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Towne and Country Players opens 53rd season with patriotic show

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Nov 1, 2018 at 11:23 AM

HURON — Towne and Country Players, Inc. will open its 53rd season with a patriotic show, “Stars and Stripes and Swingmania,” at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the former McCormick school, 325 Ohio St., Huron.

Veterans and active military personnel get in free for the 12th annual veterans tribute show. The free tickets must be ordered by 5 p.m. Nov. 8 by calling 419-668-0637. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for the two-hour event.

Jeff McDonald’s Swingmania Band of Renown is the feature act, which includes big band-era music and features vocalist Dan Welch performing Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin tunes. Lead trumpet player Dave Sykes will be master of ceremonies. The 15-piece Swingmania has the largest big-band music library in Ohio. McDonald, a former student of drummer Gene Krupa, promises a family-friendly show.

Patti Dubois, of Sandusky, will be on hand as Miss Liberty as well as U.S. Army veteran Clark Hunter, of Greenwich, who will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Music includes an armed forces medley honoring those in attendance along with an audience sing-a-long of “God Bless America.”

Wheelchair seating is sold out, but plenty of tickets remain for the show. Sponsorships, tickets and advance information are available by either writing to T & C Players, P.O. BOX 551, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or calling the office at 419-668-0637.

The next concert is “Christmas by Notre Dame” at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norwalk.

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