2013 marks Hot Shoe Shuffle's 21st birthday, and to celebrate that milestone David Atkins Enterprises is creating a new production which will tour Australia and comes to the Lyric Theatre, QPAC Brisbane from the 4th to 19th of May 2013.
Created in 1992, it has won numerous awards, played to literally millions of people and been produced in 6 different countries. After it's award-winning season on London's West End, it wowed audiences and broke box office records on the UK's regional touring circuit, where it toured for 2 years. It has played sell-out seasons in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.
The last time Hot Shoe Shuffle toured Australia was in 2002 on an unprecedented scale playing across the country in 33 cities over a period of 7 months!
It is regarded both commercially and critically as one of the most successful Australian musicals of all time. During it's last season in Sydney it broke the box office record at Her Majesty's Theatre for the most tickets sold in a single day, a record previously held by the Disney blockbuster Beauty and the Beast.
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, the must also include their long-lost sister, April, into The Act. The only problem is – she has two left feet!
Coached by a friend of their fathers, Max Renfield, the brothers eventually overcome their resentment and suspicion of April, and she becomes part of the family and the show. A twist in the plot reveals that the inheritance tale is a ruse to bring the family back together again, and the Hot Shoe Shuffle is finally performed triumphantly, in the tradition of the best Broadway musicals.