In celebrating a career that spans eight decades, Marge Champion
steps back into the limelight to tell her story toRichard Skipper
Celebrates) who interviews celebrities by broadcast, podcast, newspaper column, blog and in a live setting such as the Spiral Theater Studio, to get the essence of the artist's complete body of work. No one in Manhattan is interviewing the performer quite like Richard Skipper
is today. And now Marge Champion
s telling Richard her story.
The beautiful dancer Marge Champion
, known well for the great team of Marge and Gower Champion
in those great MGM movie musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, will tell her story of being there in that great era, who she knew, and how she knew them. And she knew them ALL!
Miss Champion is well-known to film audiences worldwide to this day. Starring with her late husband Director/choreographer Gower in "Show Boat", "Everything I Have is yours" and "Lovely to look At", the Champions became the stars of these films with their beautiful dancing as art set to music. (Gower Champion
, Marge's husband, is well-remembered as the great director of "Hello, Dolly" and "42nd Street".)
There are some items about Miss Champion that you might not have known, which will make you want to learn more. For example, before teaming with Gower, Marge had a long history with the Walt Disney
Studios. As a matter of fact, Marge was hired by Walt Disney
as a dance model for their very first animated feature film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937). Her movements were used to enhance the animated Snow White's movements to simulate reality. She later modelled in the same fashion for the Blue Fairy in "Pinocchio", Maid Marion in "Robin Hood" and the Dancing Hippo in "Fantasia".
On Sunday, October 5th at 5:00 PM, Marge Champion
and Richard Skipper
will sit down at the Spiral Theater Studio to discuss Marge's vast and wonderful career and how she is doing today, at 95 years young. A Q&A with the audience and "meet and greet" follows.Richard Skipper
Celebrates No stranger to the greats in the entertainment world, Mr. Skipper under the banner ofRichard Skipper
Celebrates has rubbed elbows, chatted up and interviewed theater, film, television and cabaret greats for the past two decades running. Known for his hands-on approach, look no further than Richard Skipper
Celebrates! Richard has conducted over 700 interviews celebrating people in the arts. In January of 2014, Richard brought cast members together from the original cast of Hello, Dolly, and the companies led by Miss Carol Channing
for a two-day special event in New York.
A raconteur in the fashion of Jack Paar, David Frost
and Dick Cavett
, Richard Skipper
has conducted on-stage interviews with Julie Budd
, Carol Channing
, Eileen Fulton
, Jackie Joseph
, Sondra Lee
, Tommy Tune
, Ron Young
, Anita Gillette
and many more luminaries.
The evening with Marge Champion
and Richard Skipper
will begin with a Champagne reception at 5:00 PM, and interview of Marge Champion
promptly at 5:30 PM. A "meet and greet" will follow. Tickets are $35.00. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to benefit the Spiral Theater Studio: Please see their Mission Statement.
NEW LOCATION! The Spiral Theater Studio is now located at 300 West 43rd Street (off of 8th Avenue), Room 603, New York, NY 10036. Seating is Limited. An RSVP is highly recommended. Call 845-365-0720.