The Shows: Dancing In The Dark

DANCING IN THE DARK: Vincente Minnelli's Hollywood is a tribute to the music from the films of one of MGM's most prolific and inspired directors, Vicente Minnelli. Tapping into the songbooks of such films as "Gigi," "Meet Me In St. Louis," "Cabin in The Sky," "An American in Paris," "The Pirate," "On a Clear Day," "Brigadoon," "Kismet," "Bells are Ringing," results in a musical program containing songwriters such as Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Dietz & Schwartz, Vernon Duke, Martin & Blaine, Lerner & Lane, and Kander & Ebb and more.

The songlist contains standards such as Dancing in The Dark, Taking a Chance on Love, Stranger in Paradise, On Clear Day, Stairway to Paradise, By Myself, I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan and some surprises such as "Boys and Girls Like You and Me" cut from "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "You Can Don No Wrong" from "The Pirate." Conjuring celluloid memories of Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Lous Jordan, Dean Martin, Ethel Waters, Kirk Douglas,Yves Montand and many more, this show is indeed "A feel-good night out." - New York Post

"A show that is a model of its type. . . eubullient . . . In Mr. Harnar's hands songs like 'Be a Clown' and 'That's Entertainment' become serene expressions of enjoyment" - The New York Times

"A feel-good night out." - The New York Post

"Frothy fun... always surprising." - The Washington Blade

"My father would have loved Jeff Harnar's show - I certainly did. His attention to detail, the stories, the songs are all impeccably researched and performed with a joy that can only be called true style. Thanks, Jeff!" - Liza Minnelli


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