August 20, 2008

Sergio Trujillo Brings Home the Gold with Toronto’s Jersey Boys!

August 20th, 2008

From The Canadian Press: Toronto-raised choreographer Sergio Trujillo packed up his dancing shoes and went south nearly a decade ago for a career that saw him broke and living in his car in Los Angeles and cleaning bathrooms in a New York studio before he hit the big time.

Now, the world-renowned hotstepper – who has grooved with Michael Jackson and Paula Abdul and staged countless shows – is making what he calls a “triumphant” return this week with the Canadian debut of “Jersey Boys.”

“I feel like I’m bringing home the gold medal,” Trujillo, choreographer of the smash hit musical that’s being presented here by Dancap Productions, said in a phone interview.

“(The Four Seasons) are blue-collar kids who had a dream, and it sort of crosses all barriers and boundaries,” Trujillo said of the show that’s being staged in the same venue where he last performed in Toronto, in a production of “Fosse” in 1998.

“Every person who’s had a dream and thought long and hard to achieve it, their success is an example of that.”

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