Celebrating the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Rodgers & Hart

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Dance Lesson: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing Begins: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25.00 in advance (by February 29)
 At the door: $30.00

Advance tickets may be ordered by sending a check or money order to:

PO Box 2321
Alameda, CA 94501

You may also purchase tickets until February 29 with a credit card using the PayPal system:

Tickets will be sent to you via email when we receive payment.

Shall we dance?! Join Ellen and the Something Wonderful Band for an Enchanted Evening of vintage ballroom dance, celebrating the Broadway musical masterpieces of Richard Rodgers and his greatest lyricists, Oscar Hammerstein & Lorenz Hart.  Dance magical waltzes, lively Swing, romantic Fox Trots, exhilarating Polkas, set dances, mixers, and other popular ballroom dances to music from Rogers' greatest Broadway hits, including "Oklahoma," "Carousel," " South Pacific," "The King & I," "Flower Drum Song," "The Sound of Music," "Pal Joey," "The Boys from Syracuse," and "Babes in Arms."  This is absolutely gorgeous music to dance to and sing along with! Our wonderful band leader, Ms. Ellen Hoffman, is familiar to many of you for her piano wizardry and musical direction at the annual Dickens Fair.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, there will be a pre-ball vintage ballroom dance class at 7 pm, and formal dancing to live music runs from 8 pm to midnight. No partners required and all country and set dances will be taught and called.

Vintage or modern evening dress is admired but not required. Costumes from any of the Rogers & Hammerstein or Rodgers & Hart shows are also very welcome.  Come as a cowboy or rancher's gal from "Oklahoma," a World War Two naval officer or nurse from "South Pacific," a turn of the century beauty or beau from "Carousel," a stylish Mid-Victorian from "The King and I," a glamorous 1930s socialite or playboy from "Pal Joey," a zany Ancient Greek from "The Boys from Syracuse, etc., etc. etc., or anyone from "The Sound of Music" who isn't a Nazi!

There will be a no host bar, light refreshments (your potluck contributions will be greatly appreciated), and some staged performances from our favorite Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals at intermission.


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