Dinner & A Movie Series

Musicals With Minnelli

Join Paul Jensen, from the VFS, for dinner & a movie as he returns to host the series. This fall he presents 3 musicals featuring members of the Minnelli

$65. per person

5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner with movie to follow


"The Band Wagon" (1953)

Starring Fred Astaire
Directed by Vincent Minnelli

Famous musical movie star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) fears his career may be on the skids, but his friends, Lester (Oscar Levant) and Lily (Nanette Fabray), have written a Broadway vehicle to kick-start his professional life. Tony is ecstatic -- until egotistical director Jeffrey Cordova (Jack Buchanan) joins the project and casts ballerina Gaby Gerard (Cyd Charisse) as the leading lady. Tony's second chance seems to be fading, but he may get more than he bargained for as the show goes on.

"Cabaret" (1972)
Starring Liza Minnelli
Directed by Bob Fosse

In Berlin in 1931, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic.

"Mee Me In St. Louis" (1944)
Starring Judy Garland.
Directed by Vincent Minnelli

"Meet Me in St. Louis" is a classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters (one of whom is the nonpareil Judy Garland) on the cusp of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The film spotlights the sisters' education in the ways of the world, which includes, but isn't limited to, learning about life and love, courtesy of the prototypical boy next door. In the end, love -- accompanied by song, dance and period costumes, all in glorious Technicolor -- conquers all.

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