Tuesday, April 20, 2010

War Bonds: Linthicum, MD

Linthicum: Arts group offers 'War Bonds'
Published 04/17/10

Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen will present their stage show, "War Bonds," at 7:30 p.m. April 24 as part of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum series.

The show is created from songs, letters and stories written during World War II and interviews with veterans. Young and old concertgoers will enjoy songs from "Lili Marlene" to "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "When the Lights Go on Again."
The stage show was filmed as a companion piece to Ken Burns "The War" and has been aired on public television stations across the country.

The performance will take place at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park.
Tickets are $22, guests of PAAL members are $15, and students accompanied by a paying adult are admitted free.
The association also recently announced its concert schedule for the 2010-11 season. The shows planned are as follows:
"Barbra and Frank - The Concert That Never Was" - 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9.
"The Lindsay Family"- 3 p.m. Nov. 7.
"The Sound of Music"- 3 p.m. Feb. 13.
"Timeless Broadway"- 3 p.m. April 17, 2011.
"Spring Migration"- May 7, 2011.
The United States Navy Band - date to be announced.
All shows and concerts will be held at the Chesapeake Arts Center. A season ticket for all concerts is $49. Subscriptions purchased by May 31 get a special rate of $45. Those who purchase a new subscription can see the "War Bonds" show for free.

For details, visit www.paalconcerts.org.
For tickets, call Irma Eastland at 410-859-3308.

War Bonds: Laguna Beach, CA

Dear David and Serena,

I have gotten many phone calls since your performance on Saturday, all praising the work that you did in War Bonds.It was a fabulous performance and the two of you are fabulous entertainers.  Lets not lose touch. Call me if you need a road manager!!!!
With appreciation,

Millie Brown
Laguna Beach, CA Presenter

War Bonds: Morehead City, NC

David and Serena and Julie,
We have had many positive comments about the program Saturday night.  One person wrote that it is the best program we have ever had.  Since we have been doing this ten years that is quite a compliment. We will be checking out your other programs for year after next.  We will select a better date next time so I know we will need to get on your calendar sooner.

Peggy Brown
Carteret Arts/Morehead City, NC

War Bonds: Chillicothe, MO

I recently heard that 50% of Americans do not know what countries fought in World War II. After having “War Bonds” here, we think our local population could beat that statistic. We were thrilled with the quality of the performance and the ease of working with all of those involved with the show.

Julie Ashbrook, Administrator
Chillicothe Area Arts Council
Chillicothe, Missouri

War Bonds: Biloxi, MS

Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010

A patriotic season finale for Community Concert

Community Concert closed its 61st season with “War Bonds,” which offered theatrical renditions of World War II songs and historical highlights from a memorable era.
Veterans of war and conflicts dotted the Saenger audience, many with war brides by their sides. 
They heard familiar radio sound bites, heartfelt letters from lovers and a musical stroll down Memory Lane.
This part of the program included “The Last Time I Saw Paris,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “This is the Army, Mr. Jones,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Sentimental Journey” and “As Times Go By,” among others.
Actress Serena Ebhardt demonstrated strong acting skills and a fluent vocal range best emphasized by her dramatic rendition of “Lilli Marlene,” a pleasing take-off of the 1940s icon Marlene Dietrich.
Ebhardt’s interpretation of Rosie the Riveter clearly showcased her trained, theatrical background and working knowledge of stage movement.
Her husband, actor Daniel von Brunnen, was best featured in a light, flirtatious scene with unsuspecting audience member Betty Gamez, whom he selected at random.
Concert patrons came dressed in red, white and blue and some in period attire.
Board member Jim Stok drew double takes in his B-29 fighter-pilot uniform, Sandy Skipper arrived in a national Waves uniform and board member Margaret Justice was in all-American red with a sequined military hat.
In opening ceremonies, vocalist Chris Moore sang an American medley following the presentation of colors by Biloxi High School Junior ROTC students Richard Mauce, Donald Beaugez, Allegra Misseldine and Alegardro Castillo, under the direction of Lt. Col. (Ret.) Joseph Nastasi.
Nastasi led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, along with concert president Keith Ballard.
— Emily Germanis

Dickens Food and Froth: Chapel Hill, Museum

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events: Holiday Event: Dickens Food and Froth

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
"...Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine" Charles Dickens
A dramatic and deliciously mouthwatering taste of Charles Dickens' greatest meals, this professional theater performance stars David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt . Delight in the holiday setting complete with a Victorian repast replete with wine, wassail and the wonder that surrounds the season.
Date: Saturday, December 4th, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $60 per person, $100 per couple
Reservations are accepted in the order of receipt of payment. Call or e-mail the Museum for details and reservations: (919) 967-1400 or info@chapelhillmuseum.org.
"...there is no such passion in human nature, as the passion for gravy among gentlemen" Charles Dickens
(919) 967-1400 / fax (919) 967-6230
523 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

War Bonds: Fayette County, Ohio

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�War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of WW II� will be in concert Sunday at the historic Washington Middle School.
'War Bonds' show comes to Fayette County
The Fayette Area Community Concert Association continues the 2009-2010 season with a performance of War Bonds on Sunday afternoon March 7 at 3 p.m. in the historic Washington Court House Middle School Auditorium. Tickets will be available prior to the concert for purchase. Ticket forms, as well as additional concert series information, may be obtained at the website www.fayetteconcerts.org.

'War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II' is a musical journey through a war that redefined the world. This living history cabaret incorporates personal letters from the front and headline news of the period, exploring the strange juxtaposition of the light-hearted popular music with the harrowing danger of the day.

Created by award winners, David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt, War Bonds takes a sentimental journey through the time when Rosie the Riveter discovered her strength; when African-Americans first became recognized heroes; and when a man's only wish was to be home for Christmas. This is an unforgettable family show that fosters both celebration and ever-relevant contemplation.

War Bonds: Chillocothe, MO

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Remembering WWII

Remembering WWII
By Amanda McKay
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council presented War Bonds: The Songs & Letters of World War II yesterday (Sunday) at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Performers included Serena Ebhardt and David Zum Brunnen with musical director Julie Florin. The stories used in War Bonds were actual letters and interviews of World War II veterans.

Chillicothe, Mo. -
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council presented War Bonds: The Songs & Letters of World War II yesterday (Sunday) at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Performers included Serena Ebhardt and David Zum Brunnen with musical director Julie Florin. The stories used in War Bonds were actual letters and interviews of World War II veterans.
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