Posted by John Steils
The first two reviews are in for Swingtime Canteen and we couldn’t be happier.
On Richmond.com, Joan Tupponce raves ...
Set in an Air Force concert in 1944 London, the musical revue includes more than 30 sentimental hits made famous by everyone from The Andrews Sisters to The Benny Goodman Band.
The five actresses – Jan Guarino, Vilma Gil, Katrinah Carol Lewis, Debra Wagoner and Audra Honaker – are as adept at belting out a high-powered tune as they are at easing into a nostalgic ballad.
A Hoot! Right-on-the-Money! An Absolute Delight!
A finger snappin’, hands clappin’, toe tappin’ musical!
A Swingin’ Good Time!!
--Joan Tupponce, Richmond.com
At the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Susan Haubenstock adds her appreciation …
“Swingtime Hums with Music!
It’s London, 1944, and five American lovelies are putting on a USO concert to boost Air Force morale.
Swingtime Canteen brings back some great songs from the Big Band era, along with some lesser-known gems. It’s heart is the GREAT MUSIC.
Cute! Fresh Faced! Entertaining!
Don’t get much better than this!”
--Susan Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Tickets are going fast, so if you or yours would like to join us over the holidays for this boogie-woogie blockbuster, call the Barksdale Box Office today at 282-2620. You’ll be glad you did.