Charles Troy Presents

The Gershwins in Hollywood


Wed, Feb 1  1:30 pm     Tickets: $15

In August of 1936, George and Ira Gershwin boarded a plane to Hollywood to write two Fred Astaire movie musicals, “Shall We Dance” and “A Damsel in Distress”. Little did they know it would be the last year of George’s life. You’ll learn the whole shocking story of this fateful twelve months, interspersed and leavened with abundant video clips of the numbers from these two movie classics.


Charles Troy, popular speaker and presenter, is an acclaimed musical theatre historian and graphic designer. He has created over 50 multi-media presentations and had presented his work to countless local and national audiences. His work has also been published in The Sondheim Review.


Upcoming Programs:


March 1: “Rodgers & Hart in Hollywood”


April 5: “Rodgers & Hart in Manhattan” (featuring Tom Michael and Beckie Menzie)

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