Five tap dancers in sharp suits who call themselves The Tap Pack took to the stage at Riverside Theatres to perform as part of Seniors Week today.
The Tap Pack gave audiences a glimpse of their swinging, high-energy, tap dancing comedy which is set to open at the Parramatta theatre on Friday.
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 which included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr.
Watch our video of the performance, filmed by Carlos Furtado, below:
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 the 1960s in music and in dance while paying homage to our iconic influences and 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.’’
The Tap Pack opens at Riverside Theatres on Friday with a free matinee for seniors and evening performances on Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm.
Tickets: $28. Details: riversideparramatta.com.au.