The All Hands On Deck! Show

Friday, March 9, 2018
7:30 PM
Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center

The All Hands On Deck! Show

ALL SINGING! ALL DANCING! ALL BIG BAND! Based on Bob Hope's 1942 USO tour to the troops in the field, The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show is a new, two-act revue performed by four charismatic singer/dancer/comics and a 9-piece orchestra featuring the songs, dances, and laughs that America has loved since the '40s. From 1941 to 1945, our nation was embroiled in a great world war. Hollywood's brightest stars, directors, and screenwriters responded to the call of duty by sending our men in uniform real living entertainment.

The Setting: July 4, 1942. Act One brings a war-bond drive to "your hometown." Hosted by Ted Crosley (the Bob Hope-type) and featuring John Handley (Hollywood's favorite new tensor), Daisy Maxwell (the "sweetest girl"), and Betty Blake (the "bond bombshell"), all goes as planned until an urgent telegram informs the group that bad weather has forced a hasty departure in order to make it back to Chicago for a live radio broadcast on Armed Forces Radio. But, instead of leaving as instructed, Crosley and his gang decide to stay and do the live radio broadcast right from your theatre! Act Two becomes a live radio show complete with a live studio audience! On air antics, classic commercials, timeless songs and hilarious, impromptu skits power the radio show until the performance comes full circle with a big patriotic finish that pays tribute to both active duty and veteran members of our armed forces.

Ticket Information:

On Sale: 8:30 AM, Monday, February 26, 2018
General Public: $26 (Reserved $30)
Seniors & Children 5-17: $24 (Reserved $28)
FHSU Students: $17 (Reserved $21)

Performance Sponsored By:

The Fort Hays State University Foundation
Committed to cultivating lasting relationships with alumni, friends, corporations, and other organizations that have a passion for Fort Hays State University.

Robbins Center
One Tiger Place
Hays, KS 67601

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