Staged Reading of "Giant Steps: An Urbean Musical"

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Giant Steps: An Urbean Musical

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Event Title:Staged Reading of "Giant Steps: An Urbean Musical" (More Information)
Event Description:

Giant Steps: An Urbean Musical with music and lyrics by newcomer Michael Dexter and book by Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominated Eric H. Weinberger, is a contemporary twist on the classic fairytale “Jack and the Beanstalk” that will delight young and old, alike.

Set in the inner city of a major American metropolis, Giant Steps follows the story of J Johnson, a 15-year-old boy, who lives with his widowed mother in a tenement basement apartment. J escapes the dreariness and sadness of his reality through comic books and fantasizes about becoming a superhero. A chance encounter with a street vendor leaves J with magical beans that will forever change his fate. With music that ranges from gospel to calypso, Giant Steps will climb off the vine and into your heart.

Directed by Broadway star Billy Porter, _Giant Step_s will be presented as a staged reading at the Department of Theatre and Dance’s B. Iden Payne Theatre on June 29 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

The performance is approximately one hour and 45 minutes. The
musical includes limited adult language and content.

Date and Time:Jun. 29 | 7:00 PM
Contact:Theatre and Dance Info Line
theatreanddance@utexas.edu
512-471-5793
Admission:Free Admission
Location:B. Iden Payne Theatre (WIN Building) Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Department of Theatre & Dance