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Swingtime Canteen

Posted by pjlunznfu on January 16, 2013 at 2:05 PM


A Star-Spangled Musical Hit!

July 5th, Wine and Cheese Reception prior to 7:30 p.m. performance [time TBA]

July 7th, Salad Luncheon prior to 2:30 matinee performance [time TBA]

July 13th and July 20th - Dinner Theatres, performances at 7:30 p.m. [Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with supper served at 6:30 p.m.]

After 17 years with MGM, still-glamorous movie legend, Marian Ames is being put out to pasture. But this is 1944 and Marian has gathered up her instrument playing gal pals from the Hollywood Canteen and headed for London to entertain the troops. Get ready for the riproaringest canteen show of them all as these are archetypal film characters from the 1940's prove their mettle while they sing over 30 vintage classics from the war years.

Laughs, tears, emotional fireworks, air raids and a celebration of women during the war punctuate this hilarious and heartwarming story. Songs include: "Don't Fence Me In, I'll Be Seeing You, Sing Sing Sing, How High The Moon, I Don't Want to Walk Without You, A Nightingale Sang in Berkely Square, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, Sentimental Journey, Apple Blossom Time", a fast paced, 12-song-Andrews Sisters medley and many many more.

Gannet papers calls the show "A musical frolic with true camp flavor" while Time Magazine hails it as, "A Wowser! An evocative balancing act of music and comedy, parody and sentiment. They make the good war sound great!" You'll love exuberant exursion back to the days of WWII. War may be hell, but at Swingtime Canteen it's still a lot of fun." - New York Times. "You'll like it enormously! I enjoyed every minute of it." The (London) Sunday Telegraph.

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