Music in the Morning presents

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire

An all singing, all dancing tribute to the man who went on to become the most famous dancer of all time.

30 Apr – 30 Apr

In his first screen test for Hollywood, Fred Astaire didn’t make the cut. Why? He was told he ‘can’t sing, can’t act, slightly balding and can dance a little’. And boy, did he show them! Becoming Debbie Reynolds’ ‘dream dancer’, becoming the dancer Gene Kelly compared to Cary Grant and forming one half of the most well-known dancing duo Fred & Ginger.......

A Fine Romance will take you on a journey from Fred’s humble beginnings on Broadway, all the way to his Hollywood days and on screen romances with his many leading ladies, including Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth and of course Ginger Rogers.

A show with a big heart, capturing the story of a dancing legend and an all-round entertainer who was and still is, adored by millions of fans around the world.

With beautiful costumes, plenty of glitz, extraordinary dancing and of course, the timeless music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, the Gershwins.

Starring the wonderfully talented cast of Jeremy Hinman and Hillary Moulder, accompanied by Ben Taylor on piano.

"For any lovers of the musical movies of yesteryear and the stunning dancing the era was renowned for, this is a must see show which explains why it is having such a successful time touring around Australia and bringing the magic of this brilliant dancer to audiences around the country" - Standing Innovation

"This masterpiece is a complete delight, taking you down memory lane, where men dressed in top hats and tuxedos, smiled politely, and danced with grace, flair and elegance. Take a trip back in time and sprinkle a little Astaire magic into your life!"- The Plus Ones

Music in the Morning concert springs open at 10am with a FREE morning tea, where the audience can meet and mingle in a relaxed setting before the live music begins at 11am. 

Aged Care Group Bookings
For groups of 12 or more from nursing homes and/or aged care facilities, a group discount of $22 per ticket per show is available. Please contact the Box Office direct on (02) 4224 5999 or email

If you don’t want to miss any of the fabulous concerts as part of the Music in the Morning program, for only $22 per person you can choose the 4 -Show package for only $88 - a saving of $20. Offer expires 26 February 2018.

Central location
All shows are held at the iconic Wollongong Town Hall (Cnr Crown & Kembla Streets), located within Wollongong's vibrant and accessible Arts Precinct. Wheelchair access, mobility assistance and hearing assistance are available.

Wheelchair Seating
If Wheelchair accessible seating is required please advise Box Office at time of booking.


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Venue Information

Wollongong Town Hall, Main Auditorium


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Cast & Creative Team

Margaret Fisk

Director & Choreographer
Jeremy Hinman

Musical Arrangements
Shannon Whitelock


All Tickets: $27
Group 8+: $24
4 Show Package: $22

A per transaction fee of $6.95 applies for phone and online bookings.

Performance Times
General Public:
Mon 30 Apr 11am

Running Time
Approx. 1 hr 20 mins (no interval)

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