Tap Dogs — described by a Chicago Tribune critic as "exciting, athletically feisty, fun-loving and often hilarious" — is coming back to Penn State. Eleven years after last appearing at the Center for the Performing Arts, the dance-theater production returns with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Eisenhower Auditorium.
Tap Dogs appeals to audiences of most ages and both genders, but it's particularly popular among women and makes a great ladies-night-out destination.
Tickets are still available for the Dec. 6 presentation.
Groups of 15 or more save 20 percent on tickets to Tap Dogs.
"It's two shows in one," writes a reviewer for The New York Times. "It revels in both choreographed athleticism and the idealized masculine form."
Winner of 11 international awards, Tap Dogs premiered at the Sydney Theatre Festival, moved on to London and New York City, and has been a crowd-pleaser across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Olivier Award-winning choreographer Dein Perry created the tap show, with a construction site set by designer-director Nigel Triffit and a driving score by composer Andrew Wilkie.
Want to know what the show looks and sounds like? Watch video highlights.
Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders.
Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring Tap Dogs cast member Donovan Helma, takes place in Eisenhower one hour before the show and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints seating is available on a first-arrival basis.