Venue Details

333 Star Starred
Stoneham Theatre
395 Main Street Stoneham, MA 02180
781-279-2200
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Wendy Kokernak
I had read the book when I was a girl.
The Secret Garden info Jun 02 2014 star this tip starred
Simob
Dinner at Felicia's ahead of time was great! Also an excuse to get there early and get free parking across the street.
Something's Afoot dining Mar 24 2014 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

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4.5 average rating
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10 reviews
2 stars
attended May 01 2008

Decent history of the Andrew Sisters. Musicians/actors all good. Fun. Don't think one has to know much about the era to enjoy it, but those over 50 will probably find more to smile/laugh at than those under. Sound system very good.

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18 events
14 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 03 2011

A really good show, we enjoyed it immensely. The "girls" did a wonderful job with the songs and they were great. The character called "Man" really made the show. He was his own one man show, playing just about every man there is, from various...continued

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12 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 01 2011

Great show in a terrific venue--obviously for the more senior set that would recognize WW II--the big one as Archie Bunker used to say.

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Website

http://www.stonehamtheatre.org/sistersofswing.html

Quotes & Highlights

Listen to song samples from the show.
Sisters of Swing does exactly that – a personal, witty and poignant portrait … Sisters is capable of keeping those born post-Eisenhower equally entertained.” -Miami Herald
“It was a musical night to remember … a knockout offering.” —The Daily Gazette_, Albany
“This is an ideal jukebox musical…it should keep the box office hopping.” —_South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“The audience is treated to hit after hit … the fun becomes infectious … and brings the Sisters right into our hearts.” —Daytona News-Journal
“…whirlwind and worldwide, tuneful and tragic…***1/2 stars!” _-Buffalo News _

Description

Written by Beth Gilleland and Bob Beverage

Musical Arrangements by Raymond Berg

They sold more than 90 million records, nine of them gold. They had more Top Ten hits than the Beatles or Elvis and they are still one of the best-selling female vocal groups of all time. Audiences will understand why when they see Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters.

This book musical follows sisters LaVerne, Maxene and Patty Andrews from their early days on the road through their rise as recording stars to entertaining American G.I.’s overseas to dissembling over differences. The score intermingles over twenty hit songs like “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” This show goes beyond the ordinary to offer a unique perspective into these women as human beings, showing how the events of their lives shaped who they became to the rest of the world.

In its short history, Sisters of Swing has charmed and sold out theaters in Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Oregon, Indiana, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

About the Ticket Supplier: Stoneham Theatre

Stoneham Theatre seeks to engage the communities of the Metro North region in the exploration of their common human experience through the production of vital and affecting theatre by established and emerging playwrights, the offering of comprehensive youth education programs and ongoing community outreach initiatives.

Stoneham Theatre is a cultural gathering place dedicated to strengthening community through live theatre and education. Shared stories satisfy a vital human need for connection and link us to a broader world. We produce exceptional professional theatre that invites everyone, whether they have attended theatre in the past or not, to experience this connection in a welcoming, warm environment. In addition, we further the art of live theatre by dedicating a portion of our season to new or rarely performed work. Through our educational programs, we help young people achieve excellence in the performing arts and become engaged and active members of society.