“Royal Wedding” – Remembering Jane Powell

Poster of Royal Wedding, starring Jane Powell and Fred Astaire
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
7:00 pm


We’re starting our latest John Kenrick lecture series on a nostalgic note, paying tribute to legendary entertainers who have recently passed away. Tonight we celebrate Jane Powell in “Royal Wedding”, one of her finest film roles. She starred with Fred Astaire who performed his famous “dancing on the ceiling” scene. This film is available on the Library’s Kanopy streaming service https://mmt.kanopy.com/video/royal-wedding or on DVD. Please email marylynn.becza@mmt.mainlib.org for the Zoom code to this virtual program.

Our speaker: John Kenrick has worked in the theatre at every level from amateur to Broadway, and was the personal assistant to six Tony Award-winning producers, including the team behind the original production of Rent. He has taught musical theatre at NYU’s Steinhardt School, The New School University, and Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. John’s appeared in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsday, as well as on on NPR, PBS, A&E’s Biography, BBC TV and The Travel Channel among others. He is the creator of the popular website Musicals101.com, and his books include “Musical Theatre: A History.”  “He didn’t just make me laugh – he made me care.” describes John’s lecturing style.