Show Boat

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Show Boat


Raffertys Theatre


11 June - 13 June 2018

Event Type

Cinema Screening

Starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Agnes Moorehead and Howard Keel

Come one, come all to the Show Boat show!

Jump aboard and experience the spectacular and colourful Oscar nominated musical back on the big screen for a limited time.

When musical main attraction Julie Laverne and her husband are suddenly forced to leave the show, owner of the Cotton Blossom Show Boat Andy Hawks’ own daughter, Magnolia steps up and takes centre stage. She soon falls madly in love with roguish gambler Gaylord Ravenal and the two leave the Cotton Blossom on a honeymoon, only to enter into a tumultuous marriage.

Produced by Oscar winner Arthur Freed (An American In ParisGigi), you will marvel at the 170 foot paddle wheeler, timeless songs by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern including Ol’ Man River.

Starring Kathryn Grayson (Kiss Me Kate), Ava Gardner (Mogambo), Agnus Moorehead (BewitchedCitizen Kane) and Howard Keel (Kiss Me Kate), the show boat is the place to go.

Year: 1951
Classification: G
Distributor: Roadshow

Dates & Times:
Monday 11 June at 10:30am (Includes tea and biscuits served from 10am) (tickets online will no longer be available from Saturday 9 June, 6:30pm but will be available on the day of the event from the bar)
Wednesday 13 June at 10:30am (Includes tea and biscuits served from 10am)

Directed by
George Sidney

Produced by
Arthur Freed

Screenplay by
John Lee Mahin

Based on Show Boat by
Edna Ferber

Show Boat by
Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II

Kathryn Grayson
Ava Gardner
Howard Keel
Joe E. Brown
Marge Champion
Gower Champion
Agnes Moorehead
William Warfield

Music by
Jerome Kern

Cinematography by
Charles Rosher

Edited by
John D. Dunning

Distributed by

Ticket Options

Members Adult $12
Members Concession $9
Adult $15
Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Child Under 16 $10
Transaction fees apply
Screen $1.65


1 hour 48 minutes (No interval)

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