Bust a move and shake your groove thing with the folks of SnapHappy, Ohio, as they fight the power against the dreaded “dance tax.”
You’ll be dancing in the streets with this brand new musical created just for student performers about the power of working together and following your dreams. Do You Wanna Dance? is a musical romp featuring all of your favorite songs from the past decades combined with an uplifting and inspiring story.
Singing and dancing is what draws everyone to the town of SnapHappy, Ohio, in May of 1995 to meet Mayor Pete’s new wife, Mona Lightfoot. But after she literally pulls the plug on the May Day celebration, the politics of dancing start to take the snap out of happy. Delaney, Chad, Lucas, Emma and all of the SnapHappy kids are shocked when they hear that a new “dance tax” has been levied on anyone who dances in town. While their “boogie down” parents try to cope with the new tax, all of the kids come together and take a stand.
Do You Wanna Dance? is the perfect musical for schools that are new to musical theatre. All of the hit songs are available as performance accompaniment tracks, eliminating the need for live musicians, and there are plenty of accessible lead roles and an expandable ensemble.