Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse to Play at the Apollo Theater in ‘The Band Wagon’

Legendary Hollywood song-and-dance man Fred Astaire stars as a Hollywood song-and-dance man persuaded to star in a Broadway musical at downtown Peoria’s nonprofit Apollo Theater on Saturday, April 9.

“The Band Wagon,” which co-stars Cyd Charisse, was directed by Vincente Minnelli and written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green (“Singin’ in the Rain,” “On the Town,” “The Barkleys of Broadway”). The Oscar-nominated movie also features Oscar Levant and Nanette Fabray and musical numbers such as “That’s Entertainment,” “A Shine on Your Shoes” and “Dancing in The Dark.”

Show times at the Apollo are at 7:00 p.m. Donations are $5 and $4 for kids, students and seniors. For details call (309) 673-4343.

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