Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

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Date & Time: Monday, January 28, 2019
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Adult, Elders
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Alternatives Whitin Mill Complex: GB and Lexi Singh Performance Center
60 Douglas Road
60 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Description: Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 PM
Monday, January 28 at 7:00 PM
(Callbacks, if necessary, Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 PM)
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Directed by Matthew J. Carr
Choreography by Denise Day
Production Dates: May 10, 11, 17, 18, 19 at the Singh Performance Center
Roles: 1 woman (Lily) - "attractive, slim, well-coiffed and well, if conservatively, dressed - looking several years younger than her actual seventy-two."
1 man (Michael) - "an attractive man of forty-five trying to look thirty-five."
Reading Copy of Script: Request by email to
Preparation: Acting auditions will consist of prepared readings from the play. (Sides will be forwarded to you upon registration.) If you wish to prepare a monologue in advance, choose a brief piece (2 min max) from the play. Dance auditions will consist of some basic ballroom dance steps. Actors should be comfortable with stage movement. Familiarity with ballroom dance is a plus, but not necessary. Wear comfortable clothing.
Synopsis: This extremely popular two-character comedy/drama has enjoyed tremendous success both nationally and internationally since it premiered with Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce.
Lily, an aging but formidable retiree, hires Michael, an acerbic dance instructor, to give her dance lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Antagonism between a gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot, and cha-cha while sharing barbs and intimacies along with the dance steps. During the sixth lesson, Lily reveals a closely guarded secret -- she is terminally ill -- and Michael shares his greatest gifts -- loyalty and compassion. As Michael takes Lily in his arms on their final meeting, they both transcend fear and mortality while the sun sets on their last dance.
Press: "A wonderful combination of comedy and bittersweet drama" - UPI
Questions: Email to or call 508-296-0797.
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Phone: 508-296-0797
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Created: January 23, 2019 at 2:45 PM

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