On the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
This December, the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, drama students at Redmond High School step into the hearts and minds of the people who experienced the abrupt plunge into war. A Pearl Harbor Christmas depicts how the home front responded to the news that Japan had decimated the US Pacific Fleet.
Drama students and JROTC cadets at Redmond High dedicate this production to community veterans and offer free admission to all men and women who have ever or currently serve in the armed forces. The school will provide special close-in parking to World War II and Korean War veterans, with JROTC cadets escorting them to their seats.
Play-goers participate as the studio audience to this authentic 1940s radio play. A Pearl Harbor Christmas showcases big band swing favorites like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree and You’re a Lucky Guy. The radio variety show features the torch song Stormy Weather and that touchstone of wartime hope, The White Cliffs of Dover. Live sound effects and period advertising bring us back to a time when doctors chatted up the health benefits of cigarettes and beauticians used Listerine to control dandruff.
The nation commemorates Pearl Harbor Day December 7, 2016. A Pearl Harbor Christmas opens December 8 at 7pm. Performances on December 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16 at 7pm and a Saturday matinee December 10 at 2pm.
Admission prices are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults, Veteran attend free of charge. Purchase tickets online at http://redmondhs.seatyourself.biz.
A Pearl Harbor Christmas is written and directed by Pat Kruis Tellinghusen. Redmond High School teacher Ben Lawson directs the band, Master Singer Russ Seaton directs the vocals, with choreography by Michele Mejaski.