With all the talk of various dancers from the seasons of So You Think You Can Dance being in Disney’s the Newsies or other musical productions in the past… not one has made a splash as choreographer…
Season 2′s Runner Up, Travis Wall has been tapped to choreograph the Off-Broadway production of Bare, according to Broadway.com.
“Bare: A Pop Opera” is a rock musical about two gay high school students and their struggle while growing up at their private Catholic school. The musical had its regional opening in 2000 at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles, California before popping up again on Off-Broadway in 2004 for a one-month run. Bare then resurfaced at Houston in The Country Playhouse Black Box Productions in 2008 and has had steady productions throughout the United States and Canada. It made its overseas debut in 2010 with a production in Sydney, Australia and in 2012 has additional overseas productions in the Philippines (Manila) and Great Britain (York and Liverpool).
This new Off-Broadway revival is expected to open on November 19th, 2012 for previews with an official opening a month later in December 2012.
You can hear clips from Bare at the Bare the Album website.
The new production team will also include:
- Director: Stafford Arima
- Producers: Randy Taradash, Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment and Gregory Rae
- Scenic Designer: Donyale Werle (Tony Award winner of Peter and the Starcatcher)
Ever since his time on SYTYCD, Travis has made a name for himself has choreographer for various pieces on the show as well as during the results show on ABCs Dancing with the Stars. His choreography has earned him an Emmy nod in 2011 for the following pieces:
- “Collide” – SYTYCD Season 7: Lauren Froderman and Kent Boyd
- “How It Ends” – SYTYCD Season 7: Kent Boyd and Neil Haskell
- “Fix You” – SYTYCD Season 7: Robert Roldan and Allison Holker
***Many thanks to reader, Leann Hoffrogge for the heads up.