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We’re proud of the long history and success of UW Summer Theatre, which at 61 years old is the second oldest program west of the Mississippi!
This summer, our Studio and Main Stage theatres are offline in order to allow major construction to proceed in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.
So we have taken our show on the road, so to speak, and will produce SWINGTIME CANTEEN, a family-friendly and high-spirited 1940's-style USO show, in the Washington Park Bandshell for two weekends in June.
Bring your friends and family and even a picnic dinner for a fun evening of music and entertainment in the park! Tickets are on sale now!
Here's a look at our upcoming 2014 season.
By Linda Thorsen Bond, William Repicci, & Charles Busch
MUSICAL/COMEDY Join Snowy Range Summer Theatre this June for the rip-roaringest canteen show of them all! Fading MGM star Marian Ames has had four flop films in a row, and is being put out to pasture. But this is 1944 and no time for self pity. So Marian gathers up her gal pals from the Hollywood Canteen and heads for London to entertain the troops. Joining her are stand-in Jo, skittish niece Katie, solid-as-a-rock riveter Topeka, and leggy Lilly. Get ready for a memorable night as the gals sing over 30 vintage classics from WWII. Laughter, tears, emotional fireworks, air raids, and a celebration of women during the war punctuate this hilarious and heartwarming story.
Songs include: "Don't Fence Me In," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Sing Sing Sing," "How High the Moon," "I Don't Want to Walk without You," "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," "Sentimental Journey," "Apple Blossom Time," a fast paced, 12-song Andrews Sisters medley and many more. SWINGTIME CANTEEN is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.Samuel French, Inc., New York, NY.
The JUNE 19 show is FREE, our gift to the Laramie community!
"You'll love it! The chin-up spirit, the great old songs. A rendition of "I'll Be Seeing You" that could tear your heart out, and a "Sing, Sing, Sing" that has the place jumping." - The New York Times
"A must see! A must enjoy! - The New York Post
"A swinging good time! A beguiling and funny show!" - The Connecticut Post
"An exuberant excursion back to the days of World War II! War may be hell, but at Swingtime Canteen it's still a lot of fun." - The New York Times
"Delightful! Hospitality is first-rate at the Swingtime Canteen. A nice bit of nostalgia that returns the audience to the innocence and charm of a long-gone era." - The Buffalo News
JUNE 19, opening night of SWINGTIME CANTEEN, is FREE, our gift to the Laramie community.
Individual admission prices for SWINGTIME CANTEEN are:
$10.00 for general public
$7.00 for students and seniors (and children over 5)
Group Sales – 20 or more tickets, 10% off anytime.
The Performing Arts Ticket Office is located in the Lobby of the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.
HOURS: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tickets can be ordered in person at the Ticket Office, or by calling 307-766-6666 or going online to the Performing Arts Ticket Office.
PLEASE NOTE: No refunds or exchanges after ticket purchase.
Summer seating for SWINGTIME CANTEEN is general admission and first come, first served. Please arrive early to secure the best seats.