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It is the Oscar season once again and the eyes of the movie world are focused on LA and the annual glitzy award ceremony.

“And the award for the best Oscar celebration show goes to….”

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…drum roll…

JANETTE MANRARA AND ALJAŽ ŠKORJANEC

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REMEMBERING THE OSCARS TOUR 2020

Yes! Strictly Come Dancing favourites Janette and Aljaž are back with a brand new tour Remembering The Oscars. They promise to take you from the Golden Ages of Hollywood through to Disney family favourites and beyond, featuring many classic and contemporary songs. The show features a cast of some of the best dancers based in the UK, a brand new stunning stage design, wonderful costumes and a huge LED screen, with specially filmed content.

The 37-date tour begins on 22nd March 2020 and continues through April and into May. Several venues will also be hosting matinee performances including Newcastle and Billingham.

Remembering The Oscars builds on the success of Janette and Aljaž’s previous show tours Remembering Fred and the sell-out Remembering The Movies.

“While we were touring the UK with Remembering The Movies, Janette and I were constantly talking about how we could evolve the show, taking it to the next level and into the West End,” explained Aljaž Škorjanec. “Inspired by Hollywood excellence, our amazing cast will combine with outstanding production values to give our incredible audiences exactly what they deserve: the very best! We can’t wait, we are red carpet ready!”

“I can tell you right now that Remembering The Oscars will be our biggest and most ambitious production to-date,” Janette Manrara added. “We have hand-picked an incredible cast, we have some great material to work with and quite a few surprises. The Oscar-winning movies, songs, and actors that have inspired us will take this tour to another level, one that we know our audiences are going to love. To say Aljaž and I are excited about this tour is a huge understatement.”

They couldn’t be more enthusiastic about this latest venture, though. “You’re going to get a night at the Oscars,” says Aljaž. “There’s going to be all styles of dancing that even includes a little bit of Bollywood courtesy of Slumdog Millionaire.”

Says Janette: “We’ll also be reflecting some of the amazing choreography featured in films like La La Land, Flashdance and Chorus Line. It can’t be long, in our opinion, until an Oscar is awarded for best choreography.”

One of her favourite parts of the show is when she’ll get to do the slow, romantic numbers with her husband. Whichever way you slice it, Aljaž is something of a heartthrob. Is she comfortable with that? “Absolutely. In fact, I find it quite complimentary. I’m very proud of him. The way I see it, I pick up some of the kudos. Other women might lust after him but I’m the one who’s got him!”

Janette and Aljaž both joined the cast of Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 and married four years later. This is turning into a busy year for Janette as, before rehearsals begin for the tour, she is partnering 2019 Strictly champion Kelvin Fletcher on the Strictly live tour, standing in for his champion partner Oti Mabuse who has other TV commitments.

Aljaž didn’t take part in the Strictly pro/celeb tour this time round. Why not? “Simple,” he says. “Last year, incredible as it was, was so relentless. I went from tour to tour, I also was part of the Here Come The Boys tour, and then straight in to Strictly. Not counting the TV show, I did over a hundred performances in 2019. I don’t say I was heading for burn-out but I definitely needed a break.”

Does it ever occur to either Aljaž or Janette that the Strictly bubble might one day burst? ‘Every single day,’ says Aljaž. ‘Our faces may not fit any more or our bodies will start objecting to the demands we make on them. But it’s great while it lasts.’

Janette agrees. “I’d had some success in Miami where I was raised but Strictly changed our lives, no question. People talk about the Strictly Curse. Well, we see it more as a blessing. It’s why we met, it’s where we fell in love and now we’re married. I think the public likes the fact that we’re a real-life couple.”

Janette and Aljaž star in Remembering The Oscars at the following tour dates in 2020 (*indicates additional matinée performances):

March
Sunday 22 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Monday 23 Reading The Hexagon BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 24 Scunthorpe Bath Halls BOOK TICKETS
Wednesday 25 Northampton Derngate Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 26 Portsmouth Kings Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Friday 27 Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Saturday 28 Southend Cliffs Pavilion* BOOK TICKETS
Monday 30 London Peacock Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 31 London Peacock Theatre BOOK TICKETS

April

April
Wednesday 1 London Peacock Theatre* BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 2 London Peacock Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Friday 3 London Peacock Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Saturday 4 London Peacock Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 7 Guildford G Live BOOK TICKETS
Wednesday 8 Chatham Central Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 9 Birmingham Symphony Hall BOOK TICKETS
Friday 10 York The Barbican BOOK TICKETS
Saturday 11 Newcastle Theatre Royal* BOOK TICKETS
Sunday 12 Edinburgh Festival Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 14 Manchester Bridgewater Hall BOOK TICKETS
Wednesday 15 Liverpool Philharmonic BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 16 Leicester   De Montfort Hall BOOK TICKETS
Friday 17 Shrewsbury Theatre Severn BOOK TICKETS
Saturday 18 Canterbury Marlowe Theatre* BOOK TICKETS
Sunday 19 Ipswich Regent Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 21 Llandudno Venue Cymru BOOK TICKETS
Wednesday 22 Buxton Opera House BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 23 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall BOOK TICKETS
Friday 24 Carlisle Sands Centre BOOK TICKETS
Saturday 25 Perth Concert Hall BOOK TICKETS
Monday 27 Inverness Eden Court BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 28 Aberdeen Music Hall BOOK TICKETS
Wednesday 29 Billingham Forum Theatre* BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 30 Cambridge Corn Exchange BOOK TICKETS
May
Friday 1 Yeovil Octagon Theatre* BOOK TICKETS
Saturday 2 Bath Bath Forum BOOK TICKETS

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