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Dance into Spring with an old fashioned musical borrowed from the Gardiner Public Library

Easter Parade (1948) starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.  When his long-time dance partner abandons him for the Ziegfeld Follies, Don Hewes decides to show who’s who what’s what by choosing any girl out of a chorus line and transforming her into a star. So he makes his choice and takes his chances. Of course, since Fred Astaire portrays Don and Judy Garland plays the chorine, we know we’re in for an entertainment sure thing.

Babes in Arms (1939) starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.  This classic film stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland as teenagers living in Seaport, Long Island, NY just before the Great Depression struck.  What to do?  Put on a show!
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing.  Julie Andrews stars as Millie, an innocent country girl who comes to the big city in search of a husband. Along the way she becomes the secretary of the rich and famous Trevor Graydon (John Gavin), befriends the sweet Miss Dorothy (Mary Tyler Moore), fights off white slaver Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie) and hooks up with a lively paper clip salesman, Jimmy (James Fox). In the end it takes a rich nutty jazz baby like Muzzy (Carol Channing) to unravel all these complications, give a great party, and match up lovers.
Royal Wedding (1951) starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell.  A brother-and-sister musical team each finds romance when they tour London for Queen Elizabeth’s wedding.
Good News (1947) starring June Allyson and Peter Lawford.  Peter Lawford (as a campus football hero) and June Allyson (she’s the brainiac who tutors him) lead a high-spirited cast that includes Mel Tormé and Joan McCracken. The Varsity Drag and Best Song Oscar® nominee Pass That Peace Pipe stand out among the numbers that are all zip and joy.  And the bee’s knees.
Pitch Perfect (2012) starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.  Arriving at her new college, Beca finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca leads this a cappella singing group out of their traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of college music competition.
Bye, Bye , Birdie (1963) starring Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, and Janet Leigh.  When rock star and teenage heart-throb Conrad Birdie gets drafted, the nation’s teenagers go haywire and Conrad’s manager, Albert, faces unemployment. So Albert and his girlfriend organize a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss from Conrad on the Ed Sullivan Show. Kim McAfee turns out to be the lucky teenager and Conrad’s whole entourage moves into her quiet, Midwestern home much to the chagrin of her ever irritable father and her jealous boyfriend.
Gentlemen prefer Blondes (1953) starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe.  These glamorous showgirls have everything a girl could want – except engagement rings! In a quest for true love, Lorelei and her gold digger pal Dorothy set sail on a luxury-liner bound for France. But the pair hits rocky waters when a manipulative detective, an over-aged, over sexed millionaire (Charles Coburn) and the entire men’s Olympic team try to put an anchor in their marriage-minded mischief. It’s a wild and joyously funny ride across the Atlantic as our bathing beauties plan and plot a way to land their men.
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