These gentlemen brought such originality that I felt as though I was seeing these plays for the first time
“Kowalsky has done a great job, being able to harness a sprawling production and make it work in the intimate confines of the Mac-Haydn.”
“And, of course, congratulations to the director, Neal Kowalsky, who presides over this entire circus.”
Spamalot at The Mac-Haydn Theatre. August 10 - 20, 2017
Director: Neal Kowalsky
Choreographer: Sebastiani Romagnolo
It’s always hard to take a Tony winning Broadway show (no matter how long ago it won), and transform it into something that will do well on a smaller scale and with a different audience. However, here it was pulled off marvelously.
None of the above would be as good as it is without the work of director Neal Kowalsky. He literally guides our eyes to certain places in certain moments. What he has given the actors to do are small things that give the humorous lines that necessary push of guffaw, that passing of over-the-top to a higher level of laughter. He and his choreographer Sebastiani Romagnalo fill the stage over and over with the zany, the outrageous and the gorgeously weird.
"South Pacific" at The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham, NY -- June & July 2016.
Choreographer: Ashley DeLane Burger
[Neal] Kowalsky, and [Ashley DeLane] Burger, used these musical moments to move their characters into those classic positions that make a great musical a great experience, both amusing and moving.