Pinkalicious
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Pinkalicious

Marriott Theatre
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Director Choreographer
Shows like “Pinkalicious” have themes parents and youngsters can discuss and offers new perspectives on old issues, [Tanguay] said. “I think it’s a unique opportunity that only can come through live theater.”
Sheryl DeVore, Chicago Tribune
And unlike similar productions of “Pinkalicious,” this one will utilize various instruments throughout the musical. “The inclusion of the instruments has been one of the exciting challenges of the show,” explains Tanguay. “To have the chance to utilize a piano and other instruments to enhance the storytelling has been really exciting.”
Tricia Despres, Chicago Sun-Times
Amanda Tanguay

About Amanda

Amanda is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, with a double major in Theatre and Dance Performance from Indiana University. She is married to actor / product designer / founder of Dialogue, Jarrod Zimmerman. They reside on the north side of Chicago with their cat and son.

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The 87th Annual Waa-Mu Show: Manhattan Miracle

Northwestern University
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Associate Director / Choreographer Mentor
The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes

Marriott Theatre
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Director Choreographer
“This show is all about being a great leader,” Tanguay says. “And if you think about it, a room full of five- and six-year-olds — they are our future leaders. We want to bring children and parents to come together, so they can talk about things. It’s more than just entertainment. It’s a chance to learn.”
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Urinetown: The Musical

Urinetown: The Musical

Northwestern University
d.
Scott Weinstein
Choreographer
Singin' In The Rain

Singin' In The Rain

d.
William Brown
Zelda Zanders / Dance Captain
The fast-paced show opens with...a hilariously frenetic flapper girl (Amanda Tanguay, a great comic dancer)
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
Amanda Tanguay as Zelda Zanders makes even more of an impression than Rita Moreno did in the original.
Suzanne Magnuson, Splash Magazines
The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Marriott Theatre
d.
Director Choreographer
...directed and choreographed with heart and tenderness by popular Chicago actress/dancer Amanda Tanguay, and musically directed by Ellen K. Morris, the story has been updated and slightly altered...This isn’t your typical theatre for young audiences production. The Marriott’s current offering explores far more serious themes and offers considerably less action and broad comedy. The musical is far more character-driven and, as such, may not hold the attention of some very young theatergoers. However, juvenile audiences, and their adult companions, who appreciate and understand a more thoughtful and reflective story will love this production.
Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
This is a stunning production filled with memorable characters...As this production shares the stage with the main stage production of “Man Of LaMancha” there is no real set, but the smooth direction and solid cast take care of telling us the story in a way that every child (and adult) “gets it”!
Al Bresloff, Around The Town Chicago
The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago
d.
Barbara Zahora
Perdita / Choreographer
It’s A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!

It’s A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!

American Blues Theater
d.
Gwendolyn Whiteside
Mary Bailey / Choreographer
Wild Irish Rosie

Wild Irish Rosie

d.
Author

A new life on the vaudeville stage brings love and adventure. But when high society takes notice, will Rosie leave it all behind?

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Follies

Follies

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
d.
Gary Griffin
Margie / Young Carlotta
The Music Man

The Music Man

Marriott Theatre
d.
Gary Griffin
Zaneeta Shinn
In a show rich in character roles, there are triumphant turns by... Amanda Tanguay and Adrian Aguilar (as the mayor's spicy daughter and her boyfriend)
Hedy Weiss, Sun Times
As the decent local kids whom Harold helps, Adrian Aguilar and Amanda Tanguay carry the romantic subplot with goofy grace.
Scotty Zacher, Chicago Theater Blog
Adrian Aguilar as Tommy Djilas and Amanda Tanguay as Zaneeta Shinn dance up a storm, and are engaging and honest.
Paul W Thompson, Broadway World

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