The Tap PackBreathing new life into Classic “Rat Pack” standards, the aptly named Tap Pack embodies the legends of cool; Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr with all the pizazz of a Las Vegas stage show. The five-piece ensemble (Jordan Pollard, Jesse Rasmussen, Thomas J. Egan, Rohan Browne and Ben Brown) are irrepressible with their energetic and flawless dancing, show stopping numbers and incredible vocals.

While the storyline needs some work, the somewhat tired narrative is easily forgiven when there is this much talent on stage. It’s not often that audience members actually sit on “the edge of their seats” during a performance, but The Tap Pack brought whoops of appreciation from the packed Chapel. Clutching onto my friend throughout the 90-minute show, it was over far too quickly and would be happily viewed again.

This is the best piece of theatre I have seen this year – The Tap Pack brought the house down with a change in genre, (from 50s jazz standards to Ceelo Green and Beyonce) these exceptional dancers delivered strong performances worthy of a Broadway stage.

The very definition of a “triple threat,” this talented group of outstanding performers may very well be Australia’s next biggest export. If you like dance, love great music or appreciate quality performance from brilliant dancers, The Tap Pack is not to be missed.

Created by Jordan Pollard, Jesse Rasmussen and Thomas J Egan

Directed by Nigel Turner-Carroll

Venue: Chapel Off Chapel | 12 Little Chapel St Prahran VIC
Dates: 21 July – 4 August 2013
Tickets: $39 – $35

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