Dance a Little Closer: Musical Info & Synopsis


Dance a Little Closer is set on New Year’s Eve in the not-so-distant future at the opulent Alpine Barclay Palace Hotel. Against the looming backdrop of a possible nuclear Armageddon, a group of guests finds themselves entangled in a web of relationships and secrets. As the clock ticks toward midnight, the characters’ lives intersect and unravel in unexpected ways. Dance a Little Closer explores themes of love, loyalty, and the human spirit in the face of impending crisis.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1983)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Drama

Setting: The Future / Austria

Creative Team

Music: Charles Strouse

Lyrics/Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1987)➝


Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1980s, DramaticLGBTQ+

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