Festival Events Calendar
Wednesday Jul 29
8:00 pRhapsody In Blue
Thursday Jul 30
2:00 pOver There
8:00 pThe Dream's On Me
Friday Jul 31
2:00 pJazz Me Blues
Saturday Aug 1
8:00 pSingin' In The Rain
Wednesday Aug 5
8:00 pFred & GInger
Thursday Aug 6
2:00 pOl' Man River
8:00 pSummertime
Friday Aug 7
2:00 pBillie's Blues
Saturday Aug 8
8:00 pSpirituals To Swing
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From 1933 to ‘38 RKO Radio Pictures made 8 film musicals that made legends Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Notable for silly stories and unbelievably good dancing created by Astaire and choreographer Hermes Pan, these films also just happened to featured many of the greatest songs by the greatest tunesmiths of the decade: Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields, and Jerome Kern. So yeah, the dancing was brilliant and revolutionary, but those songs! “Night And Day”, “I Won’t Dance”, “Let Yourself Go”, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”, “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off”, “The Way You Look Tonight”, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”…Those songs were phenomenal! So we’re doing them.
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director, clarinet
 I'd Rather Lead A Band
(1936) Follow The Fleet Irving Berlin (w/m) - Ken
 Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Get Caught In The Rain?)
(1935) Top Hat Irving Berlin (w/m) - Shirley
 Walking The Dog
(1937) Shall We Dance George Gershwin (m)
 Let's K-Nock K-Neez
(1934) The Gay Divorcee Mack Gordon (w) Harry Revel (m) - Ian, Shirley
 I Won't Dance
(1935) Roberta Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh (w) Jerome Kern (m) - Shirley, Michael
(1933) Flying Down to Rio Gus Kahn, Edward Eliscu (w) Vincent Youmans (m) - Maria
 Let Yourself Go
(1936) Follow The Fleet Irving Berlin (w/m) - Shirley, Maria
 Night And Day
(1932) Gay Divorce Cole Porter (w/m) - Michael
 Cheek To Cheek
(1935) Top Hat Irving Berlin (w/m) - Michael, Shirley
 I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
(1936) Follow The Fleet Irving Berlin (w/m)
 The Way You Look Tonight
(1936) Swing Time Dorothy Fields (w) Jerome Kern (m) - Ian
 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
(1935) Top Hat Irving Berlin (w/m) - Michael
 They Can't Take That Away From Me
(1937) Shall We Dance Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m) - Shirley
 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
(1933) Roberta Otto Harbach (w) Jerome Kern (m) - Maria
 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
(1937) Shall We Dance Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m) - Ian, Maria
 Change Partners
(1938) Carefree Irving Berlin (w/m) - Ian, Michael, Maria, Shirley

Ticket/Venue Info
Fred & Ginger Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA36.00  30.75  29.00  27.00  18.00 
A28.00  24.00  22.50  21.00  14.00 
B20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
O20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
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Eugene, Oregon
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