Mary Poppins summer 2022
This classic family favorite, reimagined! Dougie is excited to bring his creativity to this story and use choreography to create magic at CRT's intimate space!
Goin to the ChAPEL
In an exciting, out-door production overlooking Little York Lake, Dougie directs and choreographs this comedic mishap of six teenagers and their early foray's into romance. Featuring iconic music of the era and a devilishly enchanted Love Potion No. 9, this show runs July-August 2021.
DPRdance in Minneapolis
An outdoor, adapted, presentation of Dougie's jazz dance company's signature piece, "Scat Cas", performed outdoors! Featuring music by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis armsrtong, DPRdance explores the world of jazz improvisation to create physical dialogue and story.
Dougie Directs at Tibbits opera House
Marking his sixth year at Tibbits Opera House, Dougie directs and choreographs one of his favorite shows on the Tibbits Stage- Joseph! Dougie is thrilled to bring this timeless, entertaining, high-energy and quirky show to life onstage. Having done this show multiple times as a performer, Dougie is looking forward to sharing his love for this story with his cast and audience alike.
Located in Southern Michigan, the historic Tibbits Opera House is a Landmark, and a hidden gem of the performing arts. For more information: http://tibbits.org
They're Playing Our Song Benefit Concert in NYC
Dougie is THRILLED, and humbled, to be assistant directing under director and choreographer Chet Walker, during the course of The Actor's Fund benefit Concert of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG starring the original cast members Lucy Arnez, Robert Klein, Hal Shane, and Debbie Gravitte. Book by Neil Simon, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, and Lyrics by Carole Bayer Seger. The concert will be Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Music Box Theater.
Returning to Taiwan!
Dougie is thrilled to be returning to Taipei, Taiwan in January of 2019. He had an unbelievable experience teaching choreographing for the talented people of Taipei. This winter, he returns to direct the Winter Musical Theater Camp, where he will be helping young students experience the magic of Theater. He is also elated to continue challenging his pallet with the wide array of traditional Taiwanese Cuisine!
Dance Film Featuring: Emma Driver Thomas
Dougie is developing work on one of his favorite collaborators: Emma Driver Thomas. Dougie and Emma have worked together on two separate occasions: Addams Family, and Footloose. Emma served as dance captain for Footloose, and Dougie attributes much of the productions success to her leadership among the cast. This work marks Emma's debut with DPR Dance. Dougie's newest work with Emma will mark his premiere work in the medium of film.
The piece, still untitled, studies the inner turmoil of a girl whose attraction for an ex-lover is reawakened by a chance encounter on the street.
pODCAST: dANCE lIKE eVERYONE'S WATCHING
Dougie recently appeared in a full length interview for the podcast "Dance Like Everyone's Watching" with Andrea Muhlbauer. He was thrilled to discuss the birth of DPR Dance and its debut performance, his creative process, his views on theater dance and some very candid advice for young artists! Click on the link below to listen:
Photo: Footloose Tibbits Opera House 2017