If These Shoes Could Talk celebrates the history of Harlem, and opens on the funeral of a song and dance man of yesterday whose deferred dreams of being a star ended as a man who shined shoes next door to the World Famous Apollo Theatre. Beloved by his Harlem community, we meet those who mourn him most, along with his estranged son, and the surprise attendance of a colorful, elderly, charismatic, semi-spirit named, Dr. Rhythm; The death of Maxey moves his son to journey into his deepest pain, which Dr. Rhythm whole the answers.
Written for and starred the legendary Harold Nicholas from the dynamic tap duo, The Nicholas Brothers.
Book By Kevin Ramsey and Lee Summers
Music and Lyrics by Lee Summers and Kevin Ramsey
Originally Produced by Milwaukee Repertory & the Delaware Theatre Company
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