JONESBOROUGH REPERTORY THEATRE
About the Theatre
Directed by: Jennifer Schmidt
Choreography by: Kristin Belisle
June 28 - June 29 at 8 pm
June 30 and July 1 at 2 pm, 5 pm & 8 pm
July 5 & 6th at 8 pm
July 7 & 8 at 2 pm, 5 pm & 8 pm
JRT’s productions of the USO are portrayed as live radio broadcasts. People of the 40s clung to their radios. The radio, much like our TV’s today, was the center of a home. Radios were the primary means of immediate communication for a world in war. That’s hard for us to imagine in our world of 24 hour cable news.
According to one historical source, "Early in 1941, entertainment industry professionals helped the USO begin ‘Camp Shows’ with the entertainers waiving pay and working conditions to bring live entertainment to the troops at bases within the United States. With America's entry into World War II, ‘USO Camp Shows’ expanded to bring live entertainment to Americans fighting overseas."
Come out to celebrate with family and friends as WJRT radio station takes you back with 40’s music and dance. You'll hear classic 40s hits like Rosie the Riveter, Route 66, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and so much more. JRT ends the show with a salute to our veterans through the Armed Forces Medley.
Bob Browning Ben Bolt
Jill Janaitis Dieter Hillje
Ashley Hofer Josh Baldwin
Marvin Glover Lexi Turner
Lucas Schmidt David Hutton
Kim Jones Kristin Smith
Roxanne Halford Shelley Bolt
Sharon Squibb Janette Gaines
Jennifer Schmidt DJ Smith
Heather Allen Hannah Jeffress
For more information about this show, contact JRT at 423.791.4440
For information on tickets or to make a reservation, please call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010. Ticket prices: $14.00 for General Admission and $12.00 for Seniors (ages65+) and Students. Group discounts (+15) can be arranged by calling the Visitors Center 423.753.1010.
Tickets may also be purchased online at www.jonesboroughtn.org
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is located at 125½ West Main Street, Jonesborough, across from Jonesborough Presbyterian Church, next door to the Historic Eureka Inn. We hope to see you there!
125½ West Main Street
Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659