“It is a musical valentine to MGM”

"Trading Places recreates move for move and step for step ten of the greatest partner routines from movie musicals such as Swing Time, Easter Parade, The Bandwagon, White Christmas, and Royal Wedding. 'Begin the Beguine' is not only a joyous number, it is a technical tour de force. Susan Stroman and Jeff Veazey dance in splendid harmony. When the music drops out, all you hear is the sound of taps in perfect syncopation. Seeing these wonderful numbers live and breathe off the screen is not only unforgettable, but, a first. It is a musical valentine to MGM."