The Great Gatsby

This show entwines the fun and fringing of the flappers from the unique and liberated Roaring '20s and the glamorous Fred Astaire image that brought a touch of hope and a great deal of style and class to the depression era of the 1930s. We incorporate music from the Baz Luhrmann film, The Great Gatsby and also other renditions of the great 1920s style music. Various show options are listed below.

Options

 

FLASH MOB GATSBY:  30 minutes meet and greet plus 6 minutes flash mob

Two girls in 1920s show girl outfits welcome your guests whilst two undercover flash mob waiters circulate amongst your guest.  Suddenly, out of nowhere, our two 'waiters' grab the show girls and the flash mob floor show begins...

The Flash Mob show itself is a two song, 7 minute show, however, depending on the date of your event, we can add a final surprise to the show as our live vocalist makes her grand entrance in an elaborate show girl outfit and sings "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" whilst involving your whole party in the festivities. Please contact us for further information.

  1. Bang Bang
  2. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

Your guests will then be encouraged to take to the floor and dance with our cast members for a two song encore.

 

GATSBY GOLD: two floor shows over a two hour period plus 30 minutes meet & greet. Each show is 7 minutes in length and the main show description is as mentioned in the show brief.

 

GATSBY SILVER SET SHOW: one complete, full show

Cast of 5-8.

If you would prefer just the one act/show for your event, the show order will be as follows:

  1. Embraceable You (sung live)
  2. Charleston Interlude (flappers)
  3. Where The Wind Blows (sung live) Comical interactive song
  4. Puttin' on The Ritz
  5. Vintage inspired flapper fan dance solo – very glamorous, ‘tease’ number
  6. Back to Black (sung live)
  7. Crazy In Love (flapper show girls)
  8. Bang Bang (gangster guys & gals)
  9. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (sung live)

 

5.  GATSBY BRONZE: a highlights show for the smaller budget

Cast of 3 or 4 performers.

A 6 minute,  4 song show featuring our cast dancing with your guests and taking photos with them after the show.

If you would prefer just the one act highlights show for your event, the show order will be as follows:

  1. Charleston Interlude (flappers)
  2. Flapper fan dance solo – very glamorous, vintage ‘tease’ number
  3. Crazy in Love (vintage show girls)
  4. Optional - Where the Wind Blows (sung live)
  5. Bang Bang (gangster guys & gals)
  6. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (live vocals as an option)

 

The following options may also be added to any of our above packages:

 

6.  PHOTO BOOTH – optional roving beauties before the show to meet, greet and take stunning pictures with your guests upon arrival.

You can book the '20s glamour, for an extra hour call time, have them roving around or positioned at the entrance of your venue/event. Feel free to instruct them as you please (within reason, of course).

7.  1920s JAZZ BAR SINGER :

Our 1920s Jazz Bar vocalist is the perfect way to set the mood of your dinner or special event right from the start. Beginning early in the evening or in between the shows at meal time: our beautiful, sultry lounge singer will perform either one or two sets singing softly in the background to backing tracks.

  1. Feeling Good
  2. At Last
  3. Embraceable You
  4. Valerie
  5. Son Of A Preacher Man
  6. Back To Black
  7. Where The Wind Blows

...and many more

 

This is the brief for the two act, GATSBY GOLD show. There will be an interval between the acts. We have far more options available for this show as listed below so that you can customise and alter the show to your exact requirements. Please click here to see the options or email us with a brief rundown of your event details and allow our choreographer to suggest a tailored package for you.

 Flapper Collage

ACT ONE: Flappers and Fun. (male and female mixed)

(approx 7 minutes in duration)

Our show begins with the very well known dance from the 1920s, The Charleston. These quirky dancers, dressed in black, fringed outfits, enter the room with the traditional, high energy Charleston dance, moving in a group to the main stage where they playfully dance The Charleston. The mood then shifts to a sultry solo vocalist singing Where The Wind Blows, where a stunning solo vocalist roves in between your guests serenading your guests and creating a little flirtatious comic relief to remember. Finishing with some fun, the floor show builds to a climax, celebrating the Roaring '20s with an upbeat, commercial Charleston routine to the new rendition of Crazy In Love from The Great Gatsby.

  1. Charleston Interlude (flappers)
  2. Where The Wind Blows (sung live)
  3. Crazy In Love (flapper show girls)

ACT TWO: Gangsters and Grins

(approx 7 minutes in duration)

gatsby image 2This section of the show opens with the fabulous Puttin' On The Ritz, a playful show routine with the ubiquitous hats and canes and incorporating faux tap dancing, humour and optional interaction with your guests. Puttin' On The Ritz is a timeless classic written and published in 1929 by Irving Berlin, from the 1930 musical of the same name. The title derives from the American slang expression, referring to people who would dress up very fashionably and socialise at the swanky Ritz Hotel...kind of Gangnam Style for the '20s. The original version of Berlin's song makes mocking reference to the fad of the time of the flashily-dressed, but poor, black Harlemites who would parade up and down the infamous Lenox Avenue (now known as Malcolm X Boulevard), true to the lyrics in the song: "Spending ev'ry dime / For a wonderful time".

Our show then shoots forward to the present-day release of The Great Gatsby and the track Bang Bang; a song that fuses the '20s with the ‘now’. Finishing on an upbeat high, A Little Party Never Killed Nobody, another Great Gatsby release, our performers continue the gangster feel with an energetic ‘commercial dance’ style routine. The dancers will also offer your guests to opportunity to dance with them at the conclusion of the routine, and encourage them to experience the feel, fun and flair of the 1920s.

  1. Puttin' On The Ritz
  2. Bang Bang (gangster guys & gals)
  3. A Little Part Never Killed Nobody (sung live)