Currently appearing in...
KISS ME, KATE at Central City Opera as Lois/Bianca. Directed by Kenneth Paul Cazan and choreographed by Danny Pelzig. Running now through August 5, 2023. For more information and tickets: https://centralcityopera.org/
The reviews are in!
"After 'Another Op'nin', Another Show" launched a strong, theatrically rich overtone, a glut of dated dialogue slowed the show to a crawl. "Why Can't You Behave?" delivered by Lauren Gemelli as Lois Lane/Bianca helped to reignite the performance. Her characters were designed to steal the show, and Gemelli's singing, dancing, and acting delivered the goods. Tour de force not a strong enough phrase to describe her sparkling, sexy take on 'Always True to You in My Fashion.'" - David Sckolnik, Colorado City Gazette
"Lauren Gemelli bewitches as a sexy, well-sung Lois Lane/Bianca. Her singing of 'Always True to You in My Fashion' and 'Why Can't You Behave?' in tandem with Jeffrey Scott Parsons' animated comic portrayal of Bill Calhoun/Lucentio, is dazzling" - David Marlowe, Marlowe's Musings
"As Lois Lane, Gemelli nearly stops the show with her rendition of 'Always True to You in My Fashion.'" - Erik Fitzgerald, Onstage Colorado
"The production is flawlessly cast with Broadway-style performers....Lauren Gemelli as Lois/Bianca was just the kind of brassy dame -- to adopt the sexist language of the time -- that every '40s musical needs. Her hit number 'Always True to You in my Fashion' was an ideal representation of her loose but lovable character." - Peter Alexander, Sharps & Flatirons
"Yet another exciting discovery came in the principal dual role of Lois Lane/Bianca. In her company debut, Lauren Gemelli displayed a wonderfully focused mezzo and uninhibited pizzaz in her extended show-stopper, 'Always True to You in My Fashion." She's also a terrific dancer. - Marc Schulgold, Opera News
New commercial reps: A3 Artists Agency! Happy to be onboard, Jerry and Rees!
BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2023
BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2023 raised $765,069 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Center! I served as a choreographer and the associate director. Read the full press release: https://broadwaycares.org/broadway-celebrates-lgbtq-community-at-record-breaking-broadway-backwards/
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