|Posted by Keenon Hooks on November 16, 2017 at 9:45 PM||comments (0)|
Keenon opens the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's next season with Sister Act the musical. Sister Act is a feel-good musical comedy smash hit based on the 1992 film that has audiences ready to rejoice! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and equally outrageous costumes, the show has multiple wonderful roles and audience-pleasing moments. Keenon will choreograph the show, and can't wait to dazzle audiences with this wonderful show!
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on September 16, 2017 at 9:50 PM||comments (0)|
Keenon's conservatory Studio C Performing Arts will produce the musical All Shook Up this Fall! Take the timeless songs of Elvis Presley, combine them with the plot of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, add some hip-swiveling swagger and get 'em All Shook Up. The result is this hit Broadway show about a '50s-era guitar-playing roustabout who rides into a small town and changes everything -- especially the life of a young girl with big dreams and a bigger crush. With a book by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), this musical comedy rocks and rolls with such beloved hits like "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," "Love Me Tender," and some 20 more all-time favorite Elvis tunes. So put on your Blue Suede Shoes and get on over to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center as Studio C Performing Arts presents ALL SHOOK UP from October 27th through November 5th. Keenon will team up with Broadways Cassie Silva (Rock of Ages, Matilda Nat'l Tour, Hairspray Movie) to choreograph the show, Barry Pear (Grease Movie, The Producers, Bye Bye Birdie) directs, and Luis Avila (Wicked Nat'l Tour, The King and I) will music Direct.
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on July 28, 2017 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
Keenon is honored to make his debut with Musical Theatre West as choreographer for Irving Berlin's White Christmas! Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which ijust happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. the dazzling score features well known standards including "Blue Skies, I Love a Piano, How Deep is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite White Christmas." Nostalgic and charming, White Christmas will run December 1 - 10 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. For more information, visit http://musical.org
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on July 1, 2017 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
Keenon is excited to make his debut with the newly branded SLO Repertory Theatre in their innagural production of The All Night Strut! He will be reprising his role he recently created with Oregon Cabaret Theatre and will also serve as the dance captain. Director/Choreographer Michael Jenkinson restages this fabulous show after the critically acclaimed Oregon run. Running August 25th - September 17th, The All Night Strut is a two-act musical celebration of the 1930's and 40's filled with jazz, blues, bebop, and American songbook standards. Weaving together the work of legendary songwriters such as Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Duke Ellington, Jonny Mercer, Cab Calloway, and the Gershwins, the story moves through time and place to highlight a slick slice of yesteryear and capture a beloved American era. For more information, visit http://slorep.org
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on April 24, 2017 at 1:25 AM||comments (0)|
Keenon is excited to return to PVPA, this time in the Directors chair with Seussical Jr. A fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Seussical transports audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! For more information, visit http://www.palosverdesperformingarts.com
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on April 24, 2017 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
Audiences are raving about The All Night Strut after a succesful opening weekend! Don't miss your chance to catck Keenon and this amazing cast running until June 25th! For more information, visit http://www.oregoncabaret.com
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on April 5, 2017 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
After the success of the Hamilton Workshop, Keenon and SCPA are thrilled to announce their next workshop, led by Benjamin Perez of the In the Heights National Tour! Available for ages 13 - 21. Many more exciting opportunities to be announced soon! To register, visit http://www.StudioCPerformingArts.com
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on February 20, 2017 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
This spring, Keenon will head up to Ashland, Oregon to work with Oregon Cabaret Theatre. He joins the company as a performer in The All Night Strut, and as choreographer for The Drowsy Chaperone!
Running April 20th - June 25th, The All Night Strut is a two-act musical celebration of the 1930's and 40's filled with jazz, blues, bebop, and American songbook standards. Weaving together the work of legendary songwriters such as Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Duke Ellington, Jonny Mercer, Cab Calloway, and the Gershwins, the story moves through time and place to highlight a slick slice of yesteryear and capture a beloved American era.
Running July 6th - September 3rd, The Drowsy Chaperone is a hilarious musical which received 5 Tony Awards when it premiered in 2006, including Best Book and Best Original Score. A deliciously meta look at the cliches and contrivances of early musicals, join us as a drily witty theatre-super-fan leads us on a literal tour of his favorite (fictitious) musical come to life, featuring lovers, bumblers, theatre producers, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, and of course a tipsy chaperone!
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on January 2, 2017 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
Studio C Performing Arts Officially Opens January 8th with our Free Triple Threat Day. Join us for a full day of FREE classes! Meet our exceptional staff, and join us with dance all day, or come sing with our resident vocal coach! Visit http://www.StudioCPerformingArts.com for more info!
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on December 1, 2016 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
Keenon along with his partner Kristi Reed are excited to officially launch Studio C Performing Arts! We offer classes, master classes, workshops, and soon full scale productions available for teens and young adults! Many on staff are still working in the industry, and have several National Touring and Broadway credits behind them! As Conservatory Director and Co-Founder, Keenon promises amazing opportunities for the next generation of Tripple Threat Performers! Visit us at http://www.StudioCPerformingArts.com