“Stepping Out” Takes the Stage at Door County’s TAP

Stepping Out, the rollicking comedy by Richard Harris, opened a two-week run at Third Avenue Playhouse on August 11. Performances will be held August 12 – 14 and 18 – 21.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm.
Directed by Renee Kujawski, the play is about a not overly talented group of Londoners who meet for tap class – all brought together out of the desire to dance as if no one is watching. That is, until they’re invited to perform at a charity gala.

There is Mavis (Lola DeVillers), the never-quite-made-it “star” who runs the classes to make ends meet, alongside grumpy old rehearsal pianist Mrs. Fraser (Margaret Magle).

The solitary male in the class is Geoffrey (Marcel Bruyere), a widower. Class snob Vera (Carrie Counihan) hides a sinister secret, only revealed at the end. The loud, raucous Sylvia (Alix Boettcher) has a “lazy husband and lazy feet.” Rose (Michelle Reinhard) is colorful in clothes and voice. Lynne (Jessica Adams), the young trainee nurse, is an excellent dancer who bites her nail. Maxine (Pamela Johnson) is a brassy lady with stepchildren. Dorothy (Molly Kunst) has a mother at home; and, the timid Andy (Abigail Lee) has a “home secret” that lands her in the hospital, but also hopefully in the arms of Geoffrey.

Tickets for Stepping Out are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Tickets are on sale at the theater box office, open Monday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm, located at 239 N. Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay and one hour prior to performances. Tickets are also available at Dancing Bear, 13 N. Third Avenue, Java on Jefferson, corner of Fifth & Jefferson, and online at