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Storyboard Series

The Songs of Boogie Woogie Radio Hour

Boogie Woogie Radio Hour, running until January 28, is a world premiere musical revue developed by and featuring Hedgerow favorites, Sarah Gafgen, Carl Smith, and Shaun Yates as well as some young faces–Gracie Guerin, and Joseph Colasante. The revue showcases your favorite tunes from the 1940’s such as those below. Check out their history!

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Writer: Don Raye and Hughie Prince

Recorded: January 2,1941

Released: January 1941

This song was first used as propaganda to encourage U.S. citizens to be a part of the peacetime draft a year before the United States had even entered World War 2.

When You Wish Upon A Star

Writer: Leigh Harline

Recoded: 1939

Released: 1940

The original version was sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket, and is heard over the opening credits and in the final scene of the film Pinocchio. The song has since become the representative song of The Walt Disney Company.

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Writer and Composer: Mack Gordon and Harry Warren

Recorded: 1941

Released: 1941

It was originally recorded as a big-band/swing tune by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra and featured as an extended production number in 20th Century Fox’s 1941 movie, Sun Valley Serenade. The Glenn Miller recording became the #1 song across the United States on December 7, 1941, and remained at #1 for nine weeks on the Billboard Best Sellers chart.

Puttin’ On the Ritz

Writer: Irving Berlin

Recorded: May 1927

Released: July 1928

It was introduced by Harry Richman and chorus in the musical film Puttin’ On the Ritz (1930). According to The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin, this was the first song in film to be sung by an interracial ensemble.The title derives from the slang expression “to put on the Ritz”, meaning to dress very fashionably. The expression was inspired by the opulent Ritz Hotel.

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Written by: June Hershey and Don Swander

Recorded 1941

Released: 1942

There were no fewer than five versions in the Billboard charts in 1942. “Deep in the Heart of Texas” spent five weeks at the top of Your Hit Parade in 1942 during its twelve week stay.

The first performance of Boogie Woogie Radio Hour is Thursday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m.  The show signs off Sunday January 28, at 2 p.m. Catch it while you can!

Tickets are $20. Price includes all fees and are subject to change. For reservations or more information, call 610-565-4211 or visit www.HedgerowTheatre.org. Hedgerow Theatre is located at 64 Rose Valley Road in Rose Valley (near Media).

Storyboard Series: The Hobbit

 

 

 

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY J.R.R. Tolkein 

Storyboard: The Hobbit™

 

aDAPTED & Directed by Matthew windham

Art by Phoebe Titus

Video by David Titus

Performance Dates April 6 to April 22

All tickets $20

 Tickets an Times

See one of the great modern classics brought to life by the talents of the Hedgerow Theatre Company and the art of Phoebe Titus in Storyboard: The Hobbit.

Go on one of the greatest journeys ever penned, in one night! With the help of the Wizard Gandalf, a reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, leaves his unambitious life behind to assist a spirited group of Dwarves on an Unexpected Journey to reclaim their home from the Dragon Smaug the Magnificent. Along the way, an even greater story is laid as Baggins discovers a magic ring and a creature more dangerous than Smaug…

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, leaves his unambitious life behind with the wizard Gandalf to assist a spirited group of dwarves on an unexpected journey to reclaim their home from the dragon Smaug the Magnificent. Along the way, an even greater story is laid as Baggins discovers a magic ring and a creature more dangerous than Smaug.

The story is an episodic quest illustrated by Phoebe Titus and animated by David Titus. The team creates all of the creatures described in Tolkien’s geography, with the vocal talents of the Hedgerow Company bringing all the magic to life.

Tolkien’s tale is one of growth and heroism, combining archetypes and fantasy to create an epic tale of adventure. Bilbo gains a new level of maturity and wisdom by casting aside comfort and accepting the call to adventure, surviving alongside the warriors by using wits and common sense.

The story climaxes in the Battle of the Five Armies, an amazing battle where many of the characters and creatures from earlier chapters re-emerge to aid the troupe in their quest. Go on one of the greatest journeys ever penned, from the Shire to the Lonely Mountain all in one night!

The first performance of Storyboard: The Hobbit is Friday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m and the final performance is Sunday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m.

All tickets are $20. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $18. Prices include all fees and are subject to change. For reservations or more info, call 610-565-4211 or visit www.HedgerowTheatre.org. Hedgerow Theatre is located at 64 Rose Valley Road in Rose Valley (near Media).

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