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SOLDIERS OF SONG
November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This highly entertaining show celebrates the songs and stories of Canada’s famous First world war concert party: The Dumbells. Considered the pioneers of sketch comedy, The Dumbells were born in muck and mire of World War One trenches, forming in 1917 near Vimy Ridge, France. The troupe was banded from members of the Canadian army’s Third Division – and named for the dumbbell in the divisions emblem. The Dumbells bolstered troop morale during the war with live “concert parties” carrying with them their curtains, sets, costumes, and upright piano, even to the front lines. Written and directed by award-winning author and tw…