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Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Producers : Ovation Productions. Director: John Plews. Musical Supervisor: Dan Glover. Choreographer: Chris Whittaker
Auditions : Wednesday 13th September only
Rehearsals : 16th November onwards in London
Performances : 13th Decmber – 28th January
Fee : £10 per day for rehearsals / £20 per show / plus genuine profit share
TOP HAT brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious,
tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire’s and Ginger Rogers’ world-famous dance
partnership to the stage.
This 2011 musical based on the 1935 film of the same name, tells the story
of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win
the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. An uplifting and entertaining
romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, TOP HAT features
fourteen songs by Irving Berlin. These include some of his greatest hits
such as ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ and ‘Let’s Face the Music &
TOP HAT won the 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Best
Costume Design and Best Choreography.
We are currently looking for the following role ONLY:
Playing age 25-35
1935 Broadway Star with huge following of female fans. Leading man with a
twinkle in his eye and good comedy timing.  Strong vocals and exceptional
dance skills (inc strong tap).  Iconic role performed by Fred Astaire in RKO’s
movie of the same name.

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