|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
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on October 24, 2016 at 12:20 AM||comments (13)|
Keenon's next venture will be to bring premiere performing arts education to the Conejo Valley! Studio C Performing Arts will be a hub for young artists to hone in their crafts and learn from top industry professionals! Thier first project will be producing a Hamilton Workshop, led by Nick Womack! Ages 13+ are allowed to register! For more information, visit http://www.StudioCPerformingArts.com
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on September 2, 2016 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Join Keenon as he celebrates the holidays with the beloved family classic Irving Berlin's White Christmas, now a San Diego tradition in its 5th year! 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 just 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 is an uplifting musical worthy of becoming a year round tradition. Keenon will set the Lisa Hopkins choreography for the show for the 3rd year in a row, after dance captaining for the original production. For more information, visit http://www.sdmt.org
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on August 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM||comments (11)|
Keenon is excited to return Panic Productions as Choreographer to bring you the LA Premiere of Bring It On The Musical! Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass, and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness. Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, "Bring It On" features an original story by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty ("Avenue Q"), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda ("In The Heights," "Hamilton"), music by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt ("Next to Normal"), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green ("High Fidelity"), and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical. Bring it on runs October 6-16 at the beautiful Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza!
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on May 2, 2016 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
Summer is heating up!! Keenon heads to PCPA - Pacific Consercatory Theatre to tackle two shows in their upcoming summer season. He will join the cast of Shrek as a Swing, and dance in the Ensemble/understudy Benny for In the Heights. The central coast is in for a treat with their full summer season. PCPA performs in two venues, the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria, and the beautiful outdoor Solvang Festival Theatre in Solvang, Ca. The season runs June 22nd - September 11th. For more info, visit http://www.pcpa.org
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on February 9, 2016 at 3:30 AM||comments (0)|
Keenon joins Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi, making his solo directorial debut to bring you The Wiz this summer! The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a glorious and soulful musical retelling of Frank Baum’s “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” set in the context of African-American culture and multi-ethnic cast. With an infectious funky score and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, The Wiz brought renewed relevance to a timeless classic. The 1975 Broadway production was like nothing Broadway had ever seen, and ultimately won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score. The Wiz will run for six weeks, June 4th - July 10th at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. Produced by Jan Glasband, joining Keenon on the production team will be Gary Poirot (Music Director), and Becky Castells (Choreographer), with Brittney S Wheeler as his Assistant Director)! For more information, visit http://www.actorsrepofsimi.org
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on February 3, 2016 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
Keenon is excited to team up with Barry, Sean, and Panic Productions once more to bring you Disney's Camp Rock the musical! This new musical based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock and upcoming Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam will fire up the stage with over a dozen songs from the beloved films, including “This Is Me,” “Can’t Back Down,” “It’s On,” and “We Rock.” Camp Rock will run May 6-22 at the Noho Arts Center in North Hollwood!
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on January 18, 2016 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
As theatres across Ventura County begin a new year of musical shows, Panic! Productions will be celebrating those many countywide offerings with Coming Distractions on January 23 at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center. A fund-raiser to benefit both Panic! and the high school's theatre department, the show will feature medleys of favorite songs and dance numbers from the wide range of musicals that will be mounted in the community during 2016. Coming Distractions will highlight more than sixty songs from some twenty shows being produced this year by Panic!, Cabrillo Music Theatre, the Rubicon Theatre, Conejo Players Theatre, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, High Street Arts Center, Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, Young Artists Ensemble, and Curtain Call Youth Theatre. The featured shows include Parade, School of Rock, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls, Oliver!, The Wiz, Ragtime, andBring it On. The cast will feature an array of local talent, and some very special guests from the Broadway stage, film, and television are scheduled to appear including Joshua Finkel, Renée Marino, Barry Pearl, Keenon Hooks, Will Shupe, Christopher Gambol, J. Bailey Burcham, Dana Shaw, Natalia Vivino, and Ryan Driscoll. The evening has been created by musical director Diann Alexander and director Marilyn Strange, with choreography by Miriam Durrie-Kirsch and Kylie Vincent. The performance begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, January 23. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered by contacting [email protected] or calling 818/438-2916.
|Posted by Keenon Hooks on December 18, 2015 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Keenon reunites with Barry Pearl and Sarah Maher, to once again collaborate on 13 the musical. This time with the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory. This one is special, because both Keenon and Sarah are Alumnus of that program. So returning on staff to choreograph the show is a wonderful and honorable treat! 13 is a fresh, funny, and touching coming of age story for all ages. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. With a blast of high voltage energy, 13 navigates the ups and downs of turning 13-years-old. 13 runs at the Norris Theatre February 19 - 28.