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Theatre on Tap’s ‘Hoofing for Heroes’: Stars, stripes, and salutes

Written by  Kristi Jacobs-Stanley
(Photo by: Brian Jarreau) (Photo by: Brian Jarreau)
Theatre on Tap has revived their 2015 Memorial Day production of Hoofing for Heroes. A tribute to all current and past members of the United States Armed Forces, this star-spangled production is a must see.
 
Theatre on Tap coupled their salute to the military with the celebration of National Tap Dancing Day on May 25 and the military-like precision of the taps in the opening number created a sense of soldiers marching to battle. In addition, the short documentary showed during the production offers a surprising insight into the connections between the military and tap dancing.
Perhaps one of the most inspiring parts of Hoofing for Heroes was the pre-professional company member numbers. It was wonderful to see the young tap artists embracing the art form and carrying on the tradition of tap. Some standout numbers were “The Slow Soft Shoe” danced by Heidi Malnar and Laura Scicignano, “Moses Supposes” danced by Ross Quinn and Aaron Richert, and “Begin the Beguine” danced by Jesse Forcha and Sara Broekhoven. Malnar and Scicignano’s soft shoe was a nostalgic reminder of a simpler time. Quinn and Richert, with their fast footwork and comedic timing, gave a performance equal to Gene Kelly and Donald O’Conner during “Moses Supposes.” Forcha and Broekhoven channeled the likes of Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell with their breathtaking number.
 
Not only did the performances in Hoofing for Heroes leave the audience feeling inspired, but also the audience’s patronage benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), an organization that “seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world.” With one upbeat number after another celebrating the United States of America, Hoofing for Heroes offered an exciting evening of song and dance. 
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