Swingtime Canteen

 

Opening July 19

The Middlebury Community Players’ revival of Swingtime Canteen, the “Star Spangled Musical Hit,” a glorious recreation of a USO show at the front in 1944. “The Greatest Generation” pulls together to save the world – and it does it to the beat of the Andrews Sisters and the big bands. Swingtime Canteen fondly looks back to a time universally heralded as America’s finest hour.

“We’re in a war, ladies, and we’ve got to win!”

After 17 years with MGM, still-glamorous movie legend Marian Ames and her friends are entertaining the troops. Get ready for the rip-roaringest canteen show of them all as these 1940s women prove their mettle while they sing over 30 vintage classics from the World War II era. Laughs, tears, emotional fireworks, air raids and a celebration of women during the war punctuate this hilarious and heart-warming story. Songs include: “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” “Sentimental Journey,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and many more.

Director-Douglas Anderson 

Musical Director-Lindi Bortney

Producers-Dora Greven, Justin Bouvier

Stage Manager-Mary Longey

Production Assistants-Louise Vojtisek, Algy Layden

Starring: Meg Guilfoy, Nikki Juvan, Lisa Powell, Liz Cleveland, and Julie Banach, with “The Yorkshire Puddings” chorus: Kendra Gratton, Kate Gridley, Gail Isenberg, Monica McEnerny, Leila McVeigh, Kathleen Smith and Cathy Walsh and a ‘USO band’ conducted by Dorothy Robson.

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Tickets $20 available through Town Hall Theater Box Office

802-382-9222 Monday through Saturday, noon to 5pm or online at townhalltheater.org

Performances at Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, VT

Thursday-Saturday, July 19-21 at 8 pm

Matinees Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22 at 2 pm

www.middleburycommunityplayers.org