TAP—The Show Comes to New Mex­ico

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TAP—The Show is an ex­trav­a­ganza that com­bines en­er­getic and pow­er­ful foot­work with homage to Broad­way show tunes and iconic tap dancers. Prior to the show, Tech Club–Club Macey, open to adults 21 and over, will of­fer a spe­cial In­ter­na­tional Ap­pe­tiz­ers and Wine Sam­ples, from 5-7:30 for $10 for mem­bers and $15 for non-mem­bers.

Said PAS Direc­tor Ronna Kal­ish, “TAP—The Show has gen­er­ated a great deal of in­ter­est... The cos­tumes are in­cred­i­ble and the mu­si­cal score is sure to have au­di­ence mem­bers tap­ping along.”

The per­for­mance fea­tures a cast of award win­ning dancers and singers who travel seam­lessly over decades of styles from the Great White Way to the big band sounds of the 1930s and 1940s, to world mu­sic and pop/rock.

Each seg­ment of the show brings to life mem­o­rable tap moments of the past, and cre­ates new moments that amaze au­di­ences. In­cluded in this ex­trav­a­ganza are re­crea- tions of Fred As­taire and Gene Kelly num­bers, Broad­way show­stop­pers, smooth-and­sul­try soft shoe, fla­menco, tribal, Ir­ish step and more.

The show ex­plores the in­ter­na­tional fam­ily tree of tap danc­ing, in­clud­ing Ir­ish, African and Span­ish tra­di­tions, as well as con­tem­po­rary ur­ban ex­pres­sions. Mu­si­cal se­lec­tions range from per­cus­sive fla­menco and tribal com­po­si­tions, to the Bea­tles and Aero­smith.

TAP is the cul­mi­na­tion of years re­search­ing the tra­di­tions of step danc­ing by writer/ direc­tor Scott Seidl, and is the lat­est con­tri­bu­tion from Matt Daven­port Pro­duc­tions in its vast reper­toire of tour­ing suc­cesses.

Spon­sors are Wells Fargo, Pepsi, AMEC, Hol­i­day Inn Ex­press and Bodega Burger Co. and Lounge.

Tick­ets are $20 for adults, $18 for se­niors, and $10 for youth 17 and un­der, and are avail­able at the NM Tech Cashier’s Of­fice (sec­ond floor of Fidel Cen­ter), Brown­bilt Shoes and Western Wear, Bur­rito Tyme Drive-up, or at the door.

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