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WASHINGTON D.C.

AFRICAN AMERICAN TAP DANCERS

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Knock On Wood Tap Studio
6925 Willow St NW
Washington DC 20012

Sign In: 11AM | Start: 1130AM

AFTER MIDNIGHT is a celebration of Harlem’s Cotton Club where legendary performers including Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Fletcher Henderson, Billie Holliday and Ethel Waters performed during the venue’s 1930s and 1940s heydays. A 2014 Tony nominee for Best Musical, After Midnight comes to the beautiful Norwegian Escape directly from Broadway including the spectacular Tony nominated costumes, designed by famed Cuban-American duo Ruben and Isabel Toledo, as well as the original Tony nominated sound and lighting designs. Warren Carlyle’s Tony award winning choreography includes references to famous African American performers such as the Nicholas Brothers as well as contemporary hip hop moves – all underscored by a live 8 piece band. Originally conceived by Jack Viertel and Wynton Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, After Midnight is a ravishing tribute to African American art and the performance culture of the Harlem Renaissance. Cast members in After Midnight may also have roles in Soulful Hit Parade. A preview of the production can be found at WATCH VIDEO

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE AND FEMALE TAP DANCERS

TAP SISTER

18 to 35, 5’2 – 5’9 female tap dancer, must have excellent tap skills, sing the solo “Raisin’ the Rent”, and possess excellent Jazz/Broadway technique. Must be able to partner well and have a strong sense of balance and ballet technique. Played on Broadway by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. [Lead]
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TAP BROTHERS

18 to 35, 5’9 – 6’2 male tap dancers, must have excellent tap skills (musical theatre and hoofing), sing the solo “Happy as the Day is Long” and possess excellent Jazz/Broadway technique. These tappers are loosely based on the Nicholas Brothers. Should be able to partner well and have a strong sense of balance and ballet technique. [Lead]
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