THE Tap Pack brings a swinging, high-energy, tap dancing comedy to Riverside Theatres on Friday, March 22 and on Saturday, March 23.
The show is inspired by the original Rat Pack, which formed around Humphrey Bogart. In the 1960s it was used to refer to a later variation of the group, after Bogart's death, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr.
The onstage tap production was written by dancer Thomas Egan, Jordan Pollard and Jesse Rasmussen and features five of Australia's triple threats as well as a six-piece band.
Egan said audiences will see talented gentlemen crooning classics while tapping the house down.
"The Tap Pack brings a fresh new wave of energy to the style of 1960s in music and in dance while paying homage to our iconic influences, while also delving into the realm of a performer's life," he said.
"We explore issues of tour life, testing the boundaries of relationships and the close bonds of those involved. The idea for The Tap Pack essentially stemmed from the Rat Pack; a couple of guys hanging out and working together on their own terms.
"Just as Sammy, Frank and Dean would banter with each other, we have humour somewhat reminiscent of male camaraderie that the Rat Pack displayed with our own onstage antics."