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Tap Dance Kid, The - Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

Tap Dance Kid, The

Charles Blackwell, Henry Krieger, Robert Lorick

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Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

5m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573681691

"Stunning, warm heated new musical comedy." - Christian Science Monitor
$8.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
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Description

Full Length Musical

Dramatic Comedy

Adaptations (Literature)

Time Period - Contemporary

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

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!

REVIEWS

"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.

Characters

CASTING

5m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

WILLIE
EMMA
GINNIE
WILLIAM
DIPSEY
CAROLE
MONA
DULCIE
DADY BATES
WINSLOW
RICHIE

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Jazz, Contemporary Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

11 Piano/Conductor Scores

Synthesizer
Fender Bass
Drums
Percussion
Trumpets I & II (2 books)
Trombone I
Trombone II
French Horn
Violins (1 book)
Celli (1 book)
Harp
Reed I (Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo)
Reed II (Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn)
Reed III (Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet)
Song Samples

Overture

Another Day

Four Strikes Against Me

Class Act

They Never Hear What I Hear

Fabulous Feet

I Could Get Used to Him

Man in the Moon

Like Him

My Luck is Changing

Someday

I Remember How It Was

Tap Tap

Dance If It Makes You Happy

William's Song

Author(s)
Henry Krieger

Henry Krieger

Henry began composing for Off-Off-Broadway in his twenties. Soon, collaborations with Tom Eyen and Broadway director/producer/choreographer Michael Bennett led to a workshop production of what was originally entitled Big Dreams. After several workshops, numerous rewrites an out of town tryout in Boston, Dreamgirls came to Broadway in 1981 and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards (including Best ... view full profile

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