Jillian Petrie
Choreographer.Singer.Instructor.

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BROADWAY WORLD:
BWW Reviews: Growing Stage's RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
"But this production takes the wonderful story to a new level with so much dancing choreographed by Jillian Petrie..."

By Gregory G. Allen

BROADWAY WORLD:
Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Dec 15
Hey everyone, check it out! Jillian is featured in Broadway World's "Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics" with some fellow cast members of RUDOLPH! 

By BWW News Desk

EXAMINER:

Review: 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' family fun at The Growing Stage (Photos)
"Outstanding choreography by Jillian Petrie."


By Rick Busciglio


BROADWAY WORLD:

PETER PAN Plays The Growing Stage, 9/21-10/14

By BWW News Desk

EXAMINER:
"Review: Growing Stage's excellent 'Peter Pan-the Musical'"

By Rick Busciglio
MORRIS BEATS:
Growing Stage brings beloved version of “Rudolph” to life
"The dancing and ensemble numbers were very entertaining and the show itself is just a feel-good holiday feast for young theater lovers."

"The choreography of Jillian Petrie is very good and makes great use of the stage."

"Jillian Petrie does a good job as Mrs. Donner, mother of Rudolph, who worries so about her boy."

By Janine M. Torsiello

BROADWAY WORLD:
PETER PAN Plays The Growing Stage, 9/21-10/14

By BWW News Desk

EXAMINER:
"Review: Growing Stage's excellent 'Peter Pan-the Musical'"

By Rick Busciglio

THE STAR-LEDGER:
"Tony Awards 2012: The Jersey Tonys"
SEUSSICAL was awarded the Jersey Tony Award for BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL! Jillian was co-director & choreographer on this production, & could not be more elated & proud of this talented (not to mention good lookin’) cast & crew! 

By Peter Filichia/For The Star-Ledger
 



EXAMINER:
"Great family fun at the Growing Stage Company"
"The fun, energetic choreography is by Jillian Petrie."
 
By Rick Busciglio



THE STAR-LEDGER:
"Better than Broadway: 'Seussical' in Netcong"

"It’s marvelous music to dance to, which spurred Jillian Petrie to provide
excellent choreography. What she’s demanded of her cast isn’t easy. There are many quirky arm and leg motions to remember, yet the well-rehearsed troops recall every one of them."

By Peter Filichia/For The Star-Ledger 



MORRIS BEATS:
"The Growing Stage puts on a delightful and fanciful 'Suessical'
"The choreography was joyous, fun and made great use of the whole stage, under the direction of Jillian Petrie, who was co-director of the production..."

By Janine M. Torsiello



EXAMINER:
"Review: 'Seussical' at The Growing Stage-fun for the whole family"

By Rick Busciglio



BROADWAY WORLD:

"The Growing Stage Presents SEUSSICAL, 3/9-4/1"

By
BWW News Desk



WILEY & THE HAIRY MAN:
"'Wiley and the Hairy Man' is a Great Way to Introduce Children to Theater"

By Janine M. Torsiello




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PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS & PROJECTS


THE PRICE OF ILLUSION
Jillian will be staring in this world-premiere play, portraying the role of Nicole.
Written by NY Playwright Wayne Thorpe.
JAM Theatre Co. 
Investors Bank Theater
Runs June 21st-June 29th
 

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
Choreographer. Dancer. 
Light Opera Company of New Jersey 
December 13 & 14, 5PM & 7PM
lightoperaofnewjersey.org (973)-219-3106

THE SECRET LIFE OF HUBIE HARTZEL
[Regional Theatre] 2014
The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey
The winner of the 2013 New Play-Reading Festival, this
will be a world-premiere production. Original book and script adaptation by Susan Rowan Masters. 
 
Actress. Shelly Hoff.

SUMMER 2013 SHOWCASE

The Joyce's DANY Studios, NYC
Choreographer. Dancer.

*Jillian is excited to announce she will be portraying the role of a 
Broadway Actor on the hit NBC show SMASH this season! 


Pinkalicious The Musical

Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Music by John Gregor
Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
April 12 – May 12, 2013
Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 4:00 PM

INTO THE WOODS

Choreographer.
April 2013 

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
Choreographer.
A Full Length Musical Production.
April 2013, Friday & Saturday 

The Secret Life of Hubie Hartzel 
New Play-Reading Festival. 
Jillian will be reading the role of Lana Slomonsky, the young and pretty art teacher who Hubie has a crush on, in "The Secret Life of Hubie Hartzel."
Original book and script adaptation by Susan Rowan Masters. More Information.
Sunday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. 2013

JUNGAL BOOK 
Choreographer. 
Adapted by Edward Mast
Based on the Mowgli stories of Rudyard Kipling
March 8 – 17, 2013
PIPPIN
Choreographer.
Touring Competition Dance.
Multiple performances throughout Spring 2013
Back Stage Performing Arts on April 6, 2013


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Choreographer. Mrs. Donner (Rudolph's Mother.)

A Musical Stage Adaptation of the Classic 1964 Television Special.
Words and Music by Johnny Marks
Stage Adaptation by Robert Penola            

November 23 – December 23, 2012

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 4:00 PM

PETER PAN
Choreographer.
A full length production of J.M. Barrie’s much loved adventure story of a boy who just won't grow up. Meet all of the exciting characters in this professional production of Peter Pan! Performances run 
September 22 – October 14, 2012, Fridays at 7:30PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 4:00PM.
Jillian is currently choreographing the musical; PETER PAN. This adaptation, as seen in London's West End, has Book, Music and Lyrics by Piers Chater-Robinson. Based on the novel by J.M. Barrie, it is full of show stopping dance numbers lead by a cast of Equity actors and professional dancers.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Piers Chater-Robinson
Based on the novel by J. M. Barrie

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
Co-director & Choreographer.
With over 30 Seussified musical numbers, this production is full of exciting DANCE & non-stop movement choreographed by Jillian Petrie!

Now one of the most performed shows in America, “Seussical” is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (“Ragtime,” “Once On This Island”) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters!

March 9 – April 1, 2012
Fridays at 7:30pm Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00pm
Tickets: $18/Adult  $14/Child or Senior

For more information please visit www.growingstage.com! 

THE WIZARD OF WONDERLAND
Choreographer.
A Full Length Musical Production. 
July 20th-21st Friday & Saturday

WILEY & THE HAIRY MAN
Choreographer.
Jillian's choreography can be seen in this wonderful family friendly production at The Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong, New Jersey. For more information please visit www.growingstage.com! 


GUYS & DOLLS 
Choreographer.
A Full Length Musical Production.
April 20th-21st Friday & Saturday 


NEWSIES
Choreographer.
Touring Competition Dance.
Multiple performances throughout Spring 2012


DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, & A FLY
Choreographer.
This world première musical captures all of the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books.
She is currently choreographing the New Jersey première musical; DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, & A FLY. Book, Music, & Lyrics by Joan Cushing. This is an exclusive adaptation of Doreen Cronin's three books which were beautifully illustrated by the artist Harry Bliss.
April 27 – May 20, 2012
Also available to schools as a Main Stage Matinee!
Fridays at 7:30pm Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00pm
Tickets: $18/Adult $14/Child or Senior







Want to stay up to date with all of Jillian's productions? 
Send an email to join her mailing list at bookjillianpetrie@gmail.com.