Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire's and Ginger Rogers' world-famous dance partnership to the stage. This 2011 musical based on the 1935 film of the same name, tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. An uplifting and entertaining romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, Top Hat features fourteen songs by Irving Berlin. These include some of his greatest hits such as "Cheek to Cheek", "Puttin' on the Ritz" and "Let's Face the Music & Dance".
Top Hat the movie was made by RKO Radio Pictures in 1935 and is generally regarded as the greatest of the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance musicals.
The film contains five songs, with music and lyrics written by Irving Berlin. All of the numbers became standards and then made history when they simultaneously held five positions on the radio's new 'hit parade'.