PRODUCTION PHOTOS & REVIEWS
LOCH NESS The Rev Theater Company Book and Lyrics by A.D. Penedo, Music by Marshall Pailet Directed by Marshall Pailet Choreography by Misha Shields
"The production includes creative ensemble storytelling and intriguing puppetry, beautifully choreographed by Misha Shields...[her choreography] helps the monster come to life in the most innovative way...The Rev Theatre Company's production of Loch Ness, A New Musical is one of the most creative, unique, and chilling musicals I have seen in a long time. The production is fresh, new, and exciting. It is a visionary and artistic masterpiece."
- Broadway World, Natasha Ashley (LOCH NESS, The Rev)
"All the stops have been pulled out to bring “Loch Ness” to life, and the efforts of the production team are breathtaking. Choreographer Misha Shields articulates Nessie the monster with ensemble members tumbling and contorting to mimic the undulations of an underwater creature."
- Syracuse.com, Linda Lowen (LOCH NESS, The Rev)
ONCE Bucks County Playhouse Book by Edna Walsh, Music & Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglová Directed by Travis Greisler Choreography by Misha Shields
photos by Joan Marcus
"Mr. Greisler's staging and Misha Shields's choreography are woven together so tightly and imaginatively that you can't be sure at any given moment who did what."
- Wall Street Journal, Terry Teachout (ONCE, Buck's County Playhouse)
"With the abundant help of choreographer Misha Shields and a company whose individual and choral voices are angelic, Greisler creates marvelous musical sequences in which Shields’ geometric patterning is often as exciting as the singing is lovely or spirited in proper turns."
- Princeton Info, Neal Zoren (ONCE, Bucks County Playhouse)
"Misha Shields contemporary choreography is lovely."
- phindie, Joshua Herren (ONCE, Buck's County Playhouse)
"Exuberantly directed by Travis Greisler and choreographed by Misha Shields..."
- Out In Jersey, Allen Neuner (ONCE, Bucks County Playhouse)
WITCH Huntington Theatre Company A play by Jennifer Silverman Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw Choreography by Misha Shields
Photos of actor, Nick Sulfur in WITCH
photos by T Charles Erickson, courtesy of The Huntington
"...a wordless scene that is unsettling in all the right ways, a sequence of fiercely tormented Morris dancing (choreography is by Misha Shields) that occurs in the immediate aftermath of a major plot development and registers as a wrenchingly physical expression of conflicting emotions. It’s the single most powerful scene in “Witch,” and, as it happens, it involves one of the four supporting characters."
- The Boston Globe, Don Aucoin, (WITCH, The Huntington Theatre)
YERMA Huntington Theatre Company Adapted & Translated by Melinda Lopez Directed by Melia Bensussen Choreography by Misha Shields
BAGHDADDY St. Luke's Theater Book & Lyrics by A.D. Penedo, Music & Lyrics by Marshall Pailet Directed by Marshall Pailet Choreography by Misha Shields
“Misha Shields’ smart choreography expertly brings to life the story within the genre of musical comedy. Her work paired with Pailet’s direction creates a wildly imaginative in-the-round experience. The creative use of simple effects (flashlights, baby powder, rope and pulley, etc.) are profoundly effective and a refreshing success that at times rivals even some of the most technical shows on Broadway.“
- Theater Is Easy, Michael Hartung (Who's Your Baghdaddy?, Actor's Temple)
“The show is also directed by Marshall Pailet, with musical direction by Rona Siddiqui and choreography by Misha Shields. All of these names are the new up and coming talents of musical theatre and breath new life into this form...Misha Shields’ choreography is simple. Like Andy Blankenbuehler’s choreography, you want to learn it and incorporate it into your movements. Pailet’s direction takes a small space and together with Ms. Shields creates something so unique with the simplest of props.”
- Time Square Chronicles, Suzanna Bowling (Who's Your Baghdaddy?, Actor's Temple)