By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by A Step Away)
The multitalented Jennifer Lopez is a superstar in every sense of the word.
Jennifer recently toured 66 cities and five continents around the world in four-five months.
Jennifer’s newest project was bigger than her usual tours it was her first world tour.
Cameras followed Jennifer Lopez and her 10 dancers for the entire tour. This was a behind-the-scenes reality-style show for everyone to see.
The audience will have a front seat to see Jennifer’s show and to experience unrehearsed scenes.
Beau Casper Smart, “A Step Away” show choreographer and dancer, explained, “You can follow the guys and girls around and walk with them on their journey traveling on a world tour.
This deals with their triumphs and struggles, ups and downs, all the different characters and personalities on the road.
There is drama, there’s fun, it all happens on camera. A lot of emotions are involved.”
Producing “A Step Away,” a television docu-series and show, was a major production. Along with Jennifer
Lopez, 10 dancers and crew, there was much more.
Beau described the procession of
“We have truckloads of stage props, costumes and equipment being transported with us.
When we were in the United States, we carried our stages around. While traveling in Europe, Asia and Australia, we used promoter stages and were at the mercy of the venue’s stage. Sometimes stairs are in the back leading up to the stage and we have to adjust to every new stage each new place.
During our technical rehearsals we had to adjust very quickly.
We didn’t have time to see Rio or any of the cities. Sometimes we could go out and enjoy a little bit, it was usually before a show. We didn’t have days off. Our days off were traveling days, I was packing and traveling to the next show. Gg to the a/pt; unpkg b show.
On the days of the show, the show is late, 9 pm, we try to go out and see the city.
We saw a little bit of China and Dubai, in fact we celebrated Thanksgiving in Dubai.”
Thanksgiving in Dubai without turkey!
Beau added, “We did have turkey. We cooked our self and had a home-style thanksgiving.
She made a statement along with the tour.
Work with Jennifer Lopez, learning experience;
She is a great artist, she knows what she is doing; she is out there, she is one of the hardest workers in the show;
Hardest worker I have ever met; it is just a pleasure working with her;
Input with choreography;
Award winning Sandy Zimmerman has been involved in producing television programs, TV commercials, and travel specials for 28 years. Sandy is a syndicated Show and Dining Reviewer, travel writer, professional photographer and talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. For information or questions about any of Sandy’s columns, contact Sandy Zimmerman at (702)-735-5974.