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CRAZY FOR YOU
Gateway Theatre

  • Jessie Award Winner - Significant Artistic Achievement in Choreography
  • Ovation Award Winner - Outstanding Choreography
  • Ovation Award Winner - Outstanding Professional Production
  • Ovation Award Winner - Outstanding Tap Dancing
CRAZY FOR YOU
CRAZY FOR YOU

I GOT RHYTHM, the showstopper that brings the curtain down on Act One, may be the best musical eight minutes you’ll have experienced in a local theatre in this year of excellent musicals
JERRY WASSERMAN, The Province

Julie Tomaino’s choreography is wonderfully complex and challenging – I’ve never seen one-legged wing steps before – and I’ll be dammed if they don’t pull it off
COLIN THOMAS, Georgia Straight

While the entire cast proves they can dance to Tomaino’s sometimes breathtakingly complicated choreography, it is the Zangler girls that are so good you would swear they had just stepped off a real Broadway Follies stage
MARK ROBINS, Vancouver Presents

Choreographer Julie Tomaino’s talent shines through, as she takes a strong cast through the paces of demanding tap dance routines
MATTHEW HOEKSTRA, Richmond Review

HAIRSPRAY
Theatre Under The Stars

  • Ovation Award Winner - Outstanding Choreography
  • Ovation Award Winner - Outstanding Production, Large Theatre
HAIRSPRAY
HAIRSPRAY

The real star of this show is choreographer Julie Tomaino, who has created some of the most intricate dance numbers that you will see on stage this year
Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents

The wit in Julie Tomaino's choreography will crack you up!
Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

Hairspray - better than the movie
Erika Thorkelson, Vancouver Sun

Every production number seems to trump the next.. super-smart choreography by Julie Tomaino
Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays

MARY POPPINS
Western Canada Theare/Persephone Theatre

MARY POPPINS
MARY POPPINS

Massively influential is choreographer Julie Tomaino, who has created an amazing world of motion for the show
Cam Fuller, Saskatoon Starphoenix

Choreographer Julie Tomaino, did an amazing job. All of the dance numbers were elaborate and exciting
Annie Slizak, The Omega

The man beside me sounded like he was tap dancing along with the chimney sweeps, when he wasn't accompanying his applause with loud shouts of praise
Dale Bass, Kamloops This Week

SHREK: THE MUSICAL
Theatre Under The Stars

SHREK: THE MUSICAL

The group numbers are great fun and choreography by Julie Tomaino is athletic and witty
DAVID C. JONES, Out TV

Choreography by Julie Tomaino is exuberant!
JAY CATTERSON, The Charlebois Post

Collectively the ensemble is simply the best thing to hit a Vancouver stage in some time
MARK ROBINS, Vancouver Presents

THE GIRL IN THE FRAME
Intimate Theatre

THE GIRL IN THE FRAME

Casting for this show is spot on – I heartily recommend it
Live Vancouver

Tomaino was able to play up the actors strengths, showcasing the things that make them special
ABBEY LEE DUTTON, Industry Dance Magazine

This production is a lot of fun, and is well-sung with a sexy and likeable cast
DAVID C. JONES, The Charlebois Post

Under the direction of Julie Tomaino, the talent and commitment of the quartet is evident
JO LEDINGHAM, On The Scene

THAT MAN
A Dance Video

  • WINNER – Dance Magazine’s Editors Choice Award
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Movies By Movers Film Festival
THAT MAN

In a style that feels like FOSSE’S Rich Man’s Frug meets SUSAN STROMAN’S Simply Irresistible from Contact, Julie Tomaino’s THAT MAN is a film to watch
JENNY DALZELL, Dance Magazine

ON THE TOWN
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

ON THE TOWN
ON THE TOWN

The show is a technical tour de force with knock-out performances and spot-on choreography
DAVID WILCOX, The Citizen

The show is propelled by muscular dance by a dynamic ensemble
LEN FONTE, The Post Standard

Every visual element of this show creates a feast of nostalgia in the best sense… don’t miss the splendid production
BARBARA ADAMS, Ithaca Times

Bravo to the creative artistic team, the end result was breathtaking
NATASHA ASHLEY, NY Theatre Guide

CABARET
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

  • S.A.L.T. Award WIN – Best Choreography
CABARET

Cabaret offers an impressive experience. Dazzling choreography and impeccable direction teamed up with a stellar cast.
JOSH AUSTIN, Broadway World

A show studded with dazzling numbers
BARBARA ADAMS, Ithaca Times

Stunning, edgy, frenetic, significant, and powerful
TONY CURULLA, The Post-Standard

A must-see, wildly fun, and plentiful dirty musical monster
DAVID WILCOX, The Citizen