Renowned husband and wife song and dance team Michael Kessler & Melinda Jackson, founders of M&M American Dance Theatre and affectionally known as M&M, with their music director Keith Thompson (Las Vegas's favorite composer) & a group of talented pre professional competiton winners from Las Vegas's Innovation Youth Dance Company, will present Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories, an intimate musical journey through a life lived in song and dance on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Windmill Library Theatre, 7060 W. Windmill Lane.|
Woven between music from Broadway shows from SHOWBOAT to HAMILTON including WEST SIDE STORY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, OKLAHOMA, CABARET, SOUTH PACIFIC and more, are personal anecdotes from their work with some of the giants of musical theatre and personal stories of love, rejection, struggle, triumph & downright foolishness.
Native New Yorkers, Jackson and Kessler share 30 years producing, directing, writing, composing, choreographing and performing internationally from ballet to Broadway to Radio City Music Hall to the Las Vegas Strip, to theatres and opera house worldwide. In addition to 9 international tours of their original shows, the couple have performed in Tommy Tunes Broadway show, Grand Hotel, choreographed for The Winter Olympics, the US Pro Gymnastics tour and directed & choreographed the 30 Anniversary tour of the hit rock musical HAIR and many more.
M&M have resided in Las Vegas since 2006 and in 2014 created the nonprofit, M&M American Dance Theatre Works. Jackson is proud to be the great-granddaughter of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. Bully! Kessler is proud to be the great-grandson of Russian Cantor Yacov Sanzofsky. Shalom!
Keith Thompson returns as M&M's music director, and audiences will be delighted to watch him tickle the ivories on stage. His career credits include creator/producer of The Cocktail Cabaret of PK Entertainment, musical director of Jersey Boys, co-writer of IDAHO, The Comedy Musical and co-creator/host of The Composers Showcase at The Smith Center. His New York credits include Les Miserables," "When Pigs Fly, Sideshow, Three Men and a Horse, Forbidden Broadway and "Little Shop of Horrors." He conducted the first national tours of Cabaret, Mamma Mia! and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and many more.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit their nonprofit M&M American Dance Theatre Works dedicated to promoting artistic collaboration, educational and cultural enrichment through exposure, mentorship and involvement in musical dance theatre.
Windmill Library Theatre (View)
7060 W. Windmill Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89113
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|