Kilroy Was Here

Book by Tim Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Bill Francour, in association with the Pioneer Drama Service
Presented by the CVP Youth Theater!

This musical comedy set in a USO club in Brooklyn in 1942 is a salute to the men and women in the U. S. Military.

We guarantee there won't be a dry eye in the house after the stirring "We Are One" and a tribute to all branches of the military. Still, Kilroy is a comedy and the setting is a U.S.O. Club (The Serviceman's "Home Away From Home") in Brooklyn in 1942. Ships leaving the nearby Navy yard are being sunk by enemy U-boats. Allied intelligence suspects the club is unknowingly harboring Axis spies. Enter Private Joe Kilroy, a young soldier who draws a curious cartoon face everywhere he goes (and is this causing trouble!). He's the only one who knows where the next Allied convoy will converge. The enemy agents are stopping at nothing to learn his secret.

The action builds to an exciting finale during a wild radio broadcast. The score includes such hits as "Don't Say No To The U.S.O.," "Slap That Jukebox," "Jitterbug Saturday Night," and "Rat-a-tat-tat That Rivet," with classic Andrews Sisters style harmony.

Proceeds fund the Pete Rose Scholarship.

Performance Dates (2009):

July 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31; Aug 1