Monday, February 2, 2015

FAMILY FRIENDLY THEATRE ON OUR RADAR: TAPMAN PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL 2015 SEASON


The Three Productions Include a 
Tap Dancing Superhero Saving the World, 
a Melding of Modern and Tap Dance With Guest Artists and a Presentation of  MADD Rhythms



Tapman Productions, a newly formed Chicago-based tap company, and Artistic Director Tristan Bruns are proud to announce an inaugural full-length season at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.  The season includes three original productions: The Adventures of Tapman (January 29 – February 8, 2015) featuring a tap dancing superhero,The Tapmen Repertory Performance (May 28 – June 7, 2015), a unique collaboration integrating tap dance and modern dance and Tapman Productions presents MADD Rhythms (September 10 – 20, 2015), a performance that showcases fellow tap dance company, MADD Rhythms. 

Tickets to The Adventures of Tapman are on sale now and can be purchased at the theatre box office, at www.athenaeumtheatre.org or by calling 773.935.6875.  Tickets to the other two productions will be on sale at a later date. For more information on Tapman Productions visit www.tapmanproductions.com.


The Adventures of Tapman
Thursday, Jan. 29 – Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Athenaeum Theatre • Studio 1 • 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

The Adventures of Tapman follows the triumphs and trials of the tenacious Tapman, Chicago’s premiere tap dancing superhero. Audiences meet his crime-fighting comrade, the Modern Marvel, as well as his arch-nemesis, the MADD Tapper, during this adventure. Inspired by Bruns’ childhood love of comic books, The Adventures of Tapman is an exciting show that the entire family can enjoy.

The Tapmen Repertory Performance
Thursday, May 28 – Sunday, June 7, 2015
Athenaeum Theatre • Studio 3 • 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Opening/Press Night: Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.

The scene for The Tapmen Repertory Performance is the Raison d’Être, a swanky cabaret with a diverse clientele. The maître d' croons several tunes of his own as he hosts an evening at the lively establishment. In this unique presentation, Bruns brings in guest artists from other Chicago dance companies to combine multiple styles of dance in one full-length performance and features additional choreography from Mike Ford and Kate O’Hanlon.

Tapman Productions Presents: MADD Rhythms
Thursday, Sept. 10- Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
Athenaeum Theatre • Studio 3 • 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Opening/Press Night: Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The final performance of Tapman Productions’ 2015 season showcases the work of MADD Rhythms, a phenomenal tap dance collective whose ‘sole’ purpose is to spread the love and joy of tap worldwide. Founder Bril Barrett, Bruns, and other company members present original choreography in their first full-length performance since 2012.


ABOUT TAPMAN PRODUCTIONS
Tapman Productions, LLC was founded by Tristan Bruns in 2012 with the goal of producing performances that highlight exciting visual elements and touches of comedy while honoring the integrity of tap dance.  Tapman Productions is also home to the Chicago-based tap dance company, The Tapmen (directed by Bruns), and offers a wide range of tap dance services not found under any one roof – TMP offers customized performances for private, industrial and charity/benefit events, workshops and master classes for students of all ages and levels, specialty tap floor rental and purchase and a tap dance/American history course designed specifically for home schoolers.


Tapman Productions, a newly formed Chicago-based tap company, and Artistic Diretcor Tristan Bruns are proud to announce an inaugural full-length season at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.  The season includes three original productions: The Adventures of Tapman (January 28 – February 8, 2015) featuring a tap dancing superhero, The Tapmen Repertory Performance (May 29 – June 7, 2015), a unique collaboration integrating tap dance and modern dance and Tapman Productions presents MADD Rhythms (September 11 – 20, 2015), a performance that showcases fellow tap dance company, MADD Rhythms. Tickets to the The Adventures of Tapman are on sale now and can be purchased at the theatre box office, at www.athenaeumtheatre.org or by calling 773.935.6875.  Tickets to the other two productions will be on sale at a later date. For more information on Tapman Productions visit www.tapmanproductions.com


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