Tappy the Elf!
A holiday showcase you won’t want to miss. Tappy the Elf and all your favorite characters are back for this heartwarming showcase playing at various locations in Phoenix for December. Get ready to enjoy the musical sounds of Christmas. A show that is fun for all ages. Tappy Holidays!
Tappy the Elf | Holiday Showcase
Sat Dec 3rd 4:30-5:00 Tempe Marketplace Main Stage
Sun Dec 4th 5:00-6:00 Desert Ridge Marketplace Main Stage
Sadly all good things come to an end. TapSide story has ended. Our last showing in Detroit was a huge success. We look forward to bringing you a new production already in the works for spring of 2023.
Tap Side Story at Berman Performing Arts
Inspired by the musical West Side Story, Tap Side Story tells the tale of two rival tap gangs both vying for the title of who does it best. On one side we have The Counts staking their claim with the tried and true method of counting, and The Scats with full certainty that scatting is the way to go. What will happen? Who will win this turf battle between these talented group of tappers? Buy your tickets soon to find out!
The Berman Center for Performing Arts
2 Shows | Sat October 29th & Sunday October 30th, 2022
This story was inspired by two of the primary methods used by tap dancers to interpret rhythms, counting and scatting.
We are transported to the town of TapSide where two much different gangs of rhythm, THE COUNTS and THE SCATS each feel like their way of interpreting tap steps is the correct way. When an opportunity to perform in a new tap show presents itself, the Counts and the Scats find themselves in a position where they must figure out how to work together.
Foes becoming friends. Collaborations that once seemed absurd are suddenly working. How can that be? Scats were scats and counts were counts…but, will they be able to help one another in some way? Will they discover that their common passion and love of tap, despite their differences, is the same?
Producer & Director
Suzy Guarino-Hall (Anda One)
Kelsey Young (A-A)
Jeffrey Bird (One-An-Two)
Tyler Russell (Two-E-Anda)
Rachel LiPuma (Seven)
Chrissy Jones (Three-Anda-Four)
Brendan Kellam (Gada Boom)
Emma Matthies (Bagaka)
Charlie DuHadway (Shloomp)
Ian Dodd (Diddley Bop)
Sarah Boice (Shooby Do Wop)
Adi Beeler (Scoo Da’Dip)
Kiana Guarino (Bop Zip Bam)
Detroit Cast TBA
Featuring dancers ages 8-adult from across the country
Are You Team Counts or Team Scats?
“You truly cannot express with words the entertainment that Tap 24.7 shows deliver. The music, the showmanship, the revelry…they all come together to bring you this wildly engaging production that will leave you dancing in your seat. The level of talent of these dancers is incredible”-Aimee Bar-Am
“I was blown away by how much I loved this show. I was not sure what to expect. My daughter purchased tickets so I could see my granddaughter perform as part of the troupe, and I was so pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying every single routine, with and without my granddaughter. I am so proud to know she is part of such a talented cast and can’t wait to see future productions.”– Howard J. Flisser
“Fun for all ages! My wife wanted to see the show so we brought our 3 young children- aged 2-6. The kids loved watching all the performers and we enjoyed the accompanying soundtrack. Who knew tap dancers could tap to everything from Billy Joel to Billie Eilish. Go see this show!”-Antonio Vigil
Tap 24.7 Shows
For over decade Tap 24.7 has been producing original shows, combining unique storylines to the powerful rhythm of tap.