The Gang's All Here

Screened outdoors at dusk, courtesy of Three Dollar Bill, this 1943 musical was directed by Busby Berkeley, though "orchestrate" might be a better word for the festivities. Carmen Miranda, Alice Faye, the dancing Nicholas brothers, and Benny Goodman plus his band are involved in the GI-falls-for-a-chorus-girl plot. Song and dance numbers include "I've Got a Girl in Kalamazoo," "The Polka Dot Polka," and, of course, "The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat" (and I think you know who that is.) Your outdoor dancing is encouraged. Carmen would'e wanted it that way. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

Fri., Aug. 15, 2008

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