You can learn a lot about yourself and others in a rehearsal room. That’s what happens to a group of women and one man who are taking a weekly tap dancing class in the comical drama “Stepping Out.”
The lessons are fun and hard, but the pressure rises when the Mavis Turner Tappers are asked to perform in a charity gala and they have to really come together.
Richard Harris’ play, which was first produced in London in 1984, moved to Broadway in 1987 and became a movie starring Liza Minnelli as the dance teacher, runs tonight through Feb. 2 in the Kiwanis Studio Theatre at the Manatee Performing Arts Center.
Kelly Burnette, familiar from her performances, direction and choreography in area theaters, is staging the play, which features Chrystal Lee, Meg Newsome, Kyle Ann Lacertosa, Camille Norman, Caroline Cox, Kimberly Kalley, Daniel Perrone, Linda Roeming-Engle, Melissa Porter and Valerie Westfall.
Tickets are $26, $15 for teachers and $13 for students. For more information: 748-5875; manateeplayers.com