Celebrating the great song and dance men of Hollywood

Just A Couple of Song and Dance Men is all about the famous male dancers of the Hollywood Movie Musicals, their songs, their life and their dancing, particularly their dancing.

The show is a 80 minute musical cabaret, currently starring Shay Debney and Mikey Halcrow (both from The Wizard of Oz). Together they tell the stories of, and sing and dance their way through, the great bygone era in a performance that channels Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Danny Kaye and many more..… .accompanied by Shanon Whitelock on a grand piano.

With songs like Be A Clown, Pennies From Heaven, Mr Bojangles, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and so many more, it is a whirlwind ride with one memorable song after another, all guaranteed to make your audience smile.

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Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
D, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party
4 - male performers x 2, piano accompanist and company stage manager
Considerations

Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men is a family friendly show, easy to bump in and out and is very flexible in terms of staging and lighting. The show can be easily adapted to suit most venues.

JTM Productions is a small family company based in Melbourne. It's Executive Producer, Margaret Fisk has been involved in the event industry for over 35 years staging, managing and producing large scale conferences, concerts, industry nights, product launches, choral activities and theatre / musical theatre and cabaret productions.

JTM Productions started touring in 2014 with its show CALIFORNIA DREAMING – THE MUSIC OF THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS which undertook several tours across Australia (2014, 2015, 2016) including touring New Zealand. Other shows include CAROLE KING – The Songbook Of Her Life which went on to tour Australia after launching at the Arts Centre in Melbourne and A FINE ROMANCE: The Magic of Fred Astaire which wowed audiences across Australia in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 2018 sees JUST A COUPLE OF SONG AND DANCE MEN touring to VIC, QLD and SA as well as touring to WA, VIC and QLD during 2019. PRACTICALLY PERFECT – The Music of Julie Andrews also toured in 2018 and has an extensive tour in 2019. In addition, her latest show A NIGHT IN VEGAS will be seen in 2018 and 2019 and DE-LOVELY The Life and Music of Cole Porter and REMEMBERING FRED AND GINGER (a whirlwind trip through their 10 movies) are currently in pre-production ready for late 2019/2020 tours.


Unique Selling Point

The show appeals to a wide range of people due to its dance and music content. Those who like musical theatre are attracted to the show because of its cabaret/musical format. Those more mature audience members enjoy the songs and the stories of legends that they grew up with. Those who love dancing, particularly tap dance and soft shoe appreciate the style of dancing in the show.

With a great story about the legendary male performers of the golden age of Hollywood, fantastic dance routines and memorable music, this show has it all.

Marketing Materials

Readily available marketing tools available include:

Promotional Trailer, folio of marketing and production images, press release, poster and flyer templates, behind the scenes images and videos, interviews with cast and creatives, audio files and Pull- up Banner. A dropbox folder is established so that venues can easily obtain all marketing assets. We can also create posters specific for each venue if required.

Community Engagement

We are committed to providing opportunities for local organisations/communities to participate in the Arts. Our community engagement programs include a range of activities suitable for all abilities that can be specifically tailored for the local community.

  • Sharing Stories - our Post Show Meet and Greet series

  • Pre/Post Show Q & A Performers are available for a Q & A with performing arts schools or upper secondary school students to discuss about being a performer, touring and coping within the arts industry.

  • Tap / Percussion / Dance Workshops / Masterclass – these are tailored to the participants and in the past we have provided workshops for a range of ages and abilities. These have included working with the venue to provide basic tap or a masterclasses where participants learn a routine from the show, providing a tap and movement workshop in Aged Care Facilities, Retirement Homes or Special Schools, classes for Dance Schools and Special Interest Groups, even a movement session specifically for those who have Dementia.