Re: When do cast members change in and out of thier tap shoe
I'm playing Mike in a production of ACL right now...with tap shoes!
Usually, he does his number in character shoes, but sometimes they'll have him do it in tap shoes. I think the tap sounds make the number a lot more impressive.
Here's the secret:
I change into them during the opening while Zach is calling out the numbers of the girls who have made it through. Then I change out of them during "At The Ballet." I've asked audience members if they noticed, most people seem to not notice.
As for the Tap sequence with the whole group, no one wears tap shoes in that.