The curtain is ready to rise on Our Fabulous Variety Show’s (OFVS) TAP: An Evening of Rhythm – when the ever-evolving East End-based troupe of dedicated thespians’ 21st production will pay homage to the history and art of tap dance. TAP was created by Anita Boyer, who co-founded OFVS with Kasia Klimiuk, in April 2015 as a JDT Lab at Guild Hall. It was such a success the theatrical experience has been presented at the Southampton Cultural Center and the Avram Theater at Stony Brook Southampton, and will now return to Guild Hall.
“The fourth annual production of TAP: An Evening of Rhythm will be back at Guild Hall featuring professional tap dancers, Aaron Tolson and Anita Boyer with Tolson’s tap dance company, Speaking in Taps, as well as the dancehampton Tap Army and OFVS dancers,” noted Boyer and Klimiuk. “The show aims to introduce people to the incredible world of tap from its historical roots to its many offshoots in the hopes to continue to spread the love and appreciation of this wonderful artistic dance style.”
This iteration will include a very special number that commemorates local veterans and service members.
“The show will also feature a special armed forces tribute dance honoring the great sacrifices of the veterans in our families and within our community,” the duo noted. “OFVS is offering complimentary tickets to all veterans who wish to attend the show!”
On the final day of TAP: An Evening of Rhythm, OFVS will also present its Vaudeville Cabaret. The Sunday, May 6 performance will bring together some of everyone’s favorite OFVS stars for an unforgettable musical affair.
“The fabulous drag queen divas – RaffaShow (Danny Ximo), Naomi (Robert Kohnken), and Rusty Nails (John Messina) – are back for a one-night only cabaret featuring musical performances to Dreamgirls, Sister Act and more!” Boyer and Klimiuk shared. “The show will also feature the OFVS Improv Crew, musicians and singers, as well as the dancehampton company dancers, for an entertaining evening of variety.”
TAP: An Evening of Rhythm will take place on Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m., while Vaudeville Cabaret can be seen on Sunday, May 6 at 6 p.m.
Tickets range from $20 to $55.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. For more information, call 631-507-4603 or visit ourfabulousvarietyshow.org.