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The GROUP Rep presents

STEPPING OUT

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Written by Richard Harris
Directed by Stan Mazin

Set in a London adult community center, Mavis Turner holds a weekly tap class for a bevy of women.  Each week they stumble through the dance steps, and each week the women reveal their doubts, uncertainties and achievements.   The GROUP Rep brings us the season’s final play, STEPPING OUT, written by Richard Harris, and directed and choreographed by the wonderful Stan Mazin.

Mavis (Suzy London) informs the women they will be performing at a charity event.  They are all terrified, but forge ahead, and in the end conquer their fears and anxiety.  Mrs. Fraser (Irene Chapman), Lynne (Colette Rosario), Dorothy (Kathleen Taylor), Maxine (Michele Bernath), Andy (Julie Davis), Geoffrey (Michael Robb), Sylvia (Laurie Morgan), Rose (Cynthia Bryant) and Vera (Sandy Mansson) all convey their individual characters.  I particularly enjoyed Suzy London in the role of Mavis the dance teacher, who had problems of her own, and Irene Chapman as pianist Mrs. Fraser, who is both opinionated and caring.

The GROUP Rep has had a wonderful season, filled with entertaining and noteworthy performances.  Next season should prove to be just as pleasing.

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Cast:  Michele Bernath, Cynthia Bryant, Irene Chapman, Julie Davis, Suzy London, Sandy Mansson, Laurie Morgan, Michael Robb, Colette Rosario and Kathleen Taylor

Director/Choreographer:  Stan Mazin
Producer for the GROUP Rep:  Linda Alznauer
Assistant Choreographer:  Michele Bernath
Assistant Director:  Linda Alznauer
Set Design:  Chris Winfield
Lighting Design:  Johny Resendiz
Costume Design:  Emily Doyle
Sound Design:  Steve Shaw
Public Relations:  Nora Feldman
Graphic Design:  Doug Haverty/Art & Soul Design

The Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Tickets/Reservations/Information:   www.thegrouprep.com or    818.763.5990

Runs:  February 8 – March 4, 2013
Plays:  Friday and Saturday at 8pm;  Sundays at 2pm
Talk-back Sundays:  February 17th & March 3rd

Tickets:  $15 - $22 (Admission:  $22; Senior/Student:  $17;  Groups 10+: $15)
Friday Night Ladies Night – Tix ½ price for Ladies

Parking:  Ample street parking and early-bird lot parking available

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