Theatre for Young Audiences...

Music Theatre International and iTheatreics brought their New York City-based crew to Worcel Shepard Productions' hometown of Indianapolis to film its second series of choreography DVDs for Broadway Junior and Disney's Kids Collection. 

As part of their directorial packets, these DVDs are used in theatres/classrooms worldwide. Choreographed, cast and line produced by Worcel Shepard Productions, titles include Aladdin Jr., Alice in Wonderland Jr., Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS, Mulan Jr. and Disney's Sleeping Beauty KIDS.

Worcel Shepard Productions also cast the educational tours: Broadway Jr. Live and the inaugural performance of The Kennedy Center's Family Theatre starring Tony winner, Kristin Chenoweth.

  • "Ablaze and burning up the stage... (Swing!), recreated by the very talented, exciting director/choreographers, Shepard and Worcel, 
               this gifted duo more than hit the mark of the original Broadway version… World-class entertainment… As good as it gets." 
                ~~ Marsha Wagner, Sanibel/Captiva Islander


  • “Year in Review Top Picks: The sassy and flashy Dreamgirls could be one of the best musicals Indianapolis has ever seen.” 
                ~~ Editor's Page, NUVO Indianapolis     


  • "Move over Dancing with the Stars... a standing ovation to director/choreographers Kenny Shepard and Carol Worcel... 
               Broadway-calibre (Swing!)...a real class act..." 
                ~~ Newszap.com, Mesa, Arizona


  • "...the feel-silly hit of the summer (Spamalot/BobDIrex)." 
                ~~ Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal's Year End Arts and Entertainment's Best


  • "This is a real generation show (Swing!), and a lot of people in this town would probably think it’s the best production they’ve ever seen."
                ~~ Dan Hagen, News Progress, Sullivan, Illinois


  • "Nothing short of spectacular... Shepard and Worcel do a wonderful job of keeping this cast moving at an exhilarating speed... 
               If you can watch Swing! and not snap your fingers or sway to the rhythm, someone needs to check your pulse..."
                ~~ Larry Alexander, Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania


  • "Five Stars... Irresistible... Kenny Shepard captured the joyous exuberance of these love children (Hair/BobDirex), who were in     constant  motion, utilizing movement that looked spontaneous and random but was, in reality, seamlessly choreographed."
             ~~ Tom Alvarez, Examiner.com


  • “…A well-choreographed show that hit the bulls-eye (Annie Get Your Gun). Indianapolis should be proud because the 
              community this calls to mind is the one that’s right off Broadway."
                 ~~ Nick Crews, The Indianapolis Star


  • "Brash as brass... Smokin'.... Swing! really soars... Directed by Kenny Shepard, the shows moves briskly and seamlessly... 
               Enjoy the physical energy and vocal fireworks…" 
                ~~ Drew Sterwald, The New Press, Ft. Myers, Florida 


  • "Kenny Shepard pulls out all the stops (Swing!), to bring elegant sophistication... Lithe and luscious dancers... You'll sometimes feel 
              as if these guys should be performing with a net... With all the dance competitions on TV, Americans haven't lost their love for 
              hoofers, and seeing these dancers paired up, touching and emoting with each other, feels like a luxury..." 
                 ~~ Marty Crisp, Sunday News, Lancaster, Pennsylvania


  • "... a superlative production (Swing!)... The cast executes Kenny Shepard and Carol Worcel's choreography with infectious flair and 
              spirit, style and panache...  Fantastically entertaining. Four Stars."
                ~~ Chris Curcio KBAQ 89.5, Phoenix, Arizona 


  • "Choreography (co-choreographer, Carol Worcel) stays true to the original and revival moves of Bob Fosse and Ann Reinking... 
              Chicago razzle dazzles at ATI’s new home."
                ~~ Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal


  • "…Phantasmagorical displays of acrobatic physicality…Shepard and Worcel’s choreography (Swing!) delivers…"
                ~~ Carl-John X. Veraja, Fort Myers Florida Weekly


  • "The choreography, by Kenny Shepard and Carol Worcel, is clever: fitting yet unexpected... funny and beautiful and 
              touching (Victor/Victoria)."
                ~~ Hope Baugh, Indy Theatre Habit


  • "I was glad we didn’t have an aisle seat or my wife, unable to resist the temptation to join the party, might have to go up 
              on stage and dance with them (Swing!)…"
                 ~~ John Curtis, Daily Union, Shelbyville, Illinois


  • "Everyone, everything is meticulously on mark (Spamalot)...One word suffices: superb. Five Stars." 
                ~~ Rita Kohn, NUVO, Indianapolis 


  • "The music-making and dancing are superb (Swing!)... This slick slice of yesteryear is irresistible..."
                 ~~ Helen Blaker, Juniata News, Pennsylvania


  • "The Indy premiere of Spamalot is spectacle, pure escapism, a rib-tickler that will leave you wanting more. Go see it. Five Stars."
                ~~ Tom Alvarez, The Examiner's Top 10 Performing Arts Events of 2013, Indianapolis​


  • “…full of exuberance, joy, and fun (Swing!). I saw one youngish gentleman in the audience dancing up and down the aisle during the 
              curtain call. It may very well happen to you, too." 
                 ~~ Carl Lebovitz, Journal Gazette/Times-Courier, Illinois


  • “It’s a hit! …A spot-on rendition of the musical The Full Monty. Everything clicks… Another highly recommended show… Stellar!”  
                 ~~ Lisa Gauthier, NUVO, Indianapolis






Past Musical Theatre Productions:

  • A Chorus Line
  • A Grand Night for Singing
  • Aladdin Jr.
  • Alice in Wonderland Jr.
  • Annie
  • Annie Get Your Gun
  • Chicago
  • Children of Eden
  • Cole
  • Down in the Valley
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • 42nd Street
  • The Full Monty
  • Godspell
  • Gypsy
  • Hair
  • How I Became a Pirate
  • How to Succeed...
  • I Love a Piano
  • It Shoulda Been You
  • Jingle Arrgh the Way
  • Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS
  • Little Women
  • Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
  • The Magic Snowman
  • Marvelous Wonderettes
  • Mulan Jr.
  • Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale
  • Rumplestiltskin
  • She Loves Me
  • Disney's Sleeping Beauty KIDS
  • Snoopy, the Musical
  • Sweet Charity
  • Swing!
  • Seussical
  • The True Adventures of the Three Little Pigs
  • The 25th Annual... Spelling Bee
  • Victor/Victoria
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown


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