Hilarity, Hijinks and Tap Dancing in TAP’s ‘La La Lucille’

Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is presenting La La Lucille, George Gershwin’s first full musical, now through Sept. 1. This production marks the 100th anniversary of the show’s Broadway premiere on May 26, 1919. It ran for 104 performances. 

La La Lucille is a tuneful, three-act romp through a standard musical-comedy plot involving an inheritance, disguises and a resolution that leads to a happy ending. Hilarity, hijinks and tap dancing ensue. Although many of the original songs have been lost, TAP’s Co-Artistic Director James Valcq has restored and recreated the show’s music.

Tickets are $32 for general admission and $12 per student. Call 920.743.1760 or visit to purchase tickets. 

In other TAP news, the board of directors has unanimously approved the nomination of Dianne Beyer of Sturgeon Bay to a three-year term.

She is a former regional VP for Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan and a former regional director for Community Care. 

“Dianne’s expertise in program development and her love for connecting people will be terrific attributes for TAP,” said board member Shirley Weese Young. “She is articulate, warm, open and full of energy.”

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