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The Tap Dance Kid Directed by Savion Glover

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September 13, 2019 through September 15, 2019

Friday and Saturday 7pm; Sunday 2pm.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center


All Ages


The Tap Dance Kid Directed by Savion Glover at New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Event description:

Tony Award winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover directs a talented cast of young performers in a revival of the hit Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid – the show that launched his brilliant career! Based on the novel Nobody’s Family Is Going to Change by Louise Fitzhugh. Glover, who is NJPAC’s Dance Advisor and a Board member, auditioned young artists for this exciting new production in the Victoria Theater. The Tap Dance Kid, which opened in 1983 and was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, marked the Newark native’s Broadway debut when he joined the company at the age of 11. Reimagined for Newark audiences, The Tap Dance Kid is the story of Willie, a determined youngster who dreams of becoming a tap dancer, but faces opposition from his father. 

Address: 1 Center St.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 800-466-5722

About New Jersey Performing Arts Center

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, by celebrating diversity, shall be America's foremost urban presenter of arts and entertainment, a creative and effective leader in arts education for children, a convener of useful and enlightening civic engagement events, and a catalyst for economic development in its home city of Newark.

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