LMBF: SUBMARINE RACES “MANTY”

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Fact meets fiction in this hilarious new musical comedy. Fact: During World War II the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company was awarded a contract to build 28 submarines for the U.S. Navy. It took more than 7,000 men and women working around the clock to fill the order—eventually building 25 submarines in time to see action during the war. Fiction: To meet this monumental task, the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company hires, sight unseen, the greatest submarine makers in America, Luigi and Giuseppe Buttafuoco. The problem is, their subs don’t float, but you can eat ‘em!

The Buttafuoco boys are intent on making Manty the submarine capital of the world… and dating as many Rosie the Riveters as possible in the process. When the Navy brass is sent to check on the boys’ progress, well, let’s just say everyone is well fed. This show features a collection of songs from the 1940s performed Let Me Be Frank style.

Cast includes Frank Hermans, Amy Riemer, Pat Hibbard, Lisa Borley, David Gusloff, Kasey Schumacher and Tom Verbrick as well as the best band in the land: Dennis Panneck, guitars; Tony Pilz, keyboards; Adam Cain, percussion; Pat Hibbard, bass.

Song selections:

“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”— Bette Midler

“Blues in the Night”— Amy Winehouse

“Good Rocking Tonight” — Roy Brown

“Old Devil Moon” — Petula Clark

“Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” — Ava Gardner/Annette Warren

“Peg O’ My Heart” — The Trophies (Ziegfeld Follies)

“Route 66” — Nat King Cole Trio

“I’ll Be Seeing You” — Linda Eder

“Fools Rush in (Where Angels Fear to Tread)” —Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra

“Swinging on a Star” — Bing Crosby

“In the mood” — Bette Midler

“Jingle, Jangle, Jingle” — Kay Keyser

“Blue Moon of Kentucky” — Elvis Presley

“Besame Mucho” — Lila Downs

“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”— Natalie Cole

“You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” — Bing Crosby

“Mule Train” — Frankie Laine

“Lullaby of Broadway” — Ella Fitzgerald

“You Always Hurt the One You Love” — The Mills Brothers

“Move It on Over” — Hank Williams

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All seats: $30 (plus tax and fees)


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