Full Length Musical
Time Period - Contemporary
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Nominee! 1984 Tony for Best Musical
Nominee! 1984 Best Book of a Musical
This long running Broadway musical also had a lengthy tour. It's a wonderful cornucopia of music, drama, comedy and above all, tap dancing. The story concerns a 10 year old Black kid named Willie who doesn't want to be a lawyer like his stern father; just has to dance , like his uncle, an aspiring Broadway choreographer who is very much Willie's mentor. And, dance he does!
"Stunning, warm heated new musical comedy." - Christian Science Monitor
The Tap Dance Kid premiered on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in December 1983 under the direction of Vivian Matalon.