Dancing in the Wings
Debbie Allen adapts her new children’s book for the stage in this world premiere featuring some of Washington’s top young performers.
- Apr. 8 - 16, 2005
- Terrace Theater
- 1 hour
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Adapted for the stage by Debbie Allen
Since the day she was born, all Sassy has wanted to do is dance. But her too-long legs, too-large feet, and too-big mouth always seem to get in the way of her ballerina dreams. When a famous director auditions her class for an international dance festival in Washington, D.C., Sassy aims to get his attention any way she can. Though her sky-high leaps and bright, yellow leotard fail at first to win him over, Sassy keeps her heart set on dancing and her head above the rest - and with the support of her family, finally has the chance to make her mark. Written, directed, and choreographed by Emmy winner Debbie Allen, whose many sold-out Kennedy Center productions include Brothers of the Knight, Pepito's Story, and Pearl, this uplifting world premiere based on Allen's children's book will feature some of the Washington area's most gifted young performers.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.