I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan Hazelbaker several years ago after he discovered Pagosa through Thingamajig Theater Company and Pagosa discovered him. Then I later was cast in “Les Miserables”, and was fortunate to be able to work with him on stage as a Director, an incredible experience. Ryan and I have talked many times about the possibility of he and I working together on one of the PSHS Musicals I have been directing and choreographing for 16 years.
Due to schedules and life, we were not able to make that connection; until now. Ryan and I are partnering on the choreography for our high school musical, “Legally Blonde”, opening March 29th. Ryan has choreographed three dance numbers for our show, and has given our young actors dance lessons, love, and a fantastic performance experience. They have received “Broadway” level classes from Ryan, as he shared his love of performance with them for a moment in time. Ryan was assisted by Samuel Damare and Taylor Marrs, also actors performing at Thingamajig. I am thankful and incredibly grateful to Ryan for sharing his heart and gifts with me and with our young actors.