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The Wedding Cake Act/The Wedding Cake Act (Revised)

 
  • The Dreamland Waltz
 
  • My Broth' Sylves
    Sung by Fred Astaire

A Rainy Saturday

 

When Uncle Joe Plays A Rag On His Old Banjo
Sung, performed and played on the piano by Fred Astaire

New Songs And Smart Dances

 
  • Love Made Me A Wonderful Detective
    by Tom Snyder
    Performed by Fred and Adele Astaire
 
  • I Love To Quarrel With You
    by Irving Berlin
    Performed by Adele Astai
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Broadway

Over The Top

 
  • Music by: Charles J. Manning; Matthew Woodward; Sigmund Romberg; Herman Timberg
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • The Justine Johnson Rag (sung with Adele Astaire, The Oakland Sisters, Betty Pierce, Justine Johnson)
     
    • Where Is The Language To Tell? (sung with Adele Astaire)

The Passing Show of 1918

 
  • Songs by: Harold Atteridge, Sigmund Romberg, Jean Schwartz
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • Bring on the Girls (sung with Emily Miles, Nell Carrington, Adele Astaire, Lou Clayton, Sam White)
     
    • Quick Service (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • Squab Farm
     
    • Twit, Twit, Twit (sung with Adele Astaire)

Apple Blossoms

 
  • Songs by: William LeBaron, Fritz Kreisler, Victor Jacobi
 
  • Fred did not sing any numbers. Fred and Adele's roles were purely dancing:
     
    • On the Banks of the Bronx
     
    • A Girl, a Man, a Night, a Dance
     
    • Tambourin Chinois

The Love Letter

 
  • Songs by: William LeBaron, Victor Jacobi
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • I’ll Say I Love You (sung with Adele Astaire and ensemble)
     
    • Upside Down (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • Dreaming (sung with Adele Astaire and ensemble)

For Goodness Sake

 
  • Songs by: Arthur Jackson, William Daly, Paul Lannin; Additional Songs by George Gershwin and Ira "Arthur Francis" Gershwin
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • All to Myself (music, George Gershwin; lyrics, Arthur Francis; sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • French Pastry Walk (sung with Charles Judels and Vinton Freedley)
     
    • Oh Gee, Oh Gosh! (music, Daly; lyrics, Francis; sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • When You’re in Rome (sung with Marjorie Gateson, Charles Judels)
     
    • The Whichness of the Whatness (sung with Adele Astaire)

The Bunch and Judy

 
  • Songs by: Anne Caldwell, Jerome Kern
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • Pale Venetian Moon (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • Peach Girl (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • Every Day in Every Way (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • Times Square (sung with Adele Astaire, Ray Dooley, Patricia Clark, Johnny Dooley)
     
    • How Do You Do, Katinka? (sung with Adele Astaire)

Stop Flirting (London run of "For Goodness Sake")

 
  • Songs by: Arthur Jackson, William Daly, Paul Lannin, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • All to Myself (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • (I’ll Build a) Stairway to Paradise (music, G. Gershwin; lyrics, Buddy DeSylvia and I. Gershwin; sung with Marjorie Gordon, Austin Melford, Mimi Crawford, Henry Kendall and Adele Astaire)
     
    • Act Two Opening Chorus (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • Oh Gee, Oh Gosh! (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • The Whichness of the Whatness (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • Oom-Pah-Trot-One-Step (sung with Adele Astaire)

Lady, Be Good! (New York)

 
  • Songs by: Ira and George Gershwin
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • Hang onto Me (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
     
    • The Half of It, Dearie, Blues (sung with Kathlene Martyn)
     
 
  • Fred dances to, but does not sing:
     

    Oh, Lady Be Good! (with Adele Astaire)

Lady, Be Good! (London)

 
  • Songs by: Ira and George Gershwin
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • Hang onto Me (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
     
    • I'd Rather Charleston (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • The Half of It, Dearie, Blues (sung with Irene Russell)
     
 
  • Fred dances to, but does not sing:
     

    Oh, Lady Be Good! (with Adele Astaire)

Funny Face (New York)

 
  • Songs by: Ira and George Gershwin
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • Funny Face (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • High Hat
     
    • Let’s Kiss and Make Up (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • My One and Only (sung with Betty Compton and Gertrude MacDonald)
     

Funny Face (London)

 
  • Songs by: Ira and George Gershwin
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • Funny Face (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • High Hat
     
    • Let’s Kiss and Make Up (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • My One and Only (sung with Eileen Hatton)
     

Smiles

 
  • Songs by: Clifford Grey, Harold Adamson, Ring Lardner, Vincent Youmans
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • Say, Young Man of Manhattan
     
    • Be Good to Me (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • Anyway, We've Had Fun (sung with Marilyn Miller)
     
    • If I Were You, Love (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • I’m Glad I Waited (sung with Marilyn Miller)

The Band Wagon

 
  • Songs by: Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
    • Sweet Music (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • Hoops (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • New Sun in the Sky
     
    • I Love Louisa (sung with Adele Astaire, Company)
     
    • White Heat (sung with Adele Astaire)
     
    • The Five Star Finale (with Adele Astaire, Helen Broderick, Frank Morgan, Entire Company)
 
  • Fred dances to, but does not sing:
     

    The Beggar Waltz (with Tilly Losch)

The Gay Divorce (New York)

 
  • Songs by: Cole Porter
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
     
     
    • I’ve Got You on My Mind (sung with Claire Luce)
     
    • You’re in Love (sung with Claire Luce and Erik Rhodes)

The Gay Divorce (London)

 
  • Songs by: Cole Porter
 
  • Fred sings (and dances to):
     
     
     
    • I’ve Got You on My Mind (sung with Claire Luce)
     
    • You’re in Love (sung with Claire Luce and Erik Rhodes)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 13:06