After smashing the world record for the Largest Tap Dance Lesson in a Single Venue at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre with a total of 274 people tap dancing away to one of the show’s numbers, A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire is finally coming to Melbourne, playing at Chapel Off Chapel for a limited season from 10 October 2017.
Having dazzled audiences across Australia, this highly anticipated production, starring Joe Meldrum, Imogen Moore and The Ben Taylor Jazz Trio, brings back the old world glamour and charm of the 30’s and 40’s in an all singing, all dancing tribute to Fred Astaire – the man who went on to become the most famous dancer of all time.
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.
Don’t miss the beautiful costumes, the songs, the glitz, the 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!
“We are extremely excited about this show,” said Producer Margaret Fisk AM. “Not only is the story of Fred Astaire fascinating, we also feature an incredible selection of his songs and of course, the extraordinary dance routines that he was famous for. Audiences everywhere have simply fallen in love with A Fine Romance and with the incredible performances by Joe and Imogen.”
Director / Choreographer: Jeremy Hinman Starring: Joe Meldrum and Imogen Moore Musicians: Ben Taylor (piano), Dave George (drums) and Glen Davidson (Bass) Musical Arrangements: Shanon Whitelock Additional Orchestrations: Daniele Buatti Design and Costumes: Christina Logan-Bell Lighting: Lucy Birkinshaw Writer / Producer: Margaret Fisk AM
A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire
Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Season: 10 – 15 October 2017
For more information, visit: www.afineromance.com.au for details
Image: Joe Meldrum and Imogen Moore – photo by Andrew Follows