Theatrical Reviews

Spamalot! The Reviews are in!!!! It’s a Smash hit!

“Nice work if you can get it.  Even nicer if you are Geoffrey Doig-Marx and your brush has been selected to paint the dance-canvas on stage for the Department of Theatre and Dance and John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.  Even nicer if you have such a talented bunch of colorful, budding young singers, actors, and dancers as your medium to work with.”

Doug Marino – Act Three March 3, 2012

“The score is fun throughout and the ensemble is excellent as they do justice to the superlative high-energy choreography of Geoffrey Doig-Marx”

Bob Goepfert – The Record

“And if you’re choreographer, Mr Doig-Marx, you had a bevy of talented dancers to unleash on multiple occasions around the multi-legged, eerie (and flown-in!) spider woman herself, Victoria Meade – and then again a few times just because they were so good.”

Doug Marino – Act Three March 3, 2012

“Cabaret Picked One of 10 Top Shows in 2012’”-Bob Goepfert…The Record

“Cabaret is, quite simply, the best show Park Playhouse has ever done.”

Michael Eck – The Times Union2012

The Reviews are in and Cabaret is a Smash!!!!!
Critic picks the top 10 theater productions of 2012
Voted one of the top 10 shows of the year! The comeback story of the year is the revival of quality at Park Playhouse in Albany. Its production of “Cabaret” was spot on and proved grown-up material will attract audiences as much as does mindless musicals. A sensational performance by Shannon Rafferty as Sally Bowles certainly made this one of the top shows of 2012.

Bob Goepfert – The Record

“Choreographer Geoffrey Doig-Marx’s sexy bump-and-grinds enhance the production.”

Daily Gazette

Strong dancers who do well with Geoffrey-Doig-Marx’s choreography.

The Record

“Choreographer Geoffrey Doig-Marx’s Kit Kat Club dancers match Jacoby’s focus and integrity, adding zest to not only the chorus numbers. The dancers have triple duty playing numerous characters—partygoers, audience members, Nazis—as well as taking drink orders. It all adds to the fun.”

Metroland

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ a scores a bull’s-eye’…Albany Times Union

“…showy and entertaining”

“…so confident of the appeal of traditional Broadway singing and dancing that it trots out a kick line within the first six minutes.”

“…the hoedown with the society crowd was terrific”.

“….One of the most appealing Park Playhouse shows in recent memory”

Steve Barnes – Albany Times Union

Annie Get Your Gun is “Fantastic” and “crowd pleasing”

Troy Record

“Energetic Volcanoes of Jazz” “Fosse-Style of Story Telling”–Sara Jarrett….Dance Spirit Magazine

Geoffrey Doig-Marx rounded out the evening, combining great technical performances with strong theatricality. Doig-Marx’s dancers developed a similar performance quality and included a sense of humor. The offbeat, playful choreography, such as when three male dancers lifted a female dancer above their heads while smiling at the audience, makes the works fall somewhere between musical theater, jazz and modern dancing. I am interested to see what else Doig-Marx has to offer to see the depth of his choreographic style.

Victoria Yoffie – Show Business Magazine

The award ceremony was enclosed by 14 dances from 11 choreographers that ranged from pure funk designed to have fun and entertain, to emotive movement born from a very internal place of the creators.
The show was a pleasantly balanced teeter-totter of movement and thought. On one extreme, Jay T. Jenkins and Geoffrey Doig-Marx showed two pieces each that dazzled like energetic volcanoes of jazz erupting to the foot-stomping sounds of New Funk Foya which accompanied Jenkins’ dance by the same name and Sing, Sing, Sing (with a Swing) which accompanied Doig-Marx’s “Knock 3 Times Tell ‘Em Charlie Sent You”.

Sara Jarrat – Dance Spirit Magazine

The Mantis Project, directed by Geoffrey Doig-Marx shared a high energy, explosive jazz piece involving 13 men and women. The dance, Madison-N-57th, brought show stopping precision and excitement to the predominantly modern dance festival.

American Dance Guild Festival

“Even nicer if you are Geoffrey Doig-Marx your brush has been selected to paint the dance-canvas on stage.” Doug Marino

“And if you’re choreographer, Mr Doig-Marx, you had a bevy of talented dancers to unleash on multiple occasions around the multi-legged, eerie (and flown-in!) spider woman herself, Victoria Meade – and then again a few times just because they were so good.”

Doug Marino – Act Three March 3, 2012

“Nice work if you can get it.  Even nicer if you are Geoffrey Doig-Marx and your brush has been selected to paint the dance-canvas on stage for the Department of Theatre and Dance and John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.  Even nicer if you have such a talented bunch of colorful, budding young singers, actors, and dancers as your medium to work with.”

Doug Marino – Act Three March 3, 2012

“Springtime for Hitler, which ranks as the funniest eye-popping and side-splitting scene in Park Playhouse’s 23-year history.” James Yeara – Metroland

In the A Chorus Line-ish “I Wanna Be a Producer,” flashily choreographed by Geoffrey Doig-Marx to include a dozen gold-lame draped chorus girls tapping, including one obviously in need of a shave, some estrogen, and some dance lessons….James Yeara Metroland.

James Yeara – Metroland

“One of the show’s key numbers, “I Wanna Be a Producer.” Choreographer Geoffrey Doig-Marx surrounded Jacoby with snazzy ensemble moves”

Michael Eck – Times Union

“But the hit of The Producers is “Springtime for Hitler,” which ranks as the funniest eye-popping and side-splitting scene in Park Playhouse’s 23-year history. It is an orgy of chotchkes worn in places few chotchkes have gone before; by the time the song hits its Busby Berkeley/June Taylor homage, in the capable hands/heads/rears/breasts of Park Playhouse’s chorus, “Springtime for Hitler” achieves a comedic panache I laughed about long into the night.”

James Yeara – Metroland

“Throughout the evening the big dance numbers (including “Keep It Gay” and the totally over-the-top “Springtime for Hitler”) impressed in a spunky, ‘let’s put on a show’ way.”

Michael Eck – Times Union

“Geoffrey Doig-Marx’s “Springtime For Hitler” is a hoot”

Bob Goepfert The Record

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