It’s 1944, backstage and onstage at a military base in the South Pacific (a warm and welcome respite this time of year!). A much-awaited USO performance threatens to cancel before it premiers because the main act, the top-of-the-charts Andrew Sisters, are no-shows. But the show must go on, so three stagehands — winsome brothers who are limelight wanna-bes — dress the part and impersonate their female idols. To everyone’s enjoyment, the male trio handsomely harmonizes and dandily dances (in heels, no less!) to twenty-nine songs the Andrew Sisters made famous, including memorables like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” “Slow Boat to China,” and more.
The Andrew Brothers – that’s right, brothers, not sisters – is a high-energy, musical salute to our heroes of WWII. It’s also silly slapstick with some fun-tastic audience participation. Complemented by a super-talented lead singer and 8-piece orchestra, theirs is a performance that won’t soon be forgotten by America’s jiving GIs – or you.
So “Shoo Shoo Baby” over to Colonial Heights and take in this delightful show full of heroes for the holidays!
The Andrews Brothers runs through December 31 at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. This jukebox musical is appropriate for music lovers of all ages. For showtimes and tickets, go here.
Theatre admission is $38, plus a service charge. An optional buffet dinner precedes the show, with buffet-and-theatre combo priced $55, plus a service charge and meal tax. Senior, military, student, and group rates are available, and reservations are recommended. However, if you’re willing to take a chance, $20 RUSH Tickets may be available at the door, one hour or less prior to any performance.