Performed and created by Andrea Conway Doba & Wayne Doba
Photo credits: Vincent Cotnoir,
Michael Doucett, & Mark Kitaoka
“World class entertainers”
San Francisco Chronicle
“TAP'N'TELL” is an unfiltered glimpse into “Dik and Mitzi”: Good laughs and incredible tap dancing.
Experience first hand what it was like to share a dressing room with Joan Baez, how it felt to work with Al Pacino in “Scarface”, or the feeling of flying through the air with Cirque du Soleil.
Andrea Conway and Wayne Doba present funny anecdotes from years of working in showbiz, paired with eye popping tap dance routines that have taken years to create, hone, and perfect. Come see what the San Francisco Chronicle describes as “World class entertainers”. Not to be missed!
Throughout our career we always hear “ Tap dancing ...Isn’t that a dying art?” We want to keep it alive.
TAP MASTERCLASS: "Dance What you Sing"
With Wayne Doba, assisted by Andrea Conway
Take part in a masterclass with an improvisational focus on rhythms, melodies and classic eccentric choreography.
Come learn how to find your individual style!
DATE: THURSDAY, OCT. 12
TIME: 5:30 - 7PM
LOCATION: MASONIC HALL
COST: $25 (tax included, + service fee)
*This is an intermediate level class.
Andrea Conway Doba
An accomplished athlete, Andrea was a member of Canada's national gymnastics team and earned a Bronze Medal in the 1987 Pan-American Games. Andrea then went on to spent nine years touring with Cirque du Soleil throughout Asia, Europe and North America performing the Chinese poles and one the of only girls to solo jump 35 feet in the air off the Russian swing. She created one of that show's most memorable characters, “Fiona” the enticing and sexy Baroque. During this time she was honored to perform with the late Michael Jackson, with Peter Gabriel at the Grammy Awards, the Queen Majesty in London and featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2001 she was asked to join the renown cabaret “Teatro ZinZanni” in San Francisco. This is were she met her soon to be husband, Wayne Doba.
Hailed by Donald O'Connor as a "throwback to the old Vaudeville days," actor, dancer and comedian, Wayne Doba has performed professionally for four decades and has created five one man shows. He has shared the stage with dance legends such as the Nicholas Brothers and Honi Coles. His stage and screen credits reflect the diversity of his talent and experience; and include the role of The Creature in classic horror flick, The Funhouse, Octavio the Clown in Brian De Palma's gangbuster hit, Scarface, and appeared as Tex the Barker in Prague, for The Freak Show, an opera by the enigmatic rockers,The Residents. Wayne was also (believe it not) the original Crazy Crab, anti mascot for the San Francisco Giants. He was recently featured in ESPN’s, 30 for 30 Shorts: The anti mascot directed by Colin Hanks. He is an original cast member of Teatro ZinZanni that started in 1998.
Work as a duo
Andrea and Wayne met in San Francisco’s Teatro Zinzanni in 2001, the two quickly paired up as the new comic duo, “Dik and Mitzi”, and have been performing together ever since. Their first adventure was performing at the world famous “Wintergarten” in Berlin, Germany. Soon after they were in high demand for Palazzo, Spiegeltent Cabarets, and were invited to perform in Vienna, Austria, Munich and Stuttgart, Germany.
In March 2007, after years of working many of their different numbers in variety shows, they finally decided to make their own 2-person comedy tap dance show assembling all of the material they have performed throughout the years: “The Dik and Mitzi Anniversary Show” was born. It toured for several years in the United States and in Quebec. In 2013 a new show, “Top Hats and Tales”; this show was presented in Mountain Home Arkansas,several venues in Quebec, P.E.I. Victoria Playhouse,and most recently in March 2017 at the Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver.
When they are not performing their own shows Andrea and Wayne, are usually performing at Teatro ZinZanni. They have both become veteran performers and regulars at Teatro Zinzanni in both Seattle and San Francisco, they have been featured in over 18 different productions from 1998-2016. Tap ’N ‘Tell is their newest show and it is their first time performing Ontario !