The hit Glenn Miller musical Bugle Boy comes to Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre for two performances there on Saturday, June 14.
The new musical by English playwright Den Stevenson; traces the life of legendary music icon Glenn Miller, from leaving college to play in various bands, including his own, as he searches tirelessly for over 20 years, with the constant support and love of his wife Helen, for a unique band sound.
When he eventually succeeds in his quest; he and his family only enjoy the fruits of fame for three short years.
When America joined the Second World War after the bombing of Pearl Harbour he joins the Army, forms the subsequently famed A.E.F Band and flies to Europe to play to the Armed Forces then goes missing in mysterious circumstances.
The show will feature all of Glenn Miller’s famous and instantly recognisable tunes, from Little Brown Jug to Kalamazoo, from Moonlight Serenade to Pennsylvan ia 6-5000, from Chattanooga Choo Choo to American Patrok.
Den Stevenson became obsessed with making a musical about the great band leader while he was booker for Glenn’s younger brother Herb Miller and his Orchestra, honing his unique concept on English soil before presenting the show in America - firstly in Virginia and then on Broadway where it was choreographed by Duke Ellington’s granddaughter Mercedes Ellington.
Performances at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre take place from 3pm and 7.30pm. For tickets, call the box office on 01246 345222.