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Chicago Tap Theatre’s “Changes” hearkens Back to “Flash Gordon”

**** 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,, (773) 655-1175 or

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