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A Fine Romance:  The Magic of Fred Astaire

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire


October 10 - 15, 2017

Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Melbourne, VIC



A FINE ROMANCE: The Magic of Fred Astaire – Melbourne Season Announced

‘Can’t sing, can’t act, slightly balding, can dance a little’

After playing to full houses and dazzling crowds across Australia, finally Melbourne audiences will get the chance to see A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire, playing at Chapel off Chapel from 10 October 2017 for a strictly limited season.

It is 30 years since the passing of Fred Astaire, and to celebrate his life, Melbourne independent theatre company JTM Productions is bringing back the old world glamour and charm of the 30’s and 40’s in an all singing, all dancing tribute to the man who went on to become the most famous dancer of all time.

Starring Joe Meldrum and Imogen Moore, together with Daniele Buatti on piano and a jazz ensemble, A Fine Romance recreates the legendary dance routines of the era and takes the audience from Fred’s humble beginnings on Broadway, all the way to his Hollywood days and on screen romances with his many leading ladies, including Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth and of course Ginger Rogers.

A Fine Romance is a show with a big heart, capturing the story of a dancing legend and an all-round entertainer who was and still is, adored by millions of fans around the world.

With beautiful costumes, plenty of glitz, extraordinary dancing and of course, the timeless music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, with songs including The Way You Look Tonight, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, Cheek to Cheek, Puttin on the Ritz, Top Hat, That’s Entertainment and more, this show has something for everyone.

Be prepared to walk away with a smile on your face, a spring in your step and humming some glorious tunes.

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire plays at Chapel off Chapel from 10 October 2017.


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