Baby, Dream Your Dream: Lainie Munro wins AUDELCO Award

images1Broadway Dance Center would like to congratulate theater and tap teacher, Lainie Munro, who won the 2012 AUDELCO Award for Best Choreography for her production of “Sweet Charity” at the New Haarlem Arts Theater.

The AUDELCO (Audience Development Committee, Inc.) Awards “promote recognition, understanding and awareness of the arts in the African-American community”.

“Sweet Charity” tells the nostalgic tale of Charity Hope Valentine, a dance hall hostess who remains a cock-eyed optimistic despite her history of not so wonderful  relationships.  The New Haarlem Arts Theater transformed this classic tale of hope and heartache into a more edgy and contemporary show, complete with Caridad, a Latina “Charity.”

Munro’s choreography received rave reviews from Playbill, Theater Mania, and the New York Times.  She focused on the classic Fosse jazz style, characteristic of traditional “Sweet Charity” productions, but added Latin flavor and pizazz for what critics praised as “vibrant,” “sharp,” and “exhilarating” dancing.

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Click here to learn about Lainie’s work with the Broadway Big Brother/Big Sister Program!

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