Auditions for 2013 Hot Shoe Shuffle National Tour

Auditions for 2013 Hot Shoe Shuffle National Tour

Auditions to find the new Tap Brothers commence in 2 weeks.

Update link - key cast members announced.

One of the most successful Australian Musicals of all time is coming back to the Australian Stage. The hot and fast paced Tap Dance musical comedy featuring the big band hits of the 1940s, Hot Shoe Shuffle is touring Australia in 2013.

Before Tap Dogs and The Boy from Oz, Hot Shoe Shuffle paved the way as the first Australian musical to succeed both at home and internationally and is one of the longest running multi-award winning musicals ever to be produced in Australia.

Created in 1992, the musical has won numerous awards and been produced in six different countries.  After its award-winning season on London’s West End, Hot Shoe Shuffle broke box office records on the UK’s regional touring circuit, where it toured for two years. It has played sell-out seasons in London, the production won the prestigious Lawrence Olivier Award for Choreography. It has also won an ARIA Award for its soundtrack album, 4 Mo Awards, 2 Green Room Awards, and an Advance Australia Award for services to the Arts.  Conceived, directed and produced by David Atkins OAM it was choreographed by both Atkins and the now world-renowned tap choreographer Dein Perry. 

Hot Shoe Shuffle has had a phenomenal journey to date, having played literally to millions of people all around the world.” said David Atkins. “We are creating a brand new production for its return to Australian theatres and are on the hunt for our new and exciting triple threat cast. We’re sure the 2013 production will wow old fans and create a whole new generation of new ones.”

Ahead of the Australian tour, the search is on for a new cast, with auditions being held in Melbourne Sydney and Brisbane

“The show centres around the 7 Tap Brothers and casting them is tricky. Not only do they have to be great singers and actors but they have to be amazing tap dancers.“ said Associate Director Drew Anthony.  “And there is another important layer too.  These guys are playing ‘brothers’ so there has to be a level of ‘brotherly chemistry’ between them”.

The Seven Tap Brothers, Spring, Slap, Buck, Wing, Tip, Tap and Slide 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.

Details on tour dates and cast to be announced at a national media event on November 15.

October 24, 2012

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