rewired will present a 2 day programme of jazz dance theatre at the Place in London on the 27th of May and the 3rd of June.
          • Steffie Croxson is doing a class at “Move It” on the 12th from 12.45 – 13.30 pm.
          • Kamila Zalewska is teaching at the Base Studios in London on Mondays from 4.00 – 5.25pm for intermediate/advanced level. Book on the Base app.

          Film And Video

          • We spotted Sharon June, Cece Nama, Sammi Lee Jayne and Zhane Samuels performing with Zara Larson on “Dancing on Ice”.
          • We spotted Mel Brill on “Saturday Night Takeaway”.
          • We spotted Strictly stars Janette and Karen on the latest Freeman’s advert.
          • We spotted Erin Corfield dancing at the “Urban Music Awards” on Tuesday night.
          • We spotted Oluwatosin and Shawarah Battles performing on the Chris Brown tour. The contract was with AMCK.
          • We spotted Erica Stubbs and Tash Marconi dancing with Meghan Trainor on “Australian Idol”.

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