Molly has choreographed for a variety of theaters, troupes, and schools in LA and NYC. Her work for the Troubadour Theater Company earned her LA Ovation Award nominations in 2011 and 2012. She won a 2012 Back Stage Garland Award, and received a Broadway World LA nomination for her choreography of, A Christmas West Side Story. She was awarded the 2013 and 2014 Broadway World San Francisco Award for Best Choreography for her work with the Transcendence Theatre Company.
Other choreography has been seen at venues like Cicada Club, NBC Universal, Meadowlands Stadium, The Getty Villa, Viva Las Vegas, La Mirada Performing Arts Center, Jack London State Park, Cipriani Wall Street, The Waldorf Astoria, Pigalle Club-London, Intrepid Air & Space Museum, and on Holland America Cruises and Crystal Cruises. Creating choreography for Musical Theater and Corporate Entertainment Acts are her strengths, with TAP being her number one love!
-photo by Chelsea Sutton
Under the inspired tutelage of musical director Eric Heinly and choreographer Molly Booth, both company veterans, the musical numbers are stellar...
-F. Kathleen Foley, L.A. Times
Surprisingly, much of the zesty flavor of West Side Story shines through, thanks to choreographer Molly Alvarez's dazzling reimagining of Jerome Robbins' original choreography and the cast's singing and dancing prowess. The spoof sensibility occasionally fades to the background as the performers strut their stuff in showstopping production numbers.
-Les Spindle of Back Stage
Molly Alvarez distills Jerome Robbin’s singular choreography down to its most iconic moments, which she then expertly re-deploys as both homage and send-up.
-Trevor Thomas of EdgeLosAngeles.com
Choreographed by Molly Alvarez, the colorful, lively musical numbers are highlights of a show that expertly exploits the Troubies’ specialties: commedia dell’arte horseplay, acrobatic physicality, and the ability to mine the smallest detail for comic paydirt.
-Orange County Register
Molly Alvarez is responsible for the dynamite choreography. Fun, fun, fun and more funny adult humor that you should not miss!
Choreographer Molly Alvarez pays serious tribute to Jerome Robbins in this dance heavy musical, featuring dancers that could easily appear in a production of the Bernstein/Sondheim classic on any legit stage. And that makes all the difference.
-Ellen Dostal of Musicals in LA
Just a few of the many show highlights include all of the dance numbers choreographed by Molly Alvarez...
-Candyce Columbus of LA Theater Examiner
With The First Jo-el, Director Matt Walker and Choreographer Molly Alvarez have done a masterful job of transforming the music of Billy Joel into a good-spirited and surprisingly affirmative Christmas story. Along with the uniformly excellent cast, they have found just the right balance between reverence and irreverence, chaos and coherence.
...she whips up the entire stew with endearing choreography: It will prove to be the most delightful aspect that will keep your guests wanting more.
-Tony Frankel of Stage & Cinema
It’s a tall order trying to top last year’s wildly successful A Christmas West Side Story, which featured unparalleled production numbers (choreographed by Molly Alvarez, who also provides the great dance moves in Rudolph).
-Ellen Dostal of Musicals in LA
Choreographer Molly Alvarez pays tribute to Robbins in astonishingly ingenious ways.