Specc-Tacular Productions takes high-energy look at war time

It was a time when the Second World War dominated the news and music and laughter were a way to help ease the worry.

Lynsey Teasdale (left) Jenna Skipsey

Lynsey Teasdale (left) Jenna Skipsey

It was a time when the Second World War dominated the news and music and laughter were a way to help ease the worry.

Specc-Tacular Productions will present A Walk Down Memory Lane with three shows, starting Friday, June 5, showcasing the music of the 1940s.

This multi-act, high energy show combines songs, dancing and humourous sketches reminiscent of the 1940s.

The shows will feature classics like Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy, White Cliffs of Dover, A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, Time to Remember and Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Christine Olorenshaw of Specc-Tacular Productions is proud to present this beautiful nostalgic show with talented local singers and dancers.

“Music provided an uplifting mood for people during war time and the theme of war took a popular role in the development of pop and jazz music,” she said.

“Artists expressed their feelings of hardships during the war. Others sang songs that aimed to lift the spirits of the citizens. The 1940s were the golden age of the American songbook.”

The shows include a cast of 11 performers and is being directed by Jackie Stanley, with help from Michael Stusiak.

Show times

  • June 5 – The Westbrooke, 12000 – 190A St., Pitt Meadows at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include a three-course meal. Cash only. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For info call  604-460-7006 or evenings at 604-467-4225.
  • June 7 – Genstar Theatre at the ACT, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridg at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include cheesecake and tea. For info or tickets visit  www.theactmapleridge.org or call ACT ticket centre at 604-476-2787.
  • June 13 – The Maple Ridge Senior Centre , located at 12148 – 224th St., Maple Ridge at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $25 and include strawberry tea. Cash only. For more info., call evenings at 604-467-4225.