Minnesota-born sisters LaVerne, Maxene and Patty Andrews began their recording career in the ‘30s and rose to stardom entertaining American GIs in WWII. Follow these remarkable women and their winding pathway to success which gained them more top 10 hits than the Beatles! This show includes over 20 hit songs (like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”) that’ll have you bouncing in your seat! Also included are preshow exhibits with WWII memorabilia, and a swing dance after each Saturday show. Audio-Description available Saturday, July 20.
This show was conceived and written by Beth Gilleland and Bob Beverage, based on an idea by Ron Peluso, with musical arrangements and continuity by Raymond Berg, Directed by Joy Donley, with musical direction by Michael Pearce Donley.
The cast features Haley Haupt (Patty), Sarah DeYong (Maxene), Claire Repp (LaVerne), Greg Eiden (Various roles including Bing Crosby), and Michael Pearce Donley (Vic Shoen). The band features Christopher Erickson (string bass), Adam Gauger (drums) and is led by Michael Pearce Donley (piano). The creative team includes Joy Donley (director), Michael Pearce Donley (musical director), Meg Zauner (choreographer), Kris Livingston (costume design), Nathan Farley (set and props design) and Sarah D. Pierucki (lighting design and stage manager). Grace Dunavan is the stage hand and will be appearing as “Rosie the Riveter.”
**This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.