A Madcap Musical Salute to the Swinging ’40s
Created by Roger Bean
A USO show is threatened with cancellation when a certain famous trio of singing sisters fails to show, and it’s up to three earnest and determined stagehands to go on with the show! The Andrews Brothers is filled to the brim with over 25 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including the showstoppers “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Slow Boat to China,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.” Mistaken identities and madcap adventures—imagine Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in a road movie of Some Like It Hot—along with the music of an entire generation highlight this wonderful valentine to the heroes of World War II.
“Pick of the Week!” –Greater Milwaukee Today/Time Out
“An incredibly entertaining musical show!” –Wisconsin Public Radio, WHAD-FM
“The ‘Good War’ had a great score, and some of the best WWII jukebox tunes are drafted for Roger Bean’s The Andrews Brothers, a splashy sendup of a South Pacific USO tour. High spirits, combined with an essential respect for America’s wartime experience, prompted smiles galore.” –Variety
“What sets this apart from most jukebox tuners is the seamless way Bean integrates evergreen 1940s tunes into a clever story line. The slapstick antics of the consummate cast elevate the piece beyond a nostalgic songfest. Critic’s Pick!” –Back Stage
“No-holds-barred goofiness! Pleasingly silly amusement. Roger Bean understands that drag still packs a punch.” –Los Angeles Times