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For 25th anniversary season, MusicalFare pulls out a ‘Swing’ and a hit

In the 25-year history of MusicalFare Theatre, few shows have proven as popular as “Sisters of Swing: The Andrews Sisters Musical,” which returns Wednesday as part of the company’s seasonlong silver anniversary celebration. It runs through Aug. 9.

This new production of the show, written by Beth Gilleland and Bob Beverage and directed by Doug Weyand, stars Wendy Hall, Renee Landrigan and Michele Marie Roberts as the Andrews Sisters and Philip Farugia and Nicholas Lama in a variety of other roles.

The show serves both as a greatest-hits collection of the Andrews Sisters’ most popular songs, from “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” to “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and a look at their rise through the music ranks to become wartime favorites.

The theater first produced the show in 2006 and brought it back the following season due to popular demand. Reviewer Ted Hadley wrote that the show captured the sisters’ “early success and huge promise ... even while glossing over personality clashes, walkouts, back-stabbing, cat fights and even lawsuits, settling for a blood-thicker-than-water ending.”

Tickets are $42. Call 839-8540 or visit

–Colin Dabkowski

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