Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM
M-G-M's Top Technicolor Musical!
Fred Astaire in The Band Wagon
1953 / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Produced by the famed Arthur Freed/Roger Edens unit at MGM, Vincent Minnelli's “The Band Wagon” represents the high water mark of musical comedy during Hollywood’s Golden Age. From the exquisite “Dancing in the Dark” routine by Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse to the iconic “That’s Entertainment,” this is the ultimate send-up of the “putting on a show” storyline courtesy of the Oscar-nominated writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The brilliant supporting cast features Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant and legendary English music hall performer Jack Buchanan, who nearly steals the show as the wild eyed Broadway director with visions of greatness.