WALTHAM -- Glen Miller, the Andrews Sisters, Bob Hope, Kate Smith, Burns and Allen, and Abbott and Costello return to the Robinson Theatre at 617 Lexington St. on Oct. 13 and 14 as Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston brings back its popular WWII revue, "Remembering the '40s." The show will feature classic songs of the era, a tribute to the musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein, a cavalcade of stars from the Rexall Radio Hour, and the unforgettable Big Band sound, as well as the World Famous Precision Dancers, featuring 12 former Radio City Music Hall Rockettes.
Songs like "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "I'll Be Seeing You," "This Is the Army," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "There Is Nothing Like a Dame" from "South Pacific" and the title number from "Oklahoma!" take audiences on a sentimental journey through the war years and beyond. Impressionists familiar to Reagle audiences will recreate classic comic routines like Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First" and Jack Benny and Mel Blanc's "Si Sy Sue."
Performances of "Remembering the '40s" are Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $35 for adults, $32 for seniors (60 and older), and $25 for youths 5-18. Student rush seats at 50 percent off are available one hour before curtain. A valid college ID is required. This year veterans of all wars are invited to enjoy "Remembering the '40s" free of charge.
Tickets to "Remembering the '40s" may be purchased online at www.reaglemusictheatre.org, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office.