By Danielle Dresden
Just when you thought the growing season was over, TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater rekindles the warmth of spring and summer with “Garden Party,” a comedy for gardeners both casual and crazed – and the people who love them.
It’s all part of the Company’s preparation for an upcoming tour to Washington D.C. where the Company will perform “Garden Party” at The Corner Store Theater in the nation’s capital.
With its unique combination of comedy, music, tap dance and gorgeous garden slides, “Garden Party” has delighted audiences from the U.S. to Canada. In linked vignettes showcasing wagering garden gnomes, battling plants and a meeting of Gardener’s Anonymous, this cabaret-style production explores the comic possibilities of America’s favorite hobby.
The show features TAPIT/new works producing artistic directors, Donna Peckett and Danielle Dresden, an award-winning choreographer and playwright respectively, in all 13 roles. Written by Dresden, with tap choreography by Peckett, the production features original music by Barbara Chusid. Master Gardener, Jeannette Golden, provided slides of her extraordinary country gardens in Black Earth, Wisconsin, and was the production’s garden dramaturg.
“Garden Party” can’t make summer last forever, but it brings a touch of Spring to the Fall.
Produced by TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater at TAPIT/new works Studio Theater, 1957 Winnebago Street, Madison
Performances: October 1, 2009
Performance Times: Running for one night only, this special performance is set for Thursday, October 1st, at 7:30 PM.
Ticket Prices: Tickets are $10 and seating is limited.
Call 608-244-2938 or email info@tapi for reservations or more information.