Watch Aladdin Standout Dennis Stowe Dance Through His Broadway Resume

Watch Aladdin Standout Dennis Stowe Dance Through His Broadway Resume

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(tap dancing shoes tapping) Hello, my name is Dennis Stowe. I’m currently in the cast of Disney’s “Aladdin” on Broadway and I am about to dance through my resume. ♪ I am I Don Quixote ♪ ♪ The lord of La Mancha ♪ ♪ My destiny calls me ♪ I made my Broadway debut in 2002 in the revival of “Man of La Mancha,” starring the amazing Brian Stokes Mitchell. Your first Broadway show always holds a very special place in your heart and this show certainly does for me. There are no production numbers, at least in our show, our version of the show, but the choreography called for us to be very strong, very masculine, very in the ground. (singer holding long note) ♪ The sound of swing ♪ ♪ The sound of groovy jivey sound of swing ♪ ♪ Dig the rhythm ♪ ♪ Swing ♪ ♪ Dig the message ♪ ♪ You gotta get your seafood mama ♪ ♪ Your favorite dish is fish ♪ My second Broadway show was “Wonderful Town,” choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. She’s just the master of style. I really love doing her movement. I was a replacement in the show. I came in torwards the end of the run when Brooke Shields came into the show. And this was just such an enjoyable time. I wasn’t really a dancer track. I was more of a singer track but in Kathleen’s shows, everybody has to dance so you have to really adhere to the style that she does so well. ♪ Heedle, heedle, heedle ♪ ♪ Well, alright then cats ♪ ♪ Well, alright them cats ♪ ♪ Yes, yes, baby, I know ♪ ♪ Well, yes, yes, baby, I know ♪ ♪ Pardon me if I fly off the handle ♪ ♪ No place else on earth ♪ My third Broadway show was “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” which was such a joy, choreographed by the amazing Jerry Mitchell. Since we were all inhabitants of the French Riviera, all of the choreography is very sort of up and elegant, as you see in this number, we were bellhops in the casino. Really really great memories in this show. (singer holding long note) ♪ Here I am ♪ (orchestral music) ♪ Welcome to Duloc ♪ ♪ Such a perfect town ♪ ♪ Here we have ♪ Shrek was actually my sixth Broadway show. It was my first original Broadway show that wasn’t a revival. The challenge for this show is for our amazing choreographer, Josh Prince, is to create choreography for characters that were not human. So here is an example of Duloc dolls when Shrek and Donkey first come upon the Kingdom of Duloc. (orchestral music) ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ Let’s go up just a little bit higher ♪ ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ We don’t need no music ♪ (cast cheering) My next show was “Leap of Faith.” This show holds such a great place in my heart. I consider it the one that got away. I had been working on this show for probably about eight years, including out of town in LA and then back in New York. And unfortunately, the show only ran for two and half weeks on Broadway. But, we did get to perform on the Tonys as well because we were nominated for Best Musical. The choreography was informed by gospel music, which is very very fun and something that’s close to me as well. ♪ Higher ♪ ♪ Drop that table ♪ ♪ Come on ♪ ♪ Rise up ♪ ♪ Rise up ♪ ♪ Rise up ♪ ♪ Now let’s get out there and save some goddamn souls ♪ ♪ Rise up ♪ (Singing indiscernible lyrics) My next Broadway show was “Annie,” which was such a pleasure to be in such a classic. And what a better person to put a new spin on a classic show, than Andy Blankenbuehler. It was such a pleasure, always a pleasure, working with him. (singer holding a long note) ♪ Everybody sing ♪ ♪ Arabian nights ♪ And then we come to “Aladdin,” which I am presently in now. I started out in the show’s ensemble. I have recently moved from the ensemble to the standby for Jafar and the Sultan. And it’s just been such a joy to be in the show. From start to finish, it’s been about four years now. I can’t say enough about our choreographer and director, Casey Nicholaw. He just has a way of injecting so much joy and it’s something that I think is intangible that the audience experiences. And I think that’s why the show has been so successful and it’s still going strong today. ♪ Arabian nights ♪ ♪ Arabian nights ♪ ♪ Arabian nights ♪ ♪ More often than not ♪ ♪ Are hotter than hot ♪ ♪ In a lot of good ways ♪

35 thoughts on “Watch Aladdin Standout Dennis Stowe Dance Through His Broadway Resume”

  1. Look I loves these, best part of your channel, but the bright lights and jump cuts take away from how great the video is, i feel like the rehearsal space with the natural light is the most effective way and we can focus on the dancing 🙂

  2. The focus should be on the choreography not the weird editing. Your first few vids were amazing and clean. These newer ones are distracting and tacky

  3. I love these videos but PLEASE stop this editing! I filmed an edited better at age 12, seriously. Half of the video are those weird comic style effects and completely useless cuts, which are a waste of time because you can‘t see any of the choreography!
    I think we would really enjoy a wider frame, where you can see the entire body, in a nice lit studio with a plain background. If you have any nice closeups from body parts with a nice movement or a beautiful facial expression, you can cut them in with clean cuts, not too many of them and only for a few seconds. Perfect would be cutting to the beat of the music!

  4. PLEASE STOP WITH THE AWFUL EDITING. We are here for the dancing, not editing that makes it look like a 5 year old playing around with Photobooth.

  5. Nice series, but why not have some dancing stars like Charlotte D'Amboise, Sutton Foster, etc.Make it happen otherwise the series is incomplete!

  6. He is one of those dancers that really light up the stage (or the screen in this case). he is so so happy to be dancing and you can see how much he enjoys what he's doing. amazing.

  7. ""Loooove your passion at times when we are really "fortunate" to get work on a "continus base "we tend to get cynical or cocky. …congratulations ✨💖😉✨.

  8. “Shrek is my first original musical that’s not a revival”
    Literally just did Dirty Rotten Soundrels
    But he’s an amazing dancer!!!

  9. Please please, can we just see these amazing talents DANCE?! This editing looks like it was done on MacBook photobooth. So distracting. The performers deserve more than this.

  10. Can y’all maybe do a video on how these actors can sustain a show for 4 years 😂😂😂 I know that’s not what this channel is for but I think it’s worth asking.

  11. YIKES!!! This is about the choreography and the dancer's technique. The effects aren't the star here. Way too distracting.

  12. I just saw him play Jafar. He was incredible. How does a guy end up that talented where he can sing, dance, act, and be funny to such a degree? He is amazing. You see so many unbelievable singers on broadway or incredible dancers, but it’s not always completely clear which tap dancer has an incredible voice or which singer can bust a move. This guy can do it all.

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