Tuesday, May 31, 2011

G.I. Jukebox opens June 2

Amana – The Red, White & Blue takes center stage as The Old Creamery Theatre presents G.I. Jukebox, a musical tribute to our troops, past and present. The show opens on the Main Stage Thursday, June 2 at 3 p.m.

Come and enjoy an evening or afternoon of entertainment done delightfully in WW II USO tour style with songs from the 1940s like “Moonlight Serenade,” “In The Mood,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” and of course “God Bless America.”

Written and arranged by Rick Lewis, G.I. Jukebox is directed by Tom Milligan of East Amana and features Sean McCall of Marengo, T.J. Besler of Manchester, Deborah Kennedy of East Amana and Kamille Zbanek of Ely.

G. I. Jukebox runs through July 3 and is rated Theatre G. Tickets are $27 for adults and $17.50 for students. Show times are Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Call the box office at 800-35-AMANA or visit the website at www.oldcreamery.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

In conjunction with the show, a letter writing station will be set up in the lobby of the theatre. Everything needed will be available for patrons to write a note expressing appreciation to our troops. The letter writing station is also open to the general public during our regular business hours. Letters and cards collected will be sent to members of the Iowa National Guard 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry “ Red Bull” Division, serving since August of 2010 in Afghanistan. They are part of the largest deployment of Iowa National Guard since World War II and are scheduled to return home in late summer.

“Our audience will see a wonderfully patriotic production and they can then send a letter to a service man or woman,” Milligan said. “It’ s a real win-win that will brighten everyone’s day.”

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