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how to dance
in ohio

featuring Imani Russell as  Mel 

via Syracuse Stage:

"How to Dance in Ohio is a heart-filled new musical based on the Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name that explores what it means to belong, the courage it takes to put yourself out in the world, and the universal need to connect. Set at a counseling center in Columbus, How to Dance in Ohio follows seven autistic young adults as they come of age and find their ways in the world.

The show opened on Broadway on December 10, 2023 and is now running at The Belasco Theatre.

production photos. 
photos by Curtis Brown

show information.


Based on Alexandra Shiva’s documentary film
Book & Lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik 
Music by Jacob Yandura
Directed by Sammi Cannold  
Choreographed by Mayte Natalio
Scenic Design by Robert Brill
Costume Design by Sarafina Bush
Lighting Design by Bradley King
Sound Design by Connor Wang
Music Direction by Lily Ling
Hair & Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe
Casting by Whitley Theatricals
CO/LAB Director of Community Engagement by Rebecca Leifman
ASD Creative Consulting by Ava Xiao-Lin Rigelhaupt
Production Stage Management by Scott Rowen
General Management by Showtown Theatricals
 Presented by P3 Productions
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