**** Highly Recommended **** When I saw Chicago Tap Theatre’s fantastical science fiction tap opera, “Changes”, it felt like a time warp, flashing me back to my favorite space hero on TV, Flash Gordon, traveling through the galaxy in his spaceship, fighting cosmic villains. Everything was there – a hero, a villain, minions, captured/oppressed people, a rocket, even a cheesy laser weapon. Choreographer Mark Yonally’s ingenious choreography uses tap shoes to tell the story. Add to that the spacey score (pun intended), a mélange of David Bowie’s song tracks with live additions by CTT Music Director Kurt Schweitz and Lighting Designer Dustin Derry’s laser lighting, and you get a spectacle. 4 Spotlights
Chicago Tap Theatre’s “Changes” runs through July 16th at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. Running time is 90 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $23-$37. Valet parking is available. FYI (773) 327-5252, www.stage773.com, (773) 655-1175 or www.chicagotaptheatre.com/time-steps.
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