Alberto the Dancing Alligator

Alberto the Dancing Alligator


What happens when a little girl gets a pet alligator for her birthday?! Why, she teaches him to tango, of course!

Join Alberto the Dancing Alligator as he embarks on an unforgettable adventure! Cheer on the circus rats, laugh with the joke-telling frogs, and watch Alberto escape the dangers that lurk under the city as he journeys home to his best friend and favorite dance partner.

Alberto the Dancing Alligator delighted children during sneak preview performances for schools and daycares in the Alberta Avenue neighborhood in June of 2008. The production then went on to enjoy sold out performances at the 2008 Edmonton International Fringe Festival.

This is an original musical based on the award-winning children’s story by Richard Waring. Book & lyrics are by local playwright Jan Taylor and music is by Richard Link formerly from Edmonton, now residing and working in London, England. Dramaturgy was conducted by Tracy Carroll. Over the 3 ½ year process of writing the play, many Edmonton artists have participated in its creation out of the goodness of their hearts and their love for quality children’s theatre including: Timothy J. Anderson, Christine Schultz, Mary Hulbert, Laura Raboud, David Cheoros, Jana O’Connor, Andrew MacDonald, Robert Markus, Chris Horobec, Lisa Pulak, Cyndi Zuby, Lynette Maurice and Brian Bast. Local organizations including Edmonton Musical Theatre, the Foote Theatre School at the Citadel, Theatre Alberta, and the Citadel Theatre also supported its creation.