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
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
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