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the nance


The Nance | Pride Films and Plays, Chicago, IL

June 22 - August 13, 2017

Director: John Nasca

Music Director: Robert Ollis

Choreographer/Asst. Dir.: Nathan Mittleman

Scenic Design: Jeremy Hollis

Lighting/Proj. Design: G. "Max" Maxin IV

Costume Design: John Nasca

Sound Design: Kallie Rollison

Stage Manager: Joaquin Gomez

Featuring: Vincent Kracht, Royen Kent, Patrick Rybarczyk, Melissa Young, Steph Vondell, Britt-Marie Sivertsen, Maria Montero, Gary Henderson, Paul Brutscher

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"...with spot-on choreography by Nathan Mittleman."

- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times


"Nathan Mittleman's intricate and beautiful choreography, and Robert Ollis' excellent music on Jeremy Hollis' simple and flexible set create a fantastic vision that most of us are far too young to ever have seen: a real vaudeville experience."

Elizabeth Ellis, PerformInk

"...cheery, clever choreography by Nathan Mittleman..."

Debra Davy, Splash Magazine

"Ably assisted by musical director Robert Ollis, and his brassy quartet of backstage musicians, and assistant director Nathan Mittleman, particularly for his sexy striptacular choreography, this is a very entertaining production."

Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

"It's also a relief to see burlesque acts that are both well-executed and appropriate to the time period: kudos to choreographer Nathan Mittleman..."

Lauren Whalen, Chicago Theater Beat

"...the piece is structured much like an actual burlesque with plot scenes interspersed with song and dance numbers and vaudeville sketches, including a brilliantly staged fan-dance..."

Bryson David Hoff, Chicagoland Musical Theatre

"...beautifully choreographed burlesque dance and singing sequences."

Steve Braun, Picture This Post

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