Mondays – On Stage Live, Life & Music of
9/12, & 9/19 @ 7:30 PM/CH
9/12 Fred Astaire – Widely considered to be the greatest dancer in film history, Astaire’s career spanned nearly 80 years. He starred in more than 10 Broadway and West End musicals, made 31 musical films, four television specials, and numerous recordings. As a dancer, his outstanding traits were an uncanny sense of rhythm, perfectionism, and innovation. His most memorable dancing partnership was with Ginger Rogers, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals during the age of Classical Hollywood cinema, including Top Hat (1935), Swing Time (1936), and Shall We Dance (1937).
9/19 Gene Kelly – Perhaps the most important figure in re-shaping how dancing evolved in American films, Gene Kelly is most notably remembered for “An American In Paris,” “Singin’ In The Rain,” and “Anchors Aweigh.” His stage debut was in “Pal Joey,” and his film debut was with Judy Garland in “Me and My Gal.” He later did “Brigadoon,” and worked as a producer/director in his later career. The American Film Institute ranked him as the 15th greatest male screen legend of Classic Hollywood Cinema