Allegro
"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

“…brought to eloquent life by director Tom Wojtunik and the Astoria Performing Arts Center…this production of Allegro is quite loving, and that tone fits like a glove for a show that so openly displays its emotions…certainly worthy of the reexamination it receives here.” –Theatermania.com

2015 QUEENS KUDOS AWARD NOMINATIONS:
Best Actor (Mark Banik)
Best Actress (Crystal Kellogg)
Best Supporting Actor (Joshua Stenseth)
Best Supporting Actor (Toni Elizabeth White)

2014 NY IT AWARD WINNER:
Outstanding Production of a Musical

2014 NY IT AWARDS NOMINATIONS:
Outstanding Choreography (Christine O’Grady)
Outstanding Featured Actress (Manna Nichols)

AllegroWeb

May 1-24, 2014

EQUITY APPROVED SHOWCASE

Life – a set of circumstances, a series of choices, leading to this moment in time. Are you where you thought you’d be? Are you proud of the decisions you’ve made? Allegro follows the journey of Joseph Taylor, Jr., the son of a small-town doctor, from birth to age 35 – from the tranquility of his small Midwestern hometown to the hectic din of big city life. When he loses sight of his goals, he struggles to avoid compromising his principles in this rarely seen musical from the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Allegro debuted in 1947, and was the third collaboration of the storied fathers of the American musical theatre. Innovative for its lack of a set, and use of projections to tell the story, it was also the first concept musical and very much ahead of its time. A full studio casting recording was released in 2009.

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Presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.


This program is supported in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and NYSCA.

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Supporting Sponsors

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Photos

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Opening Night Photos (The Drunken Photographer)

Playbill Photo Call

Rehearsal Photos by Paul Fox

Videos

Allegro Teaser: Tom at Hammerstein’s House, Part 1

Allegro Teaser: Tom at Hammerstein’s House, Part 2

Allegro Teaser: Tom at Hammerstein’s House, Part 3

Allegro Teaser: Tom at Hammerstein’s House, Part 4

Press

Director Tom Wojtunik Envisions an Allegro

APAC Artists Re-Envision R&H’s Allegro (Queens Gazette)

Review Fix Exclusive: Mark Banik Tells Us Why We Should See Allegro

Playbill show announcement

Broadway World show announcement

Theatermania show announcement

Reviews

“A very nice production.” -Peter Filichia, Broadway Radio

“…brought to eloquent life by director Tom Wojtunik and the Astoria Performing Arts Center…this production of Allegro is quite loving, and that tone fits like a glove for a show that so openly displays its emotions…certainly worthy of the reexamination it receives here.”Theatermania.com

“Christine O’Grady’s choreography is not only clever and expressive, but quite beautifully danced…Allegro will always be flawed, but it’s fascinating, and APAC makes a darn good case for it.”NY Theatre Guide

“…an absolutely superb production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s rarely done 1947 Allegro…Wojtunik’s production will be hard to top.”Forbes on Film & Footlights

“…stunning dance numbers and beautiful songs, staying true to the style of the traditional musical that composer Richard Rodgers and librettist/lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II were famous for…a sweeping look at the choices we make and how they affect us.”Queens Gazette

“…Astoria Performing Arts Center…proves audiences may have finally caught up with the musical legends…” -Times Ledger

“Rodgers would likely have been pleased with the current incarnation of the rarely seen musical by the Astoria Performing Arts Center, which maintains its tradition of presenting shows that are too often overlooked.” -Queens Chronicle

“Very much worth the trip to vibrant Astoria to see a work by two musical theater legends…There is a great deal to savor in this generously appointed production.”Theater Pizzaz

Allegro is an alive and bright musical that tells a story about life’s twists and turns that sometimes take you to the wrong place…It could not have been any better if we had seen it on Broadway. The theater was filled with people enjoying a tremendous performance.”OurLIC

“The Astoria Performing Arts Center has put together an impeccable revival, helmed by director Tom Wojtunik, capturing the essence of one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most ambitious works.”StageBuddy

Blog Posts

Tom’s Perspective on Allegro

The Dramaturg’s Point of View

Creating a Set

Dancing ‘Til Your Feet Hurt

Journey to Allegro

Looking Back to Opening Night

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