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Saluting great entertainment from the G.I. shows of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, Danny Curtis’ Road to Hope will be presented during Veterans Homecoming to help a Branson veterans group.

“I am pleased to help the local Vietnam veterans group with their outreach program and bring my show to Branson,” said Danny Curtis, who is the creator and star of Road to Hope and himself a veteran of the Korean War. He served with the 24th Division 19th Regiment 1955-1957.

Danny Curtis’ Road to Hope is set for Nov. 4-10 at the Gene Williams Showcase Theatre in the Branson Mall, 2206 W. Highway 76. Part of the proceeds of every ticket sold will go to help the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 913 for their “Veterans of the Global War on Terrorism” program. Shows are at 10 a.m. on Nov. 4, 5, 6 and 10 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 7, 8 and 9. Veterans and active military receive a $3 discount off the regular ticket price of $21. For tickets and information, call the box office at 417-335-4400.

“This is a show beginning in the World War II era that is presented by a Korean War veteran to help Vietnam veterans who in turn will help Afghanistan and Iraq veterans,” said Bill Groninger, president of VVA Chapter 913. “It is time now to try to help the next generation of warriors, because we know what they have experienced, and so we must help the vets returning from Afghanistan and Iraq who are fighting the global war on terrorism.”

VVA Chapter 913 recognizes and honors local veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. The chapter’s “Veterans of the Global War on Terrorism” program includes annual sponsorship of a veteran recently returned from Afghanistan or Iraq. Help can include financial assistance, a monthly stipend and other benefits. The chapter’s Second Saturday Breakfast with Buds extends an invitation to different groups of veterans to have breakfast together at a local restaurant.

Road to Hope is a music and comedy revue recreating the entertainment that the servicemen and servicewomen welcomed with laughter and applause. It follows the careers of Bob, Bing and Dorothy reaching into their movies and pulling out many of the songs that made the trio so famous in the 1940s through the 1970s. It includes 12 great numbers such as Academy Award-winning songs Thanks for the Memory, Buttons and Bows and Swinging on a Star that are performed traditionally and with comedy. Costumed numbers such as Road to Morocco complete with fezzes, harem dancers and camel jokes, and Hoot Mon from Road to Bali done in kilts with Scottish humor and dancers, are highlights of this Broadway-style production.

Another highlight is a reenactment of the 1943 Pepsodent radio show broadcast from the Hollywood Canteen for the service men and women of the armed forces – complete with sound effects, zany characters and movie stars of the day.
“This show brings back many wonderful memories for those over 40 and creates many lasting memories for those under 40. It’s a nostalgic trip with comedy and musical rest stops on the Road to Hope,” said Curtis.

A veteran performer, Curtis has appeared with Dick Cavett, Rodney Dangerfield, Red Foxx, Gabe Kaplan, Eartha Kitt, Rick Nelson, Ray Romano, Joan Rivers and Bobby Vinton to name a few. He has performed in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Caesar’s Resorts, Dangerfield’s Comedy Club in New York City, on cruise ships, ABC TV’s America’s Funniest People and Comedy Central.

Curtis’ straight man is Michael Wright, a multifaceted entertainer, singer, comedian and actor. He appeared in two HBO movies: as Richard Dreyfus’ brother in Lansky and as legendary journalist Walter Winchell in The Rat Pack. He was a regular on The Uncle Floyd TV Show.

Completing the trio is Rebecca Lee Lerman who recently appeared in Cambodia Agonistes at New York City’s West End Theatre. She has worked as a choreographer for Albany’s (N.Y.) Capital Repertory Theatre and was directed by Richard Crittenden in roles such as Mercedes in Carmen, Adina in The Elixir of Love, and Sister Blanche in The Dialogue of the Carmelites.

For more information go to www.dannycurtis.com. Call 417-230-6446 for more information on VVA Chapter 913 that meets at Branson’s Golden Corral at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

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