SHARE THE WARMTH
Sleep Experts’ 6th annual November Share the Warmth Blanket Drive is their largest community event of the year -- last year they collected more than 3,000 blankets for The Family Place. The drive also benefits Safe Haven of Tarrant County, New Beginning Center with support from Jason Witten’s SCORE Foundation.
If you want to make a donation, Sleep Experts will be collection blankets through Thanksgiving. Simply drop off new and gently used blankets at any Sleep Experts 34 locations and bring comfort to families affected by domestic violence. For more information visit www.sleepexperts.com
TAP DOGS is taking the world by storm, having performed in 330 cities worldwide with 12 million seats sold. Created by two-time Olivier® Award-winning choreographer DEIN PERRY, with a construction site set by eclectic designer/director NIGEL TRIFFITT and a driving score by composer ANDREW WILKIE, TAP DOGS, a rocking theatrical entertainment – part theatre, part dance, part rock concert, is a rough, tough and rocking reinvention of tap.
The international sensation is now back and ready to leave dents on stages across North America. TAP DOGS will be at The Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm Street in Dallas, for three performances only from November 13 to November 14, 2009, with performances at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. Tickets are priced from $20-$49, available at The Box Office, 542 Preston Royal Shopping Center, and area Ticketmaster outlets including The Majestic Theatre Box Office (Mon.-Fri. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); by calling Ticketmaster at 214-631-ARTS(2787) or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.liveatthemajestic.com or www.tapdogs.com.
Australian DEIN PERRY, creator and choreographer of TAP DOGS, has come a long way from the make-shift dance school in Newcastle, a steel town north of Sydney, where, as young boys, he and the future dogs learned how to tap. At the age of 17, with no opportunities in sight for a dancing career, he earned his union papers and worked as an industrial machinist for six years. He then moved to Sydney where he tried to break into show business. Small chorus parts in Broadway-style musicals led to Dein’s big break when he was cast in the long-running Sydney production of 42nd Street. When it closed, Dein decided to create a contemporary show around the themes of his industrial experience with his Newcastle tap dancing mates.
With a small government grant, Dein contacted his old friends, who had also taken up various “real” jobs by this time, and formed Tap Brothers, an early incarnation of TAP DOGS. From this, Dein was offered the chance to choreograph the West End musical, Hot Shoe Shuffle, which brought the group to London and earned Dein his Olivier Award in 1995. A subsequent offer from the Sydney Theatre Company led to the collaboration with designer and director NIGEL TRIFFITT; which resulted in the creation of TAP DOGS.
TAP DOGS was the instant hit of the Sydney Theatre Festival, where it had its world premiere in January 1995, and caused an equal sensation at the Edinburgh Festival later that year. TAP DOGS then played to standing room only at London’s Sadler’s Wells, return tours of Australia, and a second West End engagement.
TAP DOGS made their North American debut at Montreal’s “Just For Laughs” festival in August 1996. The show then played to critical acclaim on a limited North American tour prior to an engagement in New York City, where Dein Perry earned a 1997 Drama Desk nomination for “Best Choreography” and the show received a 1997 Obie Award. Tap Dogs went on to be immortalized in the movie Bootmen, directed by Dein Perry and inspired by his Tap Dog experiences. Since its debut, TAP DOGS has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, Australia, the Far East and South Africa.
BEAUTY WORKOUT HOLIDAY BOOTCAMP
When: Nov. 19 – 3 and 5 p.m. (Boot Camps last two hours each)
Where: The Spa at the Crescent, Dallas
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