"The Andrews Brothers"

July 6, 2011

July 8-24

Studio Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts

The premise is a gleefully silly one: Three unfit-for-service guys during WWII don drag to cover for a canceled appearance by the Andrews Sisters. The tunes are familiar (“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”) to anyone with a cursory knowledge of American music. And the result is, well, I’m eager to see what the harmonically accomplished Actors Theatre of Indiana can do with it. Especially under the guidance of director David Engel, from the original off-Broadway cast of “Forever Plaid.” Sounds like it will beat taking a slow boat to China. Details here.