Local Choreographer Honored With NYC Trip

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

It was a chance to work one-on-one with Broadway greats. The Rose’s resident choreographer and BROADWAY at The Rose director Sue Gillespie Booton was one of eight people chosen for the special experience.

The 5th Annual "Freddie G Broadway Experience" just wrapped in New York City.

The weekend honored instructors and teachers who are working to make a difference for their students and communities through the process of staging musical theater productions in their schools and educational theater groups.

“The experience was nothing short of amazing and came at the perfect time in my career," said Booton. "After working years on the national level as an actor, and later making the transition to musical theater education in Omaha, the experience allowed me to touch base with the Broadway and national level artists.”

Dozens of educators applied for the program, and eight total were selected.

They participated in dynamic, hands-on master classes with some of Broadway’s leading choreographers, directors, producers, actors and designers. They also attended the Broadway show Aladdin (complete with a backstage tour).

Booton serves as The Rose Theater’s BROADWAY at The Rose Director and has been The Rose’s Resident Choreographer for 12 years.

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