High energy dancing and singing, complete with big band and loads of fun. With eight male leads, this is a great show for boys (with plenty of fart jokes) as well as girls – perfect for school aged children who have a love of music and dance.
When: Melbourne season finishes Friday 6 September. Click here for times.
Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre, 219 Exhibition Street MELBOURNE
Cost: Starting at $118 (limited tickets left)
We went along to opening night and the audience was pumped! I felt the first half of the show lacked a bit of the energy and excitement that the second half delivered. The first half of the show focused on the back story and preparing for the performance they would perform at the end. After interval the big band came up onto the stage, the dancing was absolutely amazing and the costumes were full of razzle dazzle: ensuring we left skipping out of the theatre on a high.
It’s a long show (just over 2.5 hours including an interval) so I would suggest that school aged children would enjoy this show more than little ones – there is also a story line to follow (which I suspect might not appeal to younger children).
Here’s what the PR say:
HOT SHOE SHUFFLE
One of the most successful Australian musicals of all time, the joyous, exhilarating hit Tap Dance musical comedy, Hot Shoe Shuffle is returning to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in 2013 for a strictly limited seasons.
Originally conceived, directed and produced by David Atkins OAM in 1992 it was choreographed by both Atkins and the now world-renowned tap choreographer Dein Perry.
Now returning to the stage for the first time in 15 years, David Atkins will play DEXTER a role originally played by Jack Webster. Jersey Boys star Bobby Fox will play SPRING, the eldest of the tap brothers, a role originally created by David Atkins and Hairspray’s Jaz Flowers will play APRIL the long lost sister.
Hot Shoe Shuffle tells the tale of the Seven Tap Brothers, Spring, Slap, Buck, Wing, Tip, Tap and Slide who learn of the death of their long-absent father, who has apparently left them a fortune. The only catch is that to receive their inheritance, they must rehearse and perform his legendary ‘Act’ – the Hot Shoe Shuffle!! In addition, they must also include their long-lost sister, April, into The Act. The only problem is – she has two left feet! Hot Shoe Shuffle is finally performed triumphantly, in the tradition of the best Broadway musicals, featuring the big band hits of the 1940s.
“Some of the most exhilarating dancing ever to shake a theatre floor” Herald Sun – Melbourne
“Fantastic, flashy & infectious, a celebration of song & dance” Evening Standard – London