Enter Astaire
Fred at the Movies
Sat, Aug 1, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
"Can't sing. Can't act. Balding. Can dance a little."
-- notes from Fred Astaire's 1933 screen test at RKO Radio Pictures
While Fred Astaire (1899-1987) was best known for his legendary, inovative dancing, and, in particular his dancing with Ginger Rogers, his co-star in a series of 9 film musicals released by RKO Radio Pictures between 1933 and 1939, his skills and career reach well beyond on both fronts.
Enter Astaire is one of 7 OFAM 2020 concerts presented twice:
    Evening: Fri, July 24 - 8:00 pm
    Matinee: Sat, Aug 1 -1:00 pm
The famous line from his long lost RKO screen test is probably apocryphal: At the time of that audition he was, like so many Broadway stars, seeking a new career in a burgeoning industry promising prosperity at the height of the Depression; and was doing so with a resume stronger than most -- star turns with his sister Adele in more than a dozen Broadway and West End musicals, and before that at least a decade on the vaudeville circuit. Of course he could dance. Of course he could act. And he could most certainly sing.
Jesse Cloninger and company offer a delectable selection of Astaire's film musical legacy, from his first turn with Rogers in RKO's 1933 Flying Down To Rio to Warner Bros. 1968 film adaptation of Yip Harburg and Burton Lane's impish musical fantasy Finian's Rainbow.
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, director
Vocalists
Siri Vik, vocals
Sarah B. Rose, vocals
Matthew Leach, vocals
Musicians
Program
SONGS
 I Love Louisa
(1931) The Band Wagon
Words by Howard Dietz - Music by Arthur Schwartz
 Dancing In The Dark
(1931) The Band Wagon
Words by Howard Dietz - Music by Arthur Schwartz
 Night And Day
(1932) Gay Divorce
Words & music by Cole Porter
 After You, Who?
(1932) Gay Divorce
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Get Caught In The Rain?)
(1935) Top Hat
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Cheek To Cheek
(1935) Top Hat
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
(1935) Top Hat
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Poor Mister Chisholm
(1940) Second Chorus
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Bernie Hanighan
 Nice Work If You Can Get It
(1937) A Damsel In Distress
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Things Are Looking Up
(1937) A Damsel In Distress
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Dearly Beloved
(1942) You Were Never Lovelier
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jerome Kern
 They Can't Take That Away From Me
(1937) Shall We Dance
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Got A New Lease On Life
(1935) In Person
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Oscar Levant
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Howard Dietz, 1896-1983
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Bernie Hanighan, 1908-1976
Jerome Kern, 1885-1945
Oscar Levant, 1906-1972
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Arthur Schwartz, 1900-1984
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Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000

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Reel Music Concerts
Wednesday Jul 22
1:00 pmAs Time Goes By
8:00 pmSetting The Score: Opening Gala
Thursday Jul 23
1:00 pmRendezvous
8:00 pmSpellbound
Friday Jul 24
1:00 pmSome Like It Hot
8:00 pmEnter Astaire
Saturday Jul 25
10:00 amSing-Along 1
1:00 pmElevator To The Gallows
8:00 pmDoin' The Chameleon
Sunday Jul 26
4:00 pm'Round Midday
Tuesday Jul 28
8:00 pmThe Spy Who Loved Me
Wednesday Jul 29
1:00 pmSpellbound
8:00 pmRendezvous
Thursday Jul 30
1:00 pmSing-Along 2
8:00 pmElevator To The Gallows
Friday Jul 31
1:00 pmDoin' The Chameleon
8:00 pmAs Time Goes By
Saturday Aug 1
1:00 pmEnter Astaire
8:00 pmSome Like It Hot
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