The Tap Dance Kid: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Tap Dance Kid tells the story of Willie, who dreams of becoming a tap dancer. However, his aspirations face resistance from his father, who wants him to pursue a more conventional career. As Willie navigates the challenges of balancing family expectations with his passion for dance, the musical unfolds into an exploration of self-discovery and the beauty of following one’s dreams.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1983)

Cast Size: 10+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1980s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Henry Krieger

Lyrics: Robert Lorick

Book: Charles Blackwell

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1984)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1980s, Based on a Book, Child RoleJazzTap Dance

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