Festival Events Calendar
Tuesday Aug 1
6:00 pG. Bellows' America
Thursday Aug 3
10:00 aThe Cocoanuts
1:30 pAlex's Ragtime Band
4:30 pBerlin's Songs
7:30 pCheek To Cheek
Friday Aug 4
10:00 aTop Hat
2:30 pHeat Wave
4:30 p20s In Revue
7:30 pBlue Skies
Saturday Aug 5
10:00 aLet Yourself Go!
2:30 pA Day In The Life
4:30 pThe Real Anthem
Tuesday Aug 8
10:00 aFilm: Annie Get Your Gun
Wednesday Aug 9
10:00 aFollow The Fleet
2:30 pCome On And Hear
4:30 pTin Pan Alley & The South
Thursday Aug 10
10:00 aHoliday Inn
2:30 pFace The Music
4:30 pBerlin The Man
7:30 pYou're Just In Love
Friday Aug 11
10:00 aCall Me Madam
2:30 pMan Bites Dog
4:30 pBerlin On America
Saturday Aug 12
2:30 pMy Walking Stick
7:30 pSay It With Music
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Top Hat
Film Series
Top Hat
RKO Pictures (1935)
Fri Aug 4, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
  • Synopsis
  • Personnel
One of the best of the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals, Top Hat centers on a typical mistaken-identity plot, with wealthy Dale Tremont (Rogers), on holiday in London and Venice, assuming that American entertainer Jerry Travers (Astaire) is the husband of her friend Madge (Helen Broderick) -- who's actually the wife of Jerry's business manager Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton). Complicating matters is Dale's jealous suitor Beddini (Erik Rhodes), whose motto is "For the woman the kiss -- for the man the sword." Beddini is disposed of by some last-minute chicanery on the part of Jerry's faithful valet Bates (Eric Blore), paving the way for the happy ending everyone knew was coming from the opening scene. The Irving Berlin score includes "Cheek to Cheek," "Isn't it a Lovely Day?," and the jaunty title song. The charisma of the stars, the chemistry of the supporting players, the white-telephone art direction of Van Nest Polglaise, the superlative choreography by Astaire and Hermes Pan, and the effervescent direction of Mark Sandrich all combine to make Top Hat a winner.Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Other Berlin songs are "No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)" and "The Piccolino". (101 minutes)

Event Personnel
Ticket/Venue Info
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
LibertyBank
OFAM 2006 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor