Jul 9, 2023
Broadway World Review- Legally Blonde KC
"Starlight’s production of LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL is directed and choreographed by Nikki Snelson, the actor who played the Brooke Wyndham character in the original Broadway company. I don’t always mention all the principal actors in a big cast, but these guys are all exceptionally top-notch. Any one of them would be excellent as the primary lead in any popular musical theater piece."
May 9, 2023
Broadway World: Carrie St. Louis, Gerald Caesar, Lissa deGuzman, and More Will Lead LEGALLY BLONDE at Kansas City Starlight
"Carrie St. Louis will star as Elle Woods in the Kansas City Starlight Production of LEGALLY BLONDE. The production will be Directed and Choreographed by Nikki Snelson, who originated the role of Brooke Wyndham in the Original Broadway production of Legally Blonde. St. Louis most recently starred in the off-Broadway hit TITANIQUE, as well as starring roles in Kinky Boots, Wicked, and Rock of Ages on Broadway."
Oct 1, 2022
Glam Adelaide Review: Legally Blonde
"Inevitably every review of Legally Blonde should start with “Omigod You Guys“…Guess what? “Omigod You Guys!” This production is a winner! Nikki Snelson has been parachuted in from afar to whip this group of graduate performers into shape. She has a string of Broadway and world-wide credits to her name as a director and choreographer, and this one will be added to the list. She has crafted a beautiful and near flawless piece of work with these graduating students from The Elder Conservatorium Music Theatre Course. Often with a student production the cracks can easily show and interrupt the flow of the piece, but Snelson is so at one with her craft that the show slides along on a beautifully and meticulously engineered path from scene to scene on a journey that leaves you hungry for the next step in the story of Elle."
Sep 22, 2022
AussieTheatre.com: Nikki Snelson returns to direct LEGALLY BLONDE at the Elder Conservatorium!
"Nikki Snelson is a director, choreographer and actress working on Broadway and beyond for the last 25 years. She received her training in Musical Theatre from Boston Conservatory. She has directed, choreographed, and taught in Argentina, Chile, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Ireland, Scotland, Paris, London and many more. She is an artist in residence at Singapore’s famed theatre school, Lasalle College of the Arts."
Apr 20, 2022
Show Report Review: Joseph
"But never is flawless more evident than in the show’s sensationally versatile choreography, collectively marshalled by Shauna Bradford, Heather Holt-Smith, Angela Mattern and Nikki Snelson. Street dance, tap, line dancing, two-step, a riotous can-can bursting through a scene of monochrome misery for Joseph's impoverished brothers... it's all here, and it's all glorious."
Feb 27, 2022
Review: Mamma Mia
"Directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Nikki Snelson, this joyfully bubbly, toe-curling production bursts with silliness, sass, heart, and oh, so much talent, with the production's assembled student cast stepping up with some amazing vocal performances that will keep you enchanted from beginning to end."
Jan 27, 2022
Broadway World: Mamma Mia
"I'm so thrilled to get the opportunity to put my spin on Mamma Mia at Vanguard University. Mamma Mia is an upbeat and invigorating musical about relationships, love, loss, and forgiveness, featuring the iconic music of global superstars ABBA! You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll dance in the aisles."
Nov 15, 2019
LA Times Review: Not So Silent Night
"Christmas is coming early this year, at least to Costa Mesa’s Vanguard University, where the holiday variety show “A Not So Silent Night” is making its sparkling world premiere.
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Nikki Snelson, “A Not So Silent Night” is a joyous amalgamation of yuletide treasures, from the sacred to the silly, with several stops in between.