Members of the Chicago Tap Theatre perform in their annual Tidings of Tap! performance at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, IL. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.Isaac Stauffer and Dasha Merkulova perform in the Chicago Tap Theatre's annual Tidings of Tap! performance at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, IL. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If you weren’t quite ready to shift gears into Christmas glee, “Tidings of Tap,” CTT’s annual holiday bash, made sure no one escaped without a smile, a hallmark of the tap company’s esprit.”

“Typical of CTT director Mark Yonally’s theater aesthetic, her playful quest served as a unifying element that tied the program together with the suggestion of a story, whose characters happened to define their wishes, hopes and dreams in pull-backs, para-diddles, shuffles and scuffles. That they also, by the way, provide an integral percussion component to the on-stage musical ensemble of keyboard, winds, violin, cello, bass, and vocals, is also one of CTT’s unique strengths.” -Lynn Colburn Shapiro, See Chicago Dance