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After ten years of being encouraged to "take the show on the road" 440 Productions designed a  dynamic show for touring the 2003-2004 season.   Time To Remember interweaves the music of the war years with stories of ordinary men and women caught up in the reality and romance of war. While designed especially for veterans, this show also is a must for anyone interested in discovering the history of wartime Canadians, the songs they sang, and the music that inspired and touched their hearts. As the show unfolds, the audience joins a cast of characters, young men and women, who entertain the audience with the songs, the music, and the stories of the war years. Following an opening with It's a Long Way To Tipperary and Pack Up Your Troubles the audience is swept up into an adventure as they are introduced to the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and the girls. The antics of basic training are relived in songs like We Were Drunk Last Night and Kiss Me Good Night Sergeant Major. This is the Army Mr. Jones and You'll Get Used To It bring both the audience and the characters to the charming and delightful stories of young recruits and their newfound girlfriends. The Canadian farm boy who left his heart at The Stagedoor Canteen will captivate the audience, as will the young recruit whose girl persists he "kiss her through the barrack fence". All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor, and it will be no different for the audience as they meet and listen to our sailor boy. From the lighthearted to the serious, the audience will meet two friends about to venture into the reality of war. For this airman, his girl, and his best friend, the powerful emotions of love and friendship are conveyed in dialogue and the songs Silver Wings and Comin' In On A Wing and A Prayer. The music of the British pub, the barracks, and the battlefield offer the audience a glimpse of how young men were able, for a brief time, to forget the realities of war, drink, meet people, and sing around a piano while they waited to ship out to unknown destinations. From the gaiety of the Pub songs to quiet serious moments, the stories and music of romance are presented, from Sweet Dreams Sweet Heart, I'll See You In My Dreams to the famous A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square, the audience will be touched and moved by the simplicity and innocence of first love. The patriotic songs of wartime, be they American, British or German will inspire the audience to an appreciative understanding of the staunch belief in victory and in the future. The cast presents a tribute to American wartime songs, and the partiotism of wartime Britain through a presentation of the well known songs You're a Grand Old Flag, The White Cliffs of Dover, There'll Always Be An England, I'll Be Seeing You, and Lilli Marlene. In keeping with the tradition of all 440 wartime stage presentations the show ends with We'll Meet Again and Wish Me Luck. For both the cast and the audience the experience of an evening of wartime music is one that will leave them humming tunes and remembering the unforgettable moments of the war years. 2003-2004 Nova Scotian Performance Tour of Time to Remember November 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2003: at 7 pm YARMOUTH performances at the Yarmouth Arts Regional Centre (Th'YARC, 76 Parade St, Yarmouth NS) The 2004 performances commemorated the 60TH ANNIVERSARY of D-DAY March 20, 2004: at 7 pm YARMOUTH performances at the North Baptist Church Hall (Yarmouth NS) A special performance for the Veterans and War Brides whose stories are told in Time To Remember Saturday, March 27, 2004: at 7:30 pm WINDSOR Dinner theatre performance at the Windsor Legion (Windsor NS) Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Hants County Branch #9 2004 British Performance Tour of Time to Remember The 2004 performances commemorated the 60TH ANNIVERSARY of D-DAY Thursday, May 13, 2004         Depart Halifax for London Friday, May 14         Arrival in London (Heathrow Airport)         Imperial War Museum         Berkeley Square         Overnight in London Saturday, May 15         Travel to Lee on Solent (site of performance)         Sites in area (Gosport/Portsmouth)         HMS Victory         Royal Naval Museum         Presentation of Time To Remember (Telegraphist Air Gunners Association)            Theatre at Thorngate Halls, Bury Rd, Gosport         Overnight in Fareham Sunday, May 16         Memorial Service at the FAA Memorial on the seafront (Lee-on-the-Solent)         Depart for Dover         Overnight in Dover Monday, May 17         Market Square, Dover         Dover Museum         Dover Castle         Presentation of Time To Remember (Deal, Kent)            Astor Theatre Arts Centre, Stanhope Rd, Deal         Overnight in Dover Tuesday, May 18         The Kent Battle of Britain Museum (Hawkinge Airfield)         Battle of Britain Memorial (Folkestone Rd, Near Dover)         Cliffs of Dover         Presentation of Time To Remember (Deal, Kent)            Astor Theatre Arts Centre, Stanhope Rd, Deal         Overnight in Dover Wednesday, May 19         Depart Dover for London         Depart London for Halifax Cast Ben Medel Ben   portrays   a   Canadian   soldier   in   Time   To   Remember.   His   first   involvement   in   440   was   in   2002   when   he   acted in   the   440   movie   The   Last   Patrol.   The   same   year   he   sang   his   first   stage   solo   in   the   440   Stage   musical   Side   By Side   -   the   stories   and   songs   of   World   War   II.   In   2003   Ben   performed   a   leading   role   in   the   440   wartime   musical Tribute   To   Courage.   Presently   in   his   senior   year   of   high   school,   Ben   is   interested   in   pursuing   a   career   in   theatre and film. Katie Saulnier   Katie   is   a   grade   11   high   school   student.   She   has   studied   piano   and   enjoys   singing.   New   to   the   440   Program,   Katie portrays   a   young   Canadian   wartime   girl   in   Time   To   Remember.   She   has   studied   voice   and   piano   and   achieved   the highest   place   for   Grade   7   piano   performance   in   the   South   Western   Nova   Scotia   Music   Festival.   She   is   a   former member of the Yarmouth Community Chorale.   Chris Johnson Chris   portrays   the   sailor   and   the   Telegraphist   Air   Gunner   in   Time   To   Remember.   He   is   in   his   senior   year   of   high school    and    moved    from    Sussex,    New    Brunswick,    to    Yarmouth    in   August    of    2002.    While    this    is    his    first involvement   with   440   Productions   Chris   has   been   involved   in   stage   musicals   such   as Annie, Anything   Goes,   Just Like Us, and Clowns. Chris has been around theatre since he was able to walk!   Er in Burton Erin   is   a   second   year   English   major   at   St   Mary's   Univeristy   in   Halifax,   NS.   Her   first   involvement   with   440 Productions   was   in   2001-2002   as   part   of   the   cast   of   the   stage   musical   Side   By   Side   -   the   stories   and   songs   of World   War   II.   Involved   in   sports,   Erin   is   an   avid   hockey   player.   She   was   the   only   girl   on   the Yarmouth   High   School hockey   team   between   2000   and   2002.   She   also   played   on   the   high   school   volleyball   team.   Erin   is   a   coach   for both baseball and hockey. At university she is involved with Student Council. An drew Durkee Andrew   is   currently   studying   at   the   University   of   King's   Collage,   enrolled   in   the   Foundation Year   Program   as   well as   the   first   year   acting   program   at   Dalhousie   University. Andrew   has   been   involved   in   live   theatre   performances as   both   an   actor   and   singer   for   a   number   of   years.   His   first   involvement   with   440   Productions   was   in   2002-2003 as   a   cast   member   in   Tribute   To   Courage.   In   addition   to   his   theatre   interests,   Andrew   is   involved   in   curling   and enjoys playing pool. Ian d'Entremont Ian's   first   involvement   with   440   Productions   was   in   2002-2003   as   a   cast   member   in   Tribute   To   Courage.   In   Time To   Remember   he   plays   the   role   of   an   airman.   Ian   graduated   from   Yarmouth   High   is   2003   and   is   currently employed   in   Yarmouth   at   a   local   hotel.   In   September,   he   plans   to   continue   his   studies   at   the   Nova   Scotia Institute   of   Technology.   A   country   boy   at   heart,   Ian   is   a   well   rounded   person   who   enjoys   anything   that   involves smiling. Sarah Rogers This   is   Sarah's   first   involvement   with   440   and   she   portrays   a   young   Canadian   girl   during   World   War   II   in   Time   To Remember.   She   has   studied   piano   and   voice   as   well   as   ballet.   Sarah   is   the   highest-ranking   cadet   in   Squadron   299 Yarmouth Air   Cadets   and   is   a   recipient   of   the   Lord   Strathacona Award   for   Excellence.   She   was   the   top   air   cadet at   the   Senior   Leaders   Course   in   Canadian   Forces   Base   Cold   Lake Alberta   in   2002.   She   is   the   only   member   of   440 to have taken the controls and flown a CF-18! Adam Burrell   This   is   Adam's   second   year   as   part   of   the   cast   of   440   Productions.   In   2003   he   played   the   character   role   of   a Canadian   soldier   in   440's   Tribute   To   Courage.   His   current   return   to   the   stage   also   sees   him   in   the   character   role of a soldier in Time To Remember. Adam is in his senior year of high school. Tara Ra vlo   This   is   Tara's   first   involvement   with   440   Productions;   however,   she   has   previously   been   involved   with   local theatre   in   Yarmouth,   Nova   Scotia.   She   portrays   a   Canadian   girl   during   World   War   II   in   Time   To   Remember.   Tara   is in her senior year of high school and a member of the school volleyball team.   Matthe w Gorman Matthew   is   enrolled   in   his   first   year   of   an   Arts   program   at   Dalhousie   University   in   Halifax,   Nova   Scotia.   His   first involvement   with   440   Productions   was   in   2002-2003   as   a   cast   member   in   Tribute   To   Courage.   He   portrays   a Canadian   airman   in Time To   Remember.   Matthew   plays   the   piano,   drums,   and   guitar.   Currently,   he   plays   drums   for two   rock   bands.   Other   interests   include   acting,   movies,   politics,   and   art.   Future   plans   likely   include   a   career   in law. Michael Han f Mike   was   first   involved   with   440   Productions   in   1996   as   a   cast   member   of   the   wartime   musical,   Memories.   He also   played   a   character   role   in   the   440   movie,   Year   of   Passage.   He   plays   the   role   of   sergeant   in   Time   To Remember.   Since   graduating   from   high   school,   Mike   has   held   a   management   position,   owned   his   own   business, and   has   been   employed   on   an   oil   rig.   A   sportsman,   he   has   been   involved   in   soccer   and   baseball.   In   the   coming year, Mike plans to return to school to study para-medicine. Ta ra Egan The   pianist   for   440   Productions,   Tara   has   been   involved   since   1992   and   has   played   character   roles   on   stage   and in   video   in   addition   to   piano   accompaniment   in   all   of   the   440   Productions   stage   performances.   As   a   student   she studied   voice,   piano,   and   flute.   During   the   last   five   years,   despite   being   the   mother   of   two   sons,   Liam   and Braedon, she has managed to continue her involvement in 440 projects. Crew Jason Dalton Jason,   during   his   senior   year   of   high   school   in   1995,   performed   on   stage   in   the   440   musical   Memories.   He   was the   primary   cameraman   for   the   movie   Year   of   Passage.   Since   1996,   Jason   has   returned   to   assist   with   filming   of various   440   projects.   He   currently   serves   as   a   Bombardier   in   the   Royal   Canadian   Artillery,   Canadian   Armed Forces stationed at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick. Kasey Forbes   Kasey   Forbes   is   the   lighting   tech   for   Time   To   Remember.   He   has   been   involved   with   440   productions   since   1998 when   he   played   the   role   of   a   Canadian   soldier   in   Beyond   The   Parade.   Since   1998,   Kasey   has   assisted   with   the technical aspects of the 440 projects, including filming, special effects, and sound. Management Team Glen Gaudet Presently   our   Projects/Tour   Manager,   Glen   was   first   involved   in   productions   during   his   senior   high   school   year.   In   addition   to   a stage   role   that   year,   he   was   also   Production   Assistant.   Studying   history,   political   science   and   philosophy,   he   attended Universit√©   Ste-Anne.   In   1995   he   returned   to   440   to   manage   the   wartime   stage   show,   Memories.   Involved   behind   the   scenes over   the   years,   he   has   assisted   in   the   planning   and   research   for   various   440   stage   and   movie   productions.   In   2003,   Glen assumed   the   role   of   Treasurer,   funding   and   tour   manager,   and   production   assistant   for   the   440   Performance   Tours.   Glen works   on   a   daily   basis   with   the   Director   and   Producer   in   all   aspects   of   planning,   promotion   and   presentation   of   productions. He   is   a   member   of   the   Royal   British   Legion   and   the   Channel   Dash   Association,   and   is   also   an   associate   member   of   the Telegraphist   Air   Gunners   Association   and   the   Royal   Canadian   Legion.   His   interest   in   wartime   history   stems   from   his   father?s Korean   War   service   in   the   US Army Artillery.   Born   a   twin   with   his   brother   Gary,   from   a   family   of   seven,   Glen?s   day   job   is   as   a banking supervisor with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Maxine MacLure Maxine   MacLure   is   the   Costume   Mistress   for   440   Productions.   She   has   been   involved   with   theatre   since   the   age   of   12   and brings   her   many   years   of   experience   to   each   production.   With   a   needle   and   thread,   safety   pins,   and   a   smile   she   has   managed to get many a 440-cast member through a performance. Beth Dalton Beth   has   been   producing   440   stage   and   movie   projects   since   its   inception   in   1992.   Her   interest   in   music   has   led   to   her involvement   in   chorales   and   choirs   for   most   of   her   life.   A   Girl   Guides   of   Canada   leader   for   over   thirty-five   years,   Beth   has held   numerous   positions   and   was   the   recipient   of   the   Queen   Elizabeth   II   Golden   Jubilee   Medal   in   2003.   Beth   has   been   a secretary at the Yarmouth High School for over fourteen years. George Egan In   1987,   the   sheet   music   of All The   Nice   Girls   Love A   Sailor   inspired   him   to   write   and   direct   the   first   of   a   series   of   war   related productions.   Since   1992,   some   twenty-one   of   twenty-eight   440   stage   and   video   presentations   have   reflected   wartime themes.   His   first   involvement   in   theatre,   came   with   a   minor   role   in   a   local   stage   production   of   South   Pacific.   As   an   English, history,   and   political   science   teacher   at   Yarmouth   High,   he   has   taught   the   history   of   Canadian   involvement   in   World   conflict and encouraged the personal development and enrichment of 440 students through his writing and directing. Endorsements and Messages of Support "My   warmest   greetings   to   everyone   in   attendance   at   the   presentation   of   Time   to   Remember   -   Songs   and   Stories   of   the   War Years. We   are   blessed   in   Canada   to   live   in   a   country   where   we   are   free   to   speak   our   minds,   to   celebrate   our   culture   and   to   debate important   issues   that   affect   us. Yet   this   freedom   did   not   come   without   a   cost.   In   every   act   of   remembrance,   we   pay   tribute to those who have paid the highest price for the freedom we hold so dear. While   most   of   Canada's   youth   today   are   innocent   to   the   horror   of   war,   many   play   an   important   role   in   passing   on   the   tales of   bravery   and   sacrifice   of   our   military   heritage.   The   students   of   440   Productions   have   created   a   moving   and   inspirational homage   to   our   Canadian   and   Commonwealth   veterans.   I   thank   you   for   your   commitment   to   preserving   Canadian   history, and wish you continued success in sharing your enthusiasm and talent with appreciative audiences everywhere." - The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada (1999-2005) " I    am    delighted    to    extend    my    warmest    greetings    and    sincere    congratulations    to    the    students    and    members    of    440 Productions Association as you prepare to embark on an artistic tour through Canada and the United Kingdom. The   people   of   Canada   and   the   United   Kingdom   have   long   shared   common   bonds,   and   I   am   sure   that   the   cultural   exchanges that   have   been   planned   will   provide   a   wonderful   opportunity   to   deepen   the   ties   connecting   our   2   countries.   This   year's production   Time   to   Remember   -   Songs   &   Stories   of   the   War Years,   based   on   Canada's   wartime   history,   is   a   wonderful   way   of honouring veterans of the Second World War. Your   artistic   gifts   will   delight   audiences   and   leave   them   with   lasting   memories   of   what   will   surely   be   moving   performances. I   would   like   to   commend   everyone   involved   with   this   artistic   group   for   their   hard   work   and   determination   in   putting together such a unique program. Please accept my best wishes for an enjoyable tour, as well as every success in your future endeavours." - The Right H onourable Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada "The   United   Kingdom   and   Canada   share   common   values   and   a   commitment   to   achieving   a   just,   secure   and   prosperous world.   We   also   share   a   history   of   readiness,   when   our   efforts   to   find   peaceful   solutions   are   frustrated;   to   make   the sacrifices required to defend those values. We   in   and   from   the   United   Kingdom   will   never   forget   the   sacrifices   made   by   Canadians   to   defend   freedom   and   democracy in   two   World   Wars.   The   distinguished   roll   of   battle   honors   earned   by   Canadian   regiments   is   testimony   to   the   courage, steadfastness and sense of justice that Canadians have shown over so many years. As   time   and   age   take   their   toll,   and   as   firsthand   memories   of   the   two   World   Wars   fade,   it   is   impressive   to   see   the determination   of   the   group   of   young   people   involved   in   440   Productions   to   help   ensure   the   sacrifices   made   by   their forebears   are   remembered   and   understood   in   this   new   century.   The   innovation,   dedication   and   hard   work   that   have   gone into   the   enactment   of   scenes   from   the   last   World   War   by   the   students   of   440   Productions   pay   tribute   to   Canada's   proud history   and   the   men   and   women   involved.   We   at   the   British   High   Commission   are   proud   to   be   able   to   support   and   help   you in this important year, the 60th anniversary of CANLOAN and of D-Day." - David Redda way CMG MBE, former British High Commissioner to Canada (2004-2006) "Keeping   these   wartime   memories   and   associations   alive   in   the   minds   of   young   people   is   a   most   worthwhile   undertaking.   It will   undoubtedly   also   give   great   pleasure   and   satisfaction   to   the   ex-servicemen   with   whom   you   will   come   in   contact.   I   am delighted to send my warm personal encouragement and good wishes for the tour" - Sir Andrew Burns, former High Commissioner to Canada (2000-2003) "Activities   that   honour   our   military   history   and   heritage   allow   us   to   acknowledge   the   courage   and   sacrifices   of   those   who served   their   countries   in   times   of   war,   and   give   us   the   will   to   preserve   peace   for   all   time.   I   strongly   believe   that   all Canadians   need   to   recognize   the   contributions   our   Canadian   Forces   personnel   and   their   allies   have   made   and   continue   to make at home and abroad. Please accept my best wishes for the success of your production." - David Pratt, Minister of National Defence (2003-2004) Message from the Honourable John F. Hamm Premier of Nova Scotia 440 Productions Association-Remembering Our Wartime Heritage Time to Remember - Songs and Stories of the War Years On   behalf   of   all   Nova   Scotians,   I   welcome   all   patrons   to   440   Productions   Association's   Time   to   Remember   -   Songs   and Stories of the War Years. Gathering   together   to   remember   our   wartime   heritage   is   an   important   part   of   paying   tribute   to   the   servicemen   and   women who   fought   so   diligently   for   the   freedom   we   know   today.   Through   stories   and   songs,   the   440   Productions Association   brings its audience back in time to a place where many Nova Scotians trained and prepared for battle. As   you   watch   the   actors   and   listen   to   their   words,   I   encourage   you   to   take   a   moment   to   remember   the   fallen   and   give thanks   to   all   who   worked   and   fought   for   our   freedom.   Congratulations   to   everyone   involved   in   this   worthwhile   endeavor. Enjoy the show! - John F. Ham m, Premier of Nova Scotia (1999-2006) "It   is   through   these   venues   like   Time   To   Remember   and   efforts   by   the   youth   of   our   nation   that   we   as   a   nation   are   forever reminded   of   the   importance   of   Remembrance.   We   Thank   440   Productions   for   your   efforts   to   preserve   the   history   of Canada. They are most appreciated." - Dominion Command, Royal Canadian Legion "I   wish   your   troupe   much   success   with   their   show   and   trip   to   England;   having   young   Canadians   taking   pride   in   remembering Canada's wartime history is truly commendable." - Robert Th ibault, Member of Parliament, West Nova (2004-2008) "I   am   pleased   to   lend   my   most   enthusiastic   endorsement   to   Mr.   George   Egan's   production   Time   to   Remember.   Mr   Egan's years    at    Yarmouth    Consolidated    Memorial    High    School    have    been    marked    by    two    dozen    excellent    stage    and    film productions.   George   writes   his   own   scripts,   and,   in   the   case   of   his   eighteen   "war   theme"   scripts,   he   incorporates   timely songs from the war years. I have viewed all of them with great pleasure. I am proud to have George Egan as a colleague. Having   been   involved   in   theatre   for   more   than   three   decades,   I   believe   that   I   can   state   unequivocally   that   audiences outside   the   Yarmouth   area   will   thrill   to   this   new   production.   He   and   his   cast   and   production   crew   are   deserving   of   both encouragement and support." - John Naus e, Ph.D., Principal, Yarmouth Memorial Consolidated High School 2003-2004 Sponsors of Time to Remember BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION in Canada David Reddaway, CMG MBE, High Commissioner Air Force Association of Canada The Royal Canadian Air Force Association Trust Leif Erikson Chapter IODE (Yarmouth, NS) Municipality of the District of Yarmouth Yarmouth Leisure Services Royal Canadian Legion Hants County Branch #9 (Windsor, NS) Royal Canadian Legion Calais Branch #162 (Sackville, NS) Royal Canadian Legion Westside Branch #126 (Sydney, NS) Royal Canadian Legion Loyalist Branch #63 (Shelburne, NS) Royal Canadian Legion Port Royal Branch #21 (Annapolis, NS) Royal Canadian Legion River Hebert Branch #14 (River Hebert, NS) Global Television Network Maritimes, Global Communications Ltd Subway (Yarmouth, NS) Spears & MacLeod Pharmasave (Yarmouth, NS) L.G. Trask Insurance Agency (Yarmouth, NS) Borcherdt Concrete Products Ltd (Yarmouth, NS) Sky-Tec Audiotronics (Marlene & Garth Davis, Yarmouth NS) Canadian Tire (Yarmouth, NS) Thistle Hyundai (Yarmouth, NS) The Yarmouth Wool Shoppe The Muise Family, in memory of Zacharie Simon Muise, WWII Veteran, 1923 - 2003 (Yarmouth, NS) George S. Hawkins (Halifax, NS) Dr. John Albrecht (Burnaby, BC) Bobby Lou Reardon (Yarmouth, NS) Leighton Trefry (Yarmouth, NS) Special Thanks / Acknowledgements INDIVIDUALS: Sir Andrew Burns Former British High Commissioner to Canada (2000-2003) Patrick O'Brien Head of Media & Public Affairs Section, British High Commission in Canada Ken Davies - TAGA (Stevington, England) Roy Gibbs - TAGA (Orpington, Kent, England) Keith C. Atkinson, Chairman - Royal British Legion Downs Branch Mary Eldridge - Royal British Legion Downs Branch Sophia Harris - CBC Television (Yarmouth, NS) Tina Comeau - The Vanguard (Yarmouth, NS) Sharon Guitard (Dartmouth, NS) Henry Reed (Yarmouth, NS) Jean Spear (Ottawa, ON) ORGANISATIONS: TAGA: Telegraphist Air Gunners Association (International) Royal British Legion Downs Branch (Deal, Kent, England) The Flag Emporium (Halifax, NS)
Time to Remember Songs and Stories of the War Years 
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