Savion Glover – ‘The Tap Dance Kid’
Tony Award winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover directs a talented cast of student performers in a revival of the hit Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid– the show that launched his brilliant career!
Book by Charles Blackwell
Music by Henry Krieger
Lyrics by Robert Lorick
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.
Set in New York City, 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. The original show featured music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Robert Lorick, book by Charles Blackwell and choreography by Danny Daniels.