Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland & The Golden Age of Hollywood featuring Melanie Gall


Date:  Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Start Time:  7:30 pm
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The Arden Theatre
St. Albert Place
5 St. Anne Street ↗

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The Arden Theatre


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What's Happening

Judy Garland is an icon, loved as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. But in the 1930s, Winnipeg’s Sweetheart Deanna Durbin was a far greater star. A favourite of Roosevelt, Churchill, Anne Frank and even Mussolini, her first kiss made front-page news in the New York Times. Melanie Gall tells the true forgotten tale of a lifelong friendship — and rivalry — of two great stars of Old Hollywood. 

STARFest and The Arden Theatre are proud to partner for this special event which celebrates the early life of Canadian Hollywood star Deanna Durbin. Hear her greatest hits, as well as songs made famous by Judy Garland, including It’s Foolish But It’s Fun, Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year and Somewhere Over the Rainbow. 

Genre: Musical Theatre

Co-presented with                                                               Performance Sponsor

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Tickets & Information: Ticket price includes GST and handling charges; an additional convenience fee will be applied to the ticket price at point-of-sale. The Arden Theatre Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one hour prior to showtime for ticket pickup or purchase. 

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Last edited: September 18, 2023