This is a warm and poignant comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl, tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some tap dancing skills for an upcoming recital. During their weekly classes, Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but lovable crew. Secrets tumble out, conflicts arise, friendships grow, and everyone is changed.
Through their classes, they come to realize it’s not about success or failure; it’s about having the courage and going the distance.
Tickets are $24 and $26 for adults and $17 and $19 for students of any age, with a $2 discount for seniors on the Sunday matinees.
Fridays | March 17, 24 & 31 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays | March 18, 25 & April 1 | 7:30 p.m.
Sundays | March 19, 26 & April 2 | 2 p.m.
- Charlotte Kodner, of Apple Valley, plays Mavis;
- Heidi Hansen, of Hudson, plays the very proper Vera;
- Sheila Pelzel, of Hudson, plays the larger than life Rose;
- Jennifer Jacober, of Cottage Grove, plays bubbly Sylvia;
- Tricia Cook of Woodbury plays timid Andy;
- Samantha Hedden, of Ham Lake, plays caring and sweet Lynne;
- Carole Conama, of St. Paul, plays anxious Dorothy;
- Gina Hamilton, of St. Paul, plays confident Maxine; and
- Jake Jager, of Minneapolis, plays shy Geoffrey.
- Ruth Ashwood, of Hudson, is cast as grumpy Mrs. Frasier, who accompanies lessons on the piano.
About the Director/Choreographer:
Doug Dally has worked at many theaters throughout his career, including Lakeshore Players, St. Croix Festival Theatre, Applause Community Theater, and The Play’s the Thing Productions. His most recent directing credits include Day One at Lakeshore Players Theatre and remounted for the MACT Fast Festival in Pipestone, Minn.; and he choreographed Peter Pan for The Play’s the Thing.