Johnny Mercer was best known as a Tin Pan Alley lyricist, who wrote many successful hits including the title track from Charade, for which he won an Oscar. Some of his other hits include ‘THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC,’ ‘DAY IN DAY OUT,’ ‘MOON RIVER,’ ‘HIT THE ROAD TO DREAMLAND’ and ‘ONE FOR MY BABY.’
Returning to Adelaide, multiple five star cabaret performer, Brigitte Baden-Rennie, joins internationally renowned Kym Purling and his trio live on stage to perform some of his greatest hits. Then we’ll screen the Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant classic, Charade, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Charade is a classic comedic thriller where a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by Audrey Hepburn in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them. The only person she can trust is Cary Grant’s suave, mysterious stranger. Director Stanley Donen goes deliciously dark for Charade, a glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit.
1:00pm – LICENSED BAR IN THE FOYER
2:00pm – BRIGITTE BADEN-RENNIE AND THE KYM PURLING TRIO PERFORM THE HITS OF JOHNNY MERCER LIVE ON STAGE
2:40pm – INTERVAL
3:00pm – CHARADE