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Drayton Entertainments Tap Dogs coming to Playhouse in June

ST. JACOBS - The most innovative dance show ever to be staged opens at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse this June.


Tap Dogs features six male tap dancers using everything from scaffolding to metal grin­d­ers to create a non-stop dance spectacle.

“Drayton Entertainment is thrilled to give local audiences the opportunity to see such a jaw-dropping performance,” said artistic director, Alex Mustakas. “I wouldn’t be sur­prised if we see people attemp­ting to tap dance their way out of the theatre after the show.”

Tap Dogs has been per­formed in 330 cities worldwide with 12 million seats sold. Created by two-time Olivier award-winning choreographer Dein Perry, with a construction site set by eclectic designer and director Nigel Triffitt, Tap Dogs is rocking enter­tainment – part theatre, part dance, part rock concert – a rough, tough and rocking reinvention of tap.   

It was the instant hit of the Sydney Theatre Festival, where it had its world premiere in 1995, and caused an equal sen­sation at the Edinburgh Festival later that year. It then played to standing room only at Lon­don’s Sadler’s Wells, with return tours of Australia, and a second West End engagement.

Tap Dogs made its North American debut at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival in August 1996. The show played to critical acclaim on a limited North American tour prior to an engagement in New York City, where Perry earned a 1997 Drama Desk nomination for best choreography and the show received a 1997 Obie Award. Since its debut, Tap Dogs has toured extensively through North America, Eur­ope, Australia, the Far East and South Africa. 

Tap Dogs will play eight shows a week, June 2 through June 26 at St. Jacobs Country Play­house. Tickets can be or­dered by calling (519) 747-7788 or toll free at 1-888-449-4463. Visit www.stjacobs­coun­ or for more in­formation.



Vol 43 Issue 22


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