The Tap Pack is an entertaining and modern twist on the classic "Rat Pack" mid-century embodiment of "cool," performed by five virtuoso tap-dancing singers and actors, and a swinging jazz quartet of musicians. Created by an accomplished team of Australian based producers, The Tap Pack has been an audience and box office success throughout the world.
The Tap Pack
THE TAP PACK is a high energy, tap comedy show inspired by the infamous “Rat Pack” which included the famous talents of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. With dazzling performances on stage, dressed in slick suits and equipped with sharp wit, The Tap Pack is a modern twist on the classic Rat Pack. They infuse tap dance with swing music and witty banter. The Tap Pack is a taste of a new, highly entertaining act featuring some of Australia’s finest tap dancing performers tapping up a storm. With credits on stage, film and television and with over 20 musical theatre productions between them, The Tap Pack is pure entertainment. They sing. They dance. They joke. They bring a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style.
Jesse Rasmussen, Jordan Pollard and Thomas J Egan, having been friends for many years, created The Tap Pack in 2013. The thought came about in a bar and was written down on a napkin. The idea on that napkin was simple; infuse the Rat Pack and Tap Dance. The idea then leapt off the napkin, driven by passion and hard work and started to morph itself into a show that was high energy, full of heart and fostered its unique, Australian take on a classic era of song and dance. Nigel Turner-Carroll jumped into the Pack as Director and Co-Creator and was steering the Pack towards its ultimate goal – tip a hat to the legends before us, celebrate our own individuality and be as entertaining as possible! With Kym Halpin on board as Producer, The Tap Pack was ready to venture internationally and with the team complete with a stellar cast, the show has been seen throughout the United States, in London, Berlin, Beijing, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on the high seas and all over Australia.