Historical researcher David Fiske is set to give a presentation “Broadway Goes to War: Soldier Shows of World War I,” about the “soldier shows” which were staged during and after the First World War, on Sunday, July 14th at 2:30 pm at the Gorham Free Library, 2664 Main Street, Gorham, NY.
Soldier shows were put on to entertain servicemen – in training camps and overseas. However, the shows also allowed theatrical producers to amuse the public. The productions featured performers who were actually in the service, and consisted of humorous skits and novelty songs, which will be revisited during the program. [Read more…] about Soldier Shows: Broadway and War War One