Award Winning Production
Office Beat presented by Tap Overload is an innovative genre-busting tap dance comedy that features original music by Andrew Van Vlear, new choreography by show creators Gabe and Mindy Copeland and a dynamic cast of unique personalities with fabulous feet. OFFICE BEAT is a feel good musical dance experience that premiered at the recent Hollywood Fringe Festival to rave reviews from both critics and general audience members, had multiple sold out performances and won several awards. Office Beat – A Tap Dance Comedy earned The Encore Producers’ Award which recognizes both artistic merit and commercial potential, the Official Hollywood Fringe Festival “Freak” Award for Best of Dance & Physical Theatre and the Dom Salinaro Award for Best Choreography presented by the 2016 Robby Awards for Excellence in Theatre.
More About Office Beat
Office Beat is a light-hearted, toe tapping, family friendly dance comedy that takes place in the tappiest place to work. We begin with the shuffling of papers and feet as a new hire enters excited to begin his first official day. The manager is looking forward to her new role as the boss of the office as everyone celebrates her promotion. However, it seems the big wigs have decided to bring in a new face to oversee the office. Tappy workers once happily shuffling through their days are in for a dramatic flap ball change. The arrival of a new Boss brings a strict NO TAP DANCE policy. There’s a revolution under foot as everyone unites to bring tap dance back to the office!
About The Company
Tap Overload is a multimedia tap dance production company that has had great success in the past producing tap dance concerts with notable guest stars including Dianne Walker and Jason Samuels Smith. More recently, the company has produced many popular tap dance videos on their growing YouTube channel and are now venturing into the realm of theatrical entertainment. The mission of the company is to spread the joy of tap dance to as many people as possible and inspire new generations of young dancers to study the art form. More information can be found on the official Tap Overload website.
In addition to producing their own shows, Tap Overload has performed as special guests all over southern California since its inception in 2001. Some performance highlights include an appearance on the Chinese Dream Show that aired all over mainland China, the San Pedro Tri-Arts Festival, Playhouse West Showcases, Jazz Tap Ensemble Presents: Next Generation Tap, the Star Performing Arts Center Grand Opening, Thousand Oaks Tap Dance Day Celebration and the Orange County Tap Festival.