Set in the inner city of a major American metropolis, Giant Steps follows the story of J Johnson, a 15-year-old boy who lives with his widowed mother in a tenement basement apartment. J escapes the dreariness and sadness of his reality through comic books and fantasizes about becoming a superhero. A chance encounter with a street vendor leaves J with magical beans that will forever change his fate.
With music that ranges from gospel to calypso, Giant Steps will climb off the vine and into your heart.
This Broadway-bound musical is being developed at The University of Texas at Austin in conjunction with the Texas Musical Theatre Workshop.
B. Iden Payne Theatre
300 E. 23rd St.
Austin, TX 78712
Free to the general public
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