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September 6

October 30, 2022

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson
book by Bekah Brunstetter
based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks
choreographed by Katie Spelman
directed by Michael Greif & Schele Williams

Katie Spelman


KATIE SPELMAN CHICAGO: Cabaret (Jeff Award nomination— Best Musical, Paramount Theatre); Oklahoma (Jeff Award nomination— Best Choreography, Paramount Theatre); The Dead (Court Theatre); Thaddeus and Slocum (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Writers Theatre, The Hypocrites, TimeLine Theatre Company, Sideshow Theatre Company, The Inconvenience. ACTING CREDITS: Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Paramount Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Music Theatre Company, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook. BROADWAY ASSOCIATE: Moulin Rouge, Amelie, American Psycho, Once. REGIONAL: Cabaret (Helen Hayes nomination — Best Choreography), A.D. 16 (Olney Theatre Center); Oklahoma (CCC nomination — Best Choreography, Goodspeed Musicals); Tommy (Denver Center for the Performing Arts); collaborations with Shakespeare Theatre Company, Ensemble Theatre Company, Camerata Bern, TikTok, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company. INTERNATIONAL: Associate Director of Close to You (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End). EDUCATION: Northwestern University. AWARDS: SDCF Agnes de Mille commission. Spelman’s new work simone premiered in 2019.

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