Once I Laughed
Back by popular demand!
Once I Laughed, winner of the Critics’ Choice “Best Musical” award, as well as a Patron’s Pick at the 2015 Orlando International Fringe Festival, returns for a limited engagement!
The Andrews Sisters, famous for their tight 3-part harmonies and tireless commitment to touring for the American military during World War II, were, in their time, the most famous ‘girl group’ in music history. By the 1970s, the group had sold over 75 million records, and hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” had solidified the sisters in the minds of Americans forever.
Patrons of Once I Laughed can expect to hear many of the Andrews Sisters’ classics threaded into true stories from their personal lives. LaVerne, Patty and Maxene’s tight-knit harmonies were less consistent in their personal lives and they were among the first celebrities to be the talk of the tabloids.The sisters fought mercilessly and experienced years of ups-and-downs in life; love, money and eventually illness and death painted a very different picture from what many people acquainted with these ladies who, at one time, were recognized worldwide on a first-name basis.
Conceived and directed by Donald Rupe, the show features original cast members Sara Catherine Barnes, Lauren Culver, Kayla Kelsay Morales, Blake Aburn and Rockie Kobrin. Backed by Jason Bailey on the piano, this musical highlights the charm of the Andrews Sisters and an era that appreciated music far more than we do.
Once I Laughed will have 8:00pm performances on June 26, 27 and 28 at Calvary Assembly, 1199 Clay St., Winter Park, 32789. General Admission tickets are $10 each.
Ticketing problems or questions? Contact Sarah.Mattingly@cfcommunityarts.com