Direct from touring the nation, three New York City-based singers bring the Sandhills “America’s Sweethearts,” an evening of classic Broadway and a salute to those who serve through three part harmony.
The trio will perform Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Hannah Center Theatre on the campus of The O’Neal School, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines.
America has loved the swinging sounds of female close-harmony groups even before The Andrews Sisters hit the airwaves with “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon” in 1937, but the Sandhills audience will hear those great vintage songs with fresh ears when America’s Sweethearts take the stage with their new and vibrant show.
These women have performed across the USA in such iconic places honoring veterans (the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, the WASP Museum) as well as large venues and cabaret spaces, getting crowds tapping their feet to hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” as they celebrate history through their crystal-clear harmony and colorful costumes.
With selections from the Great American Songbook, classic Broadway, pop tunes from the 1950’s and jazz, you are sure to be charmed, delighted and thrilled with their song stylings and musical selections.
“Some of the songs you may hear include “Sing Sing Sing,” It’s My Party,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Blues in the Night,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “Fever,” “I Will Follow Him” and an armed forces medley the likes of which you never heard,” says Dr. Michael Pizzi of Sandhills Repertory Theatre. “We hope you will come out and show your support for our many local heroes and their families while enjoying a special evening of song by some of New York City’s finest singers.”
The Sandhills Repertory Theatre is committed to donating a percentage of net profits of all of their shows to establish the Sandhills Theatre Arts in the Schools (STARTS) fund, a fund to help support the theatre arts in all Moore County public schools. “Research, including my own, has shown how the theatre arts enhances learning, creates social networks and builds resilience, team building, self esteem and confidence in kids. Performing arts in general fosters creativity and imagination and strengthens neurological links, which, in turn, enables learning and supports academics. Most people enjoy the arts so it is important to support the arts — either through attending performances, sponsoring a show or simply volunteering to help us develop a sustainable theatre organization with a focus on musicals.”
Tickets are still available at the following locations: The Given Library (Pinehurst Village – senior tickets only and cash or check only), Nature’s Own (Southern Pines – ALL ticket types cash or check only), and online at www.sandhillsrep.org (all ticket types available). Tickets are $35 general admission (18-64), $32 senior/military/Moore county active teachers (senior 65 and older), and $20 student (under 18). If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door for $45.
“The Frank Sinatra Songbook” show Sept 20-22 has tickets available online now and at locations after Aug. 9.
If anyone would like to volunteer, be a donor or sponsor, or get on the mailing list, please email Dr. Michael Pizzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.