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To Dance! the musical


"To Dance is a testimony to strong will, determination, and effort overcoming oppression and tyranny, based on the beautiful story of the early life of dancer Valery Panov. The entire twelve person ensemble performs organically under the direction of Donald Garverick."
- Angel Lam of Theatre is Easy

Production Credits

Music & Lyrics: Tibor Zonai

Book: Kyra Robinov

Director/Choreographer: Donald Garverick

Musical Director: Evan Rees


Valery Panov: Jessey Carrey Beaver

Galina Panova: Kathryn Morgan

Liya: Lyndell Higgins

Yuri: Joshua Rees Hopkins

Rachinsky: Rick Roemer

Young Velery: Andrew DiTusa

Young Yuri: John Ray

Volodya: Nick Pecoraro

Ludmilla: Hana Slevin

Mme. Sereyeva: Hannah Zimmerman

Irina: Joey Ama Dio

Clive Barnes: Markus McLain

Production Photos

Press / Reviews

"The dancing in To Dance is great... as pro as what you’d expect on Broadway."

- Everett Goldner of NY Theatre Now

"The overall direction and choreography by Donald Garverick keeps things moving consistently and coherently"

- Jerry Hochman of Critical Dance

"To Dance leaps with energy... Carrey imbues the lead character with grace and defiance, as well as a Broadway-caliber voice and superior dancing skills; Kathryn Morgan, a former member of New York City Ballet, shines as his girlfriend, Galina, dancing with great strength and artistry."

- John-Stuart Fauquet of Time Out New York

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