Broadway-style theatre features show melding tap dance, percussion

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"Tap Factory" – a fun, rhythm-based theater show showcasing urban tap dance and percussion, comedy and acrobatics – is coming to the Eldorado Theatre May 5 through July 26. Following shows in Paris, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Geneva and Budapest, "Tap Factory" is playing for the first time in the U.S. at the Eldorado Resort Casino in Reno.

In "Tap Factory," creator and director Vincent Pausanias built an entertaining show around three ideas – exciting rhythms, high performances and comedy. Pausanias has created many shows and has a great deal of experience directing different kinds of artists. When he sought to build a show around his passion, tap dance, he used that experience to create a fusion of arts within a "factory."

On stage, the performers will utilize four pair of tap shoes, 12 oil barrels, one stepladder, four trash bins, one bucket, one toolbox, two brooms, 12 cans, wood mallets and eight handsome men. A worker arrives in a factory for his first day of work and the tap magic begins. It takes you throughout the show and leaves you filled with strong, positive energy. It is fun, astonishing, powerful, poetic and sexy!

The artists showcased in "Tap Factory" are Dorel and Costel Surbeck, world champions of tap dance; Charlie Plaçais, an award-winning acrobat; Louya Kounkou, a hip-hop dancer and musician who studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Konan Jean Kouassi, a master of African dance; Karim Torqui, a drum player and percussionist; Lee Meadows, who trained in musical theater in London; and professional performer Ryan Campbell-Birch, who is passionate about tap dance.

Prepare for a toe-tapping evening and reserve tickets for "Tap Factory" in the Eldorado Theatre today. Tickets start at $26.95. Receive 50-percent off your entrée at any Eldorado restaurant the day off the show. Guests must present a full-price show ticket stub; one discount per ticket per person. Blackout dates apply. For more information on show times and tickets, call 1-800-648-5966 or visit www.eldoradoreno.com

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