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// ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT: IN THE LOOP

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013

by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor

SONG-AND-DANCE MAN Noah Racey returns to Sarasota to charm Asolo Rep audiences for a second time. Although he’s just here to choreograph “Show Boat,” he’s sure his Sarasota ship hasn’t set sail.

“One has made me a much better the other,” Noah Racey says about choreography versus performing.

Photo by Mallory Gnaegy

A redheaded woman in her 70s bombards Noah Racey after spotting him in the lobby of Asolo Reperatory Theatre. Although they’ve never met, she gives him a big, excited hug. He’s the type of guy women want to embrace. The woman gushes about “Noah Racey’s: PULSE, The Beat of Song and Dance,” a show written, choreographed and performed by Racey, which held its world premiere at Asolo Rep in the spring. “I was sitting there just tapping my feet the whole time,” she says to him of the show. According to reviews, ticket sales and this particular fan, it was a big hit. “Well, will you come see ‘Show Boat?’” he asks her. Racey, 43, choreographed the Asolo Repertory Theatre classic musical, which opens the theater’s season Nov. 15. It’s going to be completely different than “PULSE,” he tells her. She wasn’t planning to, but he charmed her into getting a ticket and bringing four of

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