Alice by Heart

a new musical

Book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson
Music by Duncan Sheik
Lyrics by Steven Sater
Choreographed by Rick & Jeff Kuperman
Directed by Jessie Nelson

Press Excerpts

Choreographers Rick and Jeff Kuperman deserve major props... The Kupermans’ witty, athletic choreography is the show’s raison d’être, along with Nelson and her designers’ creative use of setting…
...along with the Kupermans — [they create] a terrific Caterpillar out of the whole ensemble packed together in a line, doing creepy-crawly choreography in matching knitted arm-warmers.
Whenever the Kupermans and the actors let loose together, the show takes off...
— Sara Holdren, Vulture
For all of Alice by Heart’s other moving elements, in fact—among them the fittingly dreamy, sinuous choreography, by Rick and Jeff Kuperman…make it transcendent, a term that can still be applied only occasionally to contemporary musicals. Catch it while you can, and prepare to be devastated, and uplifted.
— Elysa Gardner, New York Stage Review
Aesthetically, Alice by Heart has stunning moments... Rick and Jeff Kuperman’s imaginative ensemble choreography, which delicately floats above reality — sometimes like a dream, sometimes a nightmare — [is] consistently thrilling to watch.
— Hayley Levitt, TheaterMania