The Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council is pleased to announce they will be producing a “1940’s USO-style Christmas Show and Dessert” on December 12 at the Masonic Square – Red Room in Marquette at 7:30 pm and at the Negaunee Eagles Aerie #1844 on December 18. Cookies & bars will be provided by Midtown Bakery of Negaunee. Two dollars of each ticket sold will be donated to the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight.
Come celebrate the season by harking back to an oft forgotten era of innocence and sacrifice as PAAC star Jacob Laitenen (Beauty & the Beast/Putnam County Spelling Bee) tries to channel his inner Bob Hope to lead you through this Sara Perfetti (Cinderella (Calumet)/Oklahoma 2016) directed, and accompanied, musical review of popular military tunes and seasonal hits up to the 1940’s.
Come see your favorite PAAC players sing many of your favorite Christmas classics such as White Christmas, Winter Wonderland and I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Andrew “Bear” Tyler) as a group or as featured solos, as well as duets including Brady Skewis (Beauty & the Beast/Putnam County Spelling Bee) & Eliisa Gladwell (Beauty & the Beast/director – Rocky Horror Show) swapping roles for sometimes controversial “Baby it’s Cold Outside.” Mixed in with those classics are popular military anthems and love songs of World War II, including Boogie, Woogie Bugle Boy (Perfetti, Julie Rexford, Leslie Sollid), Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning (Craig Grabarczyk & Erik Kuhnle), Ma She’s Making Eyes and Me, There Is Nothing Like a Dame (South Pacific) and more.
Two dollars from each ticket will be donated to the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. The Upper Peninsula’s hub of the National Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight has completed 9 missions to date with the most recent occurring in September of this year.
Tickets for these unforgettable performances are $12 and include beverage* and dessert from Midtown Bakery. They are available at the Historic Vista Theater Box Office at the Vista Thrift Shop in Negaunee (both shows), Rare Earth Goods in Ishpeming (Negaunee Show ONLY), and Snowbound Books in Marquette (Marquette Show ONLY) until the day before the show. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. Seating is limited so your tickets early.
For further information please contact the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council at (906) 475-7188.
*A cash bar will be available at the Eagles Club Aerie 1844 in Negaunee.