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East Lynne Theater Company presents
"We'll Meet Again: Songs of World War II"

originally published: 08/06/2018

East Lynne Theater Company presents "We'll Meet Again: Songs of World War II"(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- East Lynne Theater Company, with the sponsorship of The Chalfonte Hotel, presents "We'll Meet Again: The Songs of World War II," as the second of a two-part series, Musical Soirées at the Hotels. This musical tour-de-force will be held on Sunday, August 12 at 8:00pm at The Henry Sawyer Room of The Chalfonte Hotel, featuring actress, recording artist, and cabaret performer Patricia Durante.

With piano accompaniment, Durante salutes the Greatest Generation with the hit songs that became anthems of love and hope to a war-torn world. "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree," "The White Cliffs of Dover," "This is the Army, Mr. Jones" and "We’ll Meet Again" are just some of the iconic hits of the 1940's that she performs. Throughout the 75-minute show, Durante engages with the audience, and puts the songs in their historical context. Song lyrics are provided for "sing-a-longs," and she may even need audience members to help her to complete the Andrews Sisters Trio.

Patricia Durante graduated from the American Music and Dramatic Academy, and also studied at HB Studios in NYC and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. In 2015, she was the winner of The New Jersey Footlight Award for "Best Actress in a Musical" for her portrayal of Patsy Cline in the Women's Theater Company's (Parsippany, NJ) production of "Always Patsy Cline."  She'll be singing some of Cline's songs at ELTC's annual fundraiser on November 5.

In 2016, she recorded "Just Some Favorites" a 15-track album of classic ballads.

All attending "We’ll Meet Again" are invited to stay for a post-show reception with Durante and her accompanist, to be held in The Chalfonte Hotel's King Edward Bar.



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The Chalfonte Hotel is located at 301 Howard Street, Cape May. Doors open for seating at 7:30PM with the performance starting at 8:00PM. Admission is $27.00, ages 12 and under are free. For more information,  tickets and reservations, visit www.eastlynnetheater.org or call 609-884-5898.

Meanwhile, on ELTC's mainstage at The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes Street, "Arsenic and Old Lace" is playing through September 1.  It was first produced on Broadway in 1941, a few months before Pearl Harbor.


Photo by Patricia Durante



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Event calendar
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018


MUSIC

90s By Nature Dance Party @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 10:00pm

BALLYHOO! @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park - 9:00pm

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 5:00pm

ZEBRA @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 9:00pm

Blake Shelton @ Hard Rock Live Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

Legendary Beatles Recording Engineer Geoff Emerick @ The Vault at Victor Records , Berlin - 8:00pm


HAIR in Concert @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 10:00pm

AMERICAN IDOL: LIVE! 2018 @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:30pm

Billy Walton Band with Joe D'Angelo @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

REMEMBERING THE KING @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm

Funky Feat @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Fuel (20th Anniversary Tour) w/ Ropetree, New Theory @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 6:00pm

Ronnie Penque’s Panama Dead @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Saturday Night Fever @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 8:00pm

The Lion In Winter @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 8:00pm

Fern Hill @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Bob Goss and his Silver Sizzles @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 8:00pm

Shakespeare in the Park' Twelfth Night & Macbeth @ Various Bergen County Parks, Teaneck - 7:00pm



COMEDY

HASAN MINHAJ: BEFORE THE STORM @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:00pm and 9:30pm

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