Turnaround Artists presents:

“The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show”

Now Two Performances: 4pm & 7:30pm

Arroyo Grande, California

 

Turnaround Artists will present All Hands on Deck! on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at 4pm and 7:30pm at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. 

The ALL HANDS ON DECK! SHOW, Branson’s 2017 “Morning Show of the Year” (Branson Terry Music Award), and “Outstanding Patriotic Salute” (Branson Show Awards), having played to sold-out audiences from from sea to shining sea, will appearing at the Clark Center on Sunday, February 18th at 4 pm and 7:30pm.

Experience a time when our nation was fully united — “The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show” is an All-Singing, All-Dancing, All-American 1942 Roadshow & Radio Broadcast reproduction filled with the songs, dances and laughs that America has loved for 70 years!

Directed and choreographed by Mr. Jody Madaras, “The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show” is a fun-filled, true-to-life reproduction of the kind of USO show Bob Hope and Jack Benny would have taken to the troops 65 years ago: classic humor and great music from those special days of road shows, war-bond drives, and radio broadcasts.

“The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show” boasts over 40 classic Big Band hits in original arrangements including: Chattanooga Choo-Choo; Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe; I’m In The Mood For Love; Pennsylvania Polka; I’ll Never Smile Again; Any Bonds Today?; Don’t Fence Me In; God Bless America; Deep In The Heart Of Texas; Thanks For The Memory, and a powerful Military Medley – a rousing salute to America and our servicemen and women!

“The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show” features Broadway veteran Jody Madaras (creator, Ted Crosley), Valerie Hill (Betty Blake), Justine Long (Daisy Maxwell), and Taylor Hopkins (John Handley), and the rich sounds of the LIVE 9-piece Hollywood Victory Caravan Orchestra (featuring some of Branson’s finest musicians), classic commercials, tight harmonies, impromptu skits, and 42 of the greatest American songs ever written.

“The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show” offers a musical message for all Americans with a full-circle patriotic salute celebrating the American way of life; reminding us of a time when our country was fully united.

“The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show” was born of a heart filled with gratitude and patriotism. Creator and star Jody Madaras wanted to write a show that would say “Thank you” to the greatest generation – the men and women who served our country during WWII and The Korean War – and also remind Americans of a time when our country was truly united.

Mr Madaras also wanted to create something to stir the hearts of all Americans, especially the upcoming generation, to unite in patriotic support of the greatest nation of all time. Madaras said, “This new 1940’s show is very special to me – I spent nearly four years writing it.” The Ohio farm boy knew he wanted to say something important. “We are reminded everyday that our country has challenges. I wanted to write about patriotic unity, what’s right about our country, and thank our veterans in a musical way. I know how much these songs mean to them, and I have discovered as we have toured across America how much they inspire audiences of all ages. I want everyone to leave our show feeling a little better and happier about our country.”

For inspiration, Madaras used the Hollywood Victory Caravan (a group of famous film stars who toured America by train in 1942 selling war bonds) as the setting for his new show. Mr. Madaras adds, “When I got the idea to do the show, one of the things I found was that no one had ever done a show based on the Caravan. It was a huge part of the war effort and no one had ever fully honored them. 1942 was one of the most pivotal years in world history paving the way for much of the prosperity we enjoy in this great country of ours. That’s our theme: being united, then and now.”

America’s Most Patriotic Roadshow & Radio Broadcast 

All Singing!  All Dancing!  All Big Band!

“The All Hands on Deck Show”

at The Clark Center in Arroyo Grande on Sun., Feb. 18 at 4pm & 7:30pm

Tickets for All Hands on Deck are $34.50-$54.50 and are on sale NOW.  Seniors $2 off; 17 and under $14.50 any seat. Call (805) 489-9444 for tickets or come to the Clark Center Box Office at 487 Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Grande.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Clark Center website at
http://clarkcenter.org/all-hands-on-deck/

For photos or interviews, contact Tara Shishler at 406-880-3199 or email: tara@turnaroundartists.org.