A warm and wondrous journey through Christmas, Chanukah, & the Winter Season…with all live music!
If you’re tired of the same old Holiday entertainment, Chicago Tap Theatre has a show for you! Come see why hundreds of Chicago families have made Tidings of Tap! their new holiday tradition. Featuring rhythm and whimsy-filled interpretations of your favorite Christmas, Chanukah and Winter songs, this is a fun yet sophisticated, family-friendly evening that you’ll be talking about all year!
We are excited to premiere Tidings of Tap at a new venue this season, the lovely 900 seat North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Along with the new venue comes a refresh for the show, but don’t worry, we’ll keep audience favorites like Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah and Skating!
Click HERE to learn about a Tidings of Tap performance opportunity and intensive for students ages 10-18!
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Tidings of Tap’s numbers are not only precisely danced, but well thought-out: the music provides a delightful underscore to the steps, except during exciting bits like the aforementioned “Carol of the Bells” and Yonally’s exceptional solo. As an ensemble, CTT is tight – as a result of their clear familiarity with one another’s moves and styles, their sound is perfect with nary a stray toe-heel. And CTT dancers aren’t just in the floor, they practically make love to it: so clear is their marriage of metal tap to wood plank.
– Lauren Whalen, Chicago Theater Beat
Never preachy and rarely predictable, “Tidings of Tap!” doesn’t provide the sentimental glow of self-approval that so many other holiday shows do. Nor does it trash the season or the human race for enjoying it. Instead it takes us on a mashed-up tour of holiday clichés, borne on the easy, breezy wings of tap-dancing.
-Laura Molzahn, SeeChicagoDance