Cape Gazette

Clear Space Theatre holds Stage Door Canteen revue

Feb 25, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups

Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth Beach held a Valentine's Day “Stage Door Canteen” style revue Feb. 14 at its theatre. The revue was originally planned to take place at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, where its World War II exhibit is being shown, but response was so great that the performance was moved to the theatre.

The Stage Door Canteen in New York City was a special club; their guests, a steady stream of GIs headed off to war. Top name performers of that era performed for the GIs. Songs included in Clear Space Theatre’s revue included “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “You’ll Never Know” and “I’ll Be Seeing You.”

Shown singing “Sentimental Journey” are Lorraine Steinhoff, left, and Jerry Birl.

Marian Sunnergren performs an operatic number accompanied by Clear Space Theatre’s Artistic Director Doug Yetter. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Accompanied by Clear Space Theatre’s Artistic Director Doug Yetter, 89-year-old World War II veteran in his 8th Army Air Corps jacket Tom Creekmore sings “There I’ve Said it Again.” (Photo by: Steven Billups)
After his performance Creekmore brought his “Sweetie” Rita D’Ascenzo up on stage for a dance. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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