CVFT readies ‘All Hands On Deck!’

“All Hands on Deck!” will be performed in Chaska Nov. 8-10. Here, cast members include, from left: Mark Taintor, Nikki Allen, Marina Jurica and Guthrie Horgan. (Photo by Jay Huang)

Chaska Valley Family Theatre (CVFT) will perform “All Hands On Deck!” on Veterans Day Weekend. “All Hands On Deck” will be performed at the Chaska Community Center (1661 Park Ridge Drive) at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 9 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 10. All tickets are $15 in advance ($17 at the door). For tickets and more information, visit or contact (952) 250-7206.
“All Hands On Deck!” is all singing and all big band. Based on Bob Hope’s 1942 USO tour to the troops in the field, “All Hands On Deck!” is a new, two-act revue performed by a group of charismatic singer/dancer/comics and a nine-piece orchestra featuring the songs, dances and laughs that America has loved since the 1940s.
CVFT has teamed up with the Acme Jazz Company, a Minneapolis-based swing band to perform songs including “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “I’m In The Mood For Love,” “Sentimental Journey,” “Don’t Fence Me In,” “America The Beautiful,” “Deep In The Heart Of Texas,” and a powerful Military medley.
“All Hands On Deck!” is a fun-filled, true-to-life reproduction of the kind of USO show Bob Hope and Jack Benny would have taken to the troops: classic humor and great music from those special days of road shows, war-bond drives, and radio broadcasts. Step back into 1942 with “All Hands On Deck!”