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The   2006-2007   Performance   Tour   Season   features   a    new   wartime   musical   stage   show.   Tragedy   and   Triumph   –   Memories   of World   War   II,   is   the   third   production   in   the   Time   To   Remember   international   series.   The   war   years   were   ones   of   "tragedy   and triumph"   for   servicemen   and   women,   civilians,   and   nations   and   440   Productions   convey   that   reality   on   stage   in   its   newest presentation Who   Do   You   Think   You   Are   Kidding   Mr.   Hitler   introduces   the   opening scenes   and   sets   the   mood   for   an   evening   of   wartime   stories   and   songs. One   young   man   brings   the   reality   of   everyday   life   amidst   the   bombing   and uncertainty   in   wartime   England   to   the   audience.   Together   with   other trainees   in   Canada   and   Britain,   their   decision   to   join   the   Royal   Navy   as Telegraphist    Air    Gunners    brings    new    adventure    and    the    audience discovers   the   songs   they   sang   and   the   music   that   inspired   and   touched their   hearts.   There   is   no   fiction   to   be   found   in   these   stories   and   the opening scenes are guaranteed to bring a smile and a tear. From   the   Navy   to   the   Army   to   the   Air   Force,   each   scene   pays   tribute   to the   various   branches   of   the   services   and   the   individuals   who   fought   with courage   and   determination.   From   tragedy   to   triumph   in   stories   and   songs,   soldiers,   Telegraphist   Air   Gunners,   pilots,   and civilians   bring   to   the   stage   the   joy   and   sadness   of   wartime   reality   experienced   during,   such   events   as   the   Channel   Dash   and the Battle of Britain. For   many   Canadians   soldiers,   Yarmouth,   Nova   Scotia   was   the   location   of   basic   training   and   through   the   songs,   Bless   ‘Em   All, Kiss   Me   Goodnight   Sergeant   Major,   and   Quartermaster's   Stores,   the   audience   can   join   in   to   sing   the   well-known   war   songs   of army   trainees. Then,   it’s   off   to   England   to   encounter   the   British   people   at   war   and   wartime   adventure   from   the   serious   to   the humorous. The   Second   Act   opens   with   the   music   of   the   British   pub,   including   My   Old   Man,   Tavern   In   The   Town,   Roll   Out   The   Barrel   and such   songs   as   Elmer's Tune,   offers   a   glimpse   of   the   many   songs   sung   around   the   piano.   Poking   fun   at   the   enemy   and   forgetting the realities of war were a necessary part of wartime life and the songs reflect those carefree moments. No   440   Production   in   the   Time   To   Remember   series   would   be   complete   without   stories   of   romance   and   this   stage   show   is   no exception.   Weaved   throughout   the   evening   are   love   stories   and   songs,   the   parting,   the   letters   home,   and   the   reunions.   Each story and song will ‘tug at the heart strings’ and leave the audience with an unforgettable memory. The   Second   Act   moves   to   the   Pacific   with   stories   of   the   attack   on   the   enemy-held   Royal   Dutch   Shell refineries   at   Palambang,   Sumatra,   and   the   attacks   on   the   Sakishima   Islands   from   aircraft   carriers   of   the British Pacific Fleet. Other stories include the tragedy of the Changi POW Camp. The   patriotism   of   wartime   Britain   is   presented   with   well-known   songs   that   include   We'll   Meet   Again, Wish    Me    Luck,   Yours,    and   There'll   Always    Be   An    England.   These    songs    will    inspire    and    leave    an appreciative understanding of the staunch belief in victory. Once   again   this   third   production   of   the   Time   To   Remember   series,   with   some   forty-six   wartime   songs, will    be    for    both    the    cast    and    the    audience    an    evening    that    will    leave    them    humming    tunes    and    remembering    the unforge ttable moments and people of the war years. 2006-2007 Nova Scotia Time To Remember Performance Tour of Tragedy and Triumph - Memories of World War II The 2006 performances commemorated the 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION and The YEAR OF THE WAR BRIDE in Canada Saturday, July 29 at 7 pm CHESTER BASIN Performance: at the Royal Canadian Legion Everett Branch #88 (Chester Basin) Saturday, August 19 at 7 pm SHELBURNE Performance: at the Royal Canadian Legion Loyalist Branch #63 (Shelburne) Saturday, October 7 at 6:30 pm TRURO Performance: Dinner theatre (5-course turkey dinner and show) at the Royal Canadian Legion Colchester Branch #26 Veterans' Week 2006 performances ('Share the Story'): Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 6 pm HALIFAX PERFORMANCE: Dinner theatre (roast beef dinner and show) at the Royal Canadian Legion Fairview Branch #142 (50 Hillcrest St) *This performance also benefited the Walter Callow Wheelchair Buses for Veterans* Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 7 pm YARMOUTH PERFORMANCE: at the Yarmouth Arts Regional Centre (Th'YARC, 76 Parade St) Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 2 pm YARMOUTH PERFORMANCE: at the Yarmouth Arts Regional Centre (Th'YARC, 76 Parade St) The 2007 performances commemorated the 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TELEGRAPHIST AIR GUNNERS ASSOCIATION Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 6 pm This performance was dedicated to the memory of Gunner (RCA) Charlie N Royea (1917-1944) BEDFORD Performance: at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch # 95 (1772 Bedford Hwy) Tickets ($30) available at the Bedford Legion Price includes meal and performance (Dinner Theatre) For information call the Legion 902.835.2968 2007 British Time To Remember Performance Tour of Tragedy and Triumph - Memories of World War II Saturday, May 19, 2007: FAREHAM Performance: A Special Tribute to the Telegraphist Air Gunners At the 60th Memorial Weekend of the Telegraphist Air Gunners Association Commemorating their Diamond Jubilee at HMS Collingwood, in the Senior Ratings Mess Fareham, Hampshire, England Sunday, May 20, 2007: Attendance at the Memorial Service, Fleet Air Arm WWII Memorial with the Telegraphist Air Gunners On the seafront, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, England Monday, May 21, 2007: at 7:00 PM DEAL Performance: Sponsored by the Royal British Legion Downs Branch at the Astor Theatre Arts Centre Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent, England For tickets (£6): Call 01304 380405 or 01304 617821 Or visit the Downs Legion Social Club in Deal 2005-2007 Sponsors of Tragedy and Triumph 440 Productions wishes to acknowledge and extend sincere appreciation to the following organizations for their generous support TELEGRAPHIST AIR GUNNERS ASSOCIATION PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage 440 Productions recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Culture Division to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RCAF Association Trust CIBC VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA Canada Remembers Program TOWN OF YARMOUTH Boston Pizza (Yarmouth NS) Alexa McDonough, Member of Parliament for Halifax The Honourable Geoff Regan, Member of Parliament for Halifax West Darrell Dexter Leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party Member of the Legislative Assembly of NS for Cole Harbour The Honourable Jamie Muir Member of the Legislative Assembly of NS for Truro-Bible Hill The Honourable Carolyn Bolivar-Getson Member of the Legislative Assembly of NS for Lunenburg West Gordie Gosse Member of the Legislative Assembly of NS for Cape Breton Nova The Honourable Judy Streatch Member of the Legislative Assembly of NS for Chester-St. Margaret's Dave A Wilson Member of the Legislative Assembly of NS for Sackville-Cobequid Fleet Air Arm Association Royal Canadian Legion Alvin H Foster Memorial Branch #98 (Kingston NS), Royal Canadian Legion Carleton Branch #167 (Yarmouth Co NS), Royal Canadian Legion Colchester Branch #26 (Truro NS), Royal Canadian Legion Dr CB Lumsden Branch #74 (Wolfville NS), Royal Canadian Legion Loyalist Branch #63 (Shelburne NS), Royal Canadian Legion Middleton Branch #1 (Middleton NS), Royal Canadian Legion Weymouth Branch #67 (Weymouth NS) Mr Henry Hemsley, WWII Veteran (England) Mr Stewart Crawford, Telegraphist Air Gunner (Glasgow, Scotland) Honourary Treasurer, Telegraphist Air Gunners Association Ms Bobby Lou Reardon (Yarmouth NS) Veterans (anonymous) Special Thanks / Acknowledgements 440 Productions wishes to thank the following for their help and support during this season of 'Time To Remember' and all our other remembrance initiatives INDIVIDUALS: Mr & Mrs Stewart and Maureen Crawford (Glasgow, Scotland) Mr & Mrs Ken and Barbara Davies (Stevington, England) Mr & Mrs Roy and Joan Gibbs (Orpington, England) Mr & Mrs Fred and Beryl Good (Watford, England) Adm Adrian Johns CBE, Second Sea Lord and Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet Command (England) Mr Eric May (Maidstone, England) Mr Ted Powell (Whitstable, England) Mr & Mrs Les and Val Sayer (Wakes Colne, England) Mr & Mrs Bill and Gwen West (Australia) Mr Keith Atkinson (Deal, England) Mrs Gwen Buchanan (Steyning, England Mrs Lindsay Buchanan (Spain) Ms Mary Eldridge (Deal, England) Mr Roger Tyack (Deal, England) Mr Wilbert Billard (Middle Sackville NS) Mrs Mary MacKenzie, Zone Cmdr, Royal Canadian Legion (Shelburne NS) Mr Fred Sandy, Fleet Air Arm Association (Dartmouth NS) Mr Tom Waters, Zone Cmdr, Royal Canadian Legion (Halifax NS) PARTNERING ORGANIZATIONS: Royal Canadian Legion Fairview Branch #142 (Halifax NS) Royal Canadian Legion Yarmouth Branch #61 (Yarmouth NS) Telegraphist Air Gunners Association (England) Walter Callow Wheelchair Buses for Veterans (Halifax NS) MEDIA, PUBLICITY & PROMOTION: Virginia Beaton, Staff - The Trident: Newspaper of Maritime Forces Atlantic, Tina Comeau, Reporter - The Vanguard (Yarmouth NS), Michael Gorman, Reporter - The Vanguard (Yarmouth NS)  
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