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  • Presented By: Elon University
  • Dates: May 2, 2019 - May 6, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West
  • 410 W. Haggard Avenue
  • Elon , NC 27244
  • Time: May 2, 3, 6: 7:30pm; May 4: 2pm & 7:30pm; May 5: 2pm
  • Price: $15, Reservations are highly recommended
  • Phone: (336) 278-5650
  • Website: Visit Website
Details

A different time is evoked in this live radio broadcast of “The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade” from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Tunes such as “Black Magic,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Our Love is Here to Stay,” “Blues in the Night” and a host of others are featured. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war is accurately captured as the station’s harassed producer copes with members of his team: a drunk lead singer, “Pops” the backstage bookmaking doorman, a delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mic and the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad. This show is 90 minutes of zany fun and classic songs from The Great American Songbook.