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The Pearlman Sisters

Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO

October 18 – 19

A swingin’ big band portrait of a courageous female singer in the USO who risks her life to entertain American troops overseas during World War II, Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO is an energetic, patriotic and nostalgic salute to soldiers past and present. Inspired by an eight-page letter written by a real-life USO starlet, the show dives headfirst into 1940s Americana—big band standards, jitterbug, tap dancing—with unwavering charm and historical curiosity.

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Performances

Friday, October 18 @ 8 PM
Saturday, October 19 @ 2 PM
Saturday, October 19 @ 8 PM

Venue: Harold Prince Theatre
Run time: 80 minutes

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October 18
Join us for a post-show USO Canteen reception! Enjoy refreshments, swing standards and dancing as well as a performance by Penn's West Philly Swingers! Revisit the by-gone era of the WWII Canteen and connect with the cast and your fellow audience members.

October 19, 2 PM Performance
Join us for a post-show panel discussion highlighting the importance of home-front support and veteran reintegration into American society today. This discussion will be moderated by Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Co-Artistic Director and Producer for The Pearlman Sisters. Panelists will include:
Dr. Thomas Childers, Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History at Penn
Samantha Joy Pearlman, Writer, Performer and Co-Artistic Director, The Pearlman Sisters' Devotedly, Sincerely Yours
Rebecca Weidensaul, Ph.D., Board Member of the Greater Philadelphia Veteran’s Network and Associate Dean of Students, Student Affairs at Drexel

October 19, 8 PM Performance
Join us for a post-show USO Canteen reception! Enjoy refreshments, swing standards and dancing as well as a performance by Penn's West Philly Swingers! Revisit the by-gone era of the WWII Canteen and connect with the cast and your fellow audience members.


This performance is part of the
Annenberg Center’s By Local Series.

The By Local Series is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo credit: Lindsey Hope Pearlman

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