"THE CHOREOGRAPHY BY KATY MARCELLA ADDS 

 RICH LAYERS OF MOVEMENT 

 THAT MAKE THE MUSICAL SIZZLE!" 

 - RYAN M. LUEVANO, TIN PAN L.A.

 

Download Katy's Choreography Resume here:

BRIGHT STAR

GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE

CHOREOGRAPHER

 

Hand-picked to work alongside director Martin Lang, Katy went back in time to the 1940s Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to bring Steven Martin and Edie Brickell's folk musical to life in the historic theatre-in-the-round of Glendale Centre Theatre. Committed to tell this epic story as cinematically as possible, Katy used choreographed transitions and in-song scene changes, paired with traditional musical theatre choreography, to seamlessly blend movement and storytelling into one. 

StageScene L.A. Scenie Awards winner - Outstanding Choreography (Larger Theatre)

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WEED SHOP THE MUSICAL

ART TIME PRESENTS...

CHOREOGRAPHER

Katy joined the team at Art Time Presents.. as choreographer for the 2nd staging of WEED SHOP THE MUSICAL, a hilarious new musical written by Becker Grumet, Madelyne Heyman, and Will Robertson.  After a successful extended run in 2016, WEED SHOP was presented as the first production of ATP's residency at Thymele Arts in Hollywood, CA, with a revised score, script, and staging. The story of love in the time of medical marijuana legalization served as a love note to 420-friendly Los Angelenos, with choreographic inspiration from an array of fun and recognizable musical theatre material. 

 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

DOMINO ONE PRODUCTIONS

CHOREOGRAPHER

Katy joined director Madelyne Heyman and producer Taylor Wesselman to bring Neverland to Burbank, CA in 2018. Based on the book by David Barry and Ridley Pearson, this precursor tells the story of how the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up came to be, alongside his hooked-hand pirate nemesis. The production, reimagined to take place in a child's nursery during playtime, utilized moving bunkbeds to magically turn into pirate ships, as well as movement-based storytelling elements - in turn, inspiring audience members to use the fullest of their imaginations.

BroadwayWorld Regional Theatre Awards nominee - Choreography Local

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25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM

COUNTY SPELLING  BEE

DOMINO ONE PRODUCTIONS

CHOREOGRAPHER

In 2016, Katy joined Domino One Productions as choreographer for their inaugural production as a company-in-residence at Grove Theater Center in Burbank, CA. Committed to the idea that childlike play can be experienced at any age, ...SPELLING BEE was the perfect story to tell as their first, fully-staged musical, and Katy was honored to be part of it. Drawing from choreographic elements of some of her favorite musicals, ...SPELLING BEE left audiences toe-tapping' in their seats with "magic feet."

StageScene L.A. Scenie Awards winner - Outstanding Choreography (Intimate Theatre)

 

INTO THE WOODS

DOMINO ONE PRODUCTIONS

CHOREOGRAPHER

Katy teamed with Domino One Productions once again to bring this classic Stephen Sondheim musical to life, nestled amongst the trees of Burbank, CA at Grove Theater Center. Set in the attic of a grandfather's home the day of his passing, Domino One's production reimagined this fan-favorite musical through the lens of family, and the stories we pass on to our own children. As ladders, wardrobes, and ottomans set the stage of our woods, choreography was seamlessly woven in and out of scenes to blend music, movement, and scene work.

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