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Victor Victoria (1982) starring Julie Andrews and James Garner; at Derek's Place

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You are invited to join us for one of my favorite musicals of all time. The review below says it all!

133 Minutes; Rated PG

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. **I have one cat in case anyone has severe cat allergies.** Let me know if you have cat allergies, and I'll put the cat in another room. Appetizers will be served including pizza, hash brown casserole, brownies, chilled shrimp and other snacks. Soft drinks and bottled water will be provided. Feel free to bring additional appetizers and beverages. Again, please park in any parking space, just not on the street. There's 6 spaces close to my unit, 10 are in the cul de sac at the end of my street, and 20 more are near the phase 2 mailboxes and the pool. Thanks! If you don't see an empty space, please come to the door, we'll show you where to park and give you a ride to and from the parking space if you need one. My cell is 615-202-4756 if you have any questions.

Review from Amazon "Blake Edwards's delightful Victor/Victoria may be one of the last of the great, old-style movie musical comedies--it is so good, it was turned into a hit Broadway stage musical years later. And both versions starred Edwards's wife Julie Andrews (the former Mary Poppins) in the title role--as Victor and Victoria. She's a down-and-out singer who hooks up with a flamboyantly gay theatrical veteran (Robert Preston), and together they become the toast of 1934 Paris by dreaming up a provocative nightclub act in which Victoria assumes the identity of a man in drag. So, in other words, Andrews plays a woman playing a man playing a woman ... and that's only the beginning of the sexual identity confusions that provide the fuel for this splendidly classy slapstick musical farce. (Yes, it's all those things.) James Garner, as a Chicago club owner, finds himself strangely besotted with this stylish, androgynous creature--even though he thinks Victor/Victoria is a man. Legendary Hollywood composer Henry Mancini (a longtime collaborator with Edwards) won his last Oscar for the score; Andrews, Preston, and Lesley Ann Warren, as Garner's cheeky girlfriend, were also nominated. Musical highlights include Victor/Victoria's sizzling "Le Jazz Hot" (in which Andrews shows off her incredible vocal range); another showstopper for Victor/Victoria, "The Shady Dame from Seville"; Preston's witty ode to "Gay Paree"; Warren's hilarious burlesque number, "King's Can-Can"; and a charmingly casual yet elegant side-by-side number, "You and Me," done in a small club by Preston and Andrews in tuxedos."