For a few hours each week the students of Mavis Turner take a break from the everyday grind by stepping out for tap-dancing lessons. A dance class might seem like an unusual place to learn about life, but this is a group who have much to discover about their relationships, friendships, hopes and dreams.
Their pastime takes on new significance when the class iscalled upon to display their skills at a local chaity gala.
-Often incorrectly classified as a musical, "Stepping Out" is actually a delightful comedy-drama with an excellent ensemble cast. British playwright Richard Harris has Americanized his script and added more detailed plot developments for this film version. It's suitable for the whole family, and definitely worth renting (some night when you don't feel like "Stepping Out"). Everyone is bound to have a favorite in the cast, whether it's Liza herself, veteran actress Shelley Winters, comedian Bill Irwin, or "Ally McBeal's" Jane Krakowski. All turn in hilariously touching performances -- and yes, there is a song-and-dance number at the end, for all you Liza fans! Once you've watched, you'll want everyone to see "Stepping Out"!
Writing credits (WGA)
Richard Harris (play)
Richard Harris (screenplay)
Cast (in credits order)complete, awaiting verification
Robyn Stevan .... Sylvia
Jane Krakowski .... Lynne
Bill Irwin .... Geoffrey
Ellen Greene .... Maxine
Sheila McCarthy .... Andy
Andrea Martin .... Dorothy
Julie Walters .... Vera
Carol Woods .... Rose
Liza Minnelli .... Mavis Turner
Shelley Winters .... Mrs. Fraser
Luke Reilly .... Patrick
Nora Dunn .... Pam
Eugene Robert Glazer .... Frank
Release Date:11 October 1991 (USA)
Also Known As:A scuola di ballo
Filming Locations:Toronto, Ontario, Canada