The choreographer Kiesha Lalama displayed her ample skills as a generator of mood, intensity and movement. Just like watching the incomparable Serena Williams, you marvel at the mysterious x-factor that manifests itself in such a championship as well as the alchemy of Ms. Lalama artistic genius. ~Dayton Most Metro
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All Shook Up
There is excellent dancing from the exuberant cast, to first-rate choreography by Kiesha Lalama. ~Wicked Local
Kiesha Lalama's choreography keep the action moving at breakneck speed...while production numbers fluidly navigate every angle of the playing area. ~Boston Globe
Kiesha works her magic on the cast with terrific choreography...the group numbers are marvelous and beautifully performed... ~Theater Mirror
Original jaunty choreography from Kiesha Lalama adds immeasurably to the show’s appeal...~Edge Boston
Boston Globe - Elvis lives on in high-energy, goofy musical theater tribute
Wicked Local - An energizing evening of Elvis at NSMT
Theater Mirror - All Shook Up
Edge Boston - All Shook Up
Fresh and creamy, a smooth but lively response to intoxicating music....Entertaining, swift and alluring, and smartly shows off the subtle, Latin-tinged joys of its score--its title, in fact, is Spanish for "joy." ~Chicago Tribune
Ruthless, the Musical!
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The Bench Reviews
...Sophisticated and clever choreography was showcased in first-act scenes like a bold and defiant solo by Dice in "The Decision," and a riveting and emotional duet between Simmons and dancer James Washington in "Parenthood." ...the top of her game as a choreographer. ~City Paper
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