This production was staged as part of our 2013/14 Season

Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life

Musical

"...near-perfect tribute to [Maurice Hines's] rich and rhythmic life...Seriously good." —Wendell Brock for the AJC

"Whether it's his charm, his charisma, his showmanship, or the obvious, palpable pleasure he takes just from being on a stage in front of an audience, Maurice Hines is irresistible." —Sophie Gilbert, writing about the Arena Stage production for The Washingtonian

Broadway legend and tap dancer extraordinaire Maurice Hines teams up with the unforgettable Manzari Brothers. With song and dance, Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. To help bring the history of American tap to life, Hines brings The Diva Orchestra, an all-female nine-piece big band. Get ready to laugh, smile and tap your feet to the infectious song and dance of Maurice Hines!

 

Cast

  • Performer
    Maurice last appeared at Arena Stage in Sophisticated Ladies and Guys and Dolls. Broadway credits include Eubie, Bring Back Birdie with Chita Rivera and Donald O’... read more »
  • Performer
    John has performed in renowned theaters across the nation. He was seen in the 50th Anniversary of the 35th President of the United States at the Kennedy Center,... read more »
  • Performer
    Leo previously appeared in Arena Stage’s production of Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies starring Maurice Hines at the Lincoln Theatre. He was seen in... read more »
  • Featured Dancer
    This is Leilani’s debut performance in the theatre industry. Leilani has been dancing since the age of three under the direction of Debbie Daniel Wells of The... read more »
  • Performer
    Maika is very excited to be cast in Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life, which is her debut production. She is currently a Vibe Company Member of the national dance... read more »

Creative

  • Lighting Design
    Broadway: Bonnie and Clyde, Brooklyn, Big River, Stand-Up Tragedy. The West End: Gershwin Alone. Off-Broadway: The Best Is Yet to Come, Striking 12, Blue, End of... read more »
  • Stage Manager
    Although lark has been Stage Managing here at the Alliance Theatre for more than 20 years, she has worked for many regional theatres across the United States (Cleveland... read more »
  • Choreographer
    Maurice last appeared at Arena Stage in Sophisticated Ladies and Guys and Dolls. Broadway credits include Eubie, Bring Back Birdie with Chita Rivera and Donald O’... read more »
  • Creator
    Maurice last appeared at Arena Stage in Sophisticated Ladies and Guys and Dolls. Broadway credits include Eubie, Bring Back Birdie with Chita Rivera and Donald O’... read more »
  • Projection Design
    Darrel has designed for broadcast, concerts, film, and theatre. His designs for Broadway include Green Day's American Idiot (St. James Theatre), A Night with Janis... read more »
  • Assistant Choreographer
    John has performed in renowned theaters across the nation. He was seen in the 50th Anniversary of the 35th President of the United States at the Kennedy Center,... read more »
  • Assistant Choreographer
    Leo previously appeared in Arena Stage’s production of Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies starring Maurice Hines at the Lincoln Theatre. He was seen in... read more »
  • Music Director
    Sherrie is the leader of The Diva Jazz Orchestra, FIVE PLAY, and The Diva Jazz Trio. She is also the drummer for The New York Pops and enjoys a varied career as a... read more »
  • Set Design
    Broadway credits include: Jekyll & Hyde (set and costume design), Disney's Newsies (Tony Nomination - set design), Bonnie & Clyde (set and costume design),... read more »
  • Costume Design
    Tyler has done design work for Frankie and Johnny (2007) and At Home at the Zoo (2011) at Arena Stage in Washingto, D.C., Corpus Christi at DC’s Source Theater (... read more »
  • Assistant Stage Manager
    Jayson is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre! He has had the pleasure of working on Alliance productions such as The Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark;... read more »

Director

  • Director
    Jeff is thrilled to be at the Alliance Theatre with Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life. Jeff is represented on Broadway by Disney’s Newsies, for which he... read more »

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