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Happy feet

Get your fix of Hollywood musicals at Arsenal (Dec 12-30) as the two-week All Singing, All Dancing extravaganza takes you on a journey through the golden years of 1933-1957. Cue the swaying singalong!

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It’s the season, and if you can’t afford tickets for the Nutcracker at the Staatsoper, there’s plenty of foot-tapping going on at Arsenal as it starts All Singing, All Dancing, a two-week extravaganza of golden era Hollywood musicals. Tracing their development from screwball plot enlivener to art form, screenings start in the 1930s with Fred and Ginger in Top Hat, picking up The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) and Vincente Minnelli’s 1945 Ziegfield Follies and 1951 An American in Paris along the way before reaching an apotheosis in films such as Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and Rouben Mamoulian’s remake of Lubitsch’s Ninotchka, the 1957 classic Silk Stockings. Get your kicks …

All Singing, All Dancing. Hollywood Musicals 1933 – 1957, Dec 12-30 | Arsenal, Potsdamer Str. 2, Mitte, S+U-Bhf Potsdamer Platz.