Swingin' the Standards: Excerpts From Devotedly, Sincerely Yours & More
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The last date listed for Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO was Sunday June 23, 2013 / 3:00pm.
*“Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO”
*Written and performed by the younger of the Pearlman Sisters, Samantha Joy Pearlman, Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO is an original theatrical work about a courageous female starlet of the United Service Organization (USO) who risked her life to entertain American troops overseas during World War II. This swingin’ big band compilation of archival texts and songs investigates war as experienced by a “soldier in greasepaint.” At first glance, the show seems like only an educational nostalgic trip into the 1940’s. Surprisingly, with its nationalistic rhetoric and pro-war tone, it becomes a mirror for present-day America, reflecting upon the important themes of war and peace, woman as subject or object, the protection of the soldier’s morale and shifts in American cultural values.
*Tina Siciliano began her public performing career at age six, when she wowed the audience at a local talent competition and won the top prize with a performance of “Over The Rainbow”. Six years later, at 12 years old, she continues to captivate audiences and is often referred to as “the little girl with the big voice.” She is the youngest person ever to perform at a NJ Nets halftime show at the Prudential Center, where she sang for a crowd of 12,000 people. Tina recently performed at the annual Sinatra Tribute show accompanied by the renowned Red Bank Jazz Orchestra at the famous Count Basie Theatre
“2011 Sinatra Idol” *Greg Myers
*Greg Myers has been a singer, musician and actor for over 30 years. In the annual singing contest in Frank Sinatra’s hometown of Hoboken, Greg was crowned the 2011 Sinatra Idol, earning perfect scores from all five judges. During the day he is a Management Consultant from Plainfield, NJ, but spent most of 2010 in Philadelphia on assignment. He loves traveling to explore the best in local cuisine, listening to Latin jazz, and studying philosophy. Greg is very honored to be singing in this amazing city.