SaveTheBomberPlant.org & Meadow Brook Theatre Team Up for THE ANDREWS BROTHERS, 5/16
On Friday May 16, Meadow Brook Theatre will welcome The SaveTheBomberPlant.org "Tribute Rosie the Riveters" for a performance of The Andrews Brothers.
The SaveTheBomberPlant.org "Tribute Rosie the Riveters" are in involved in raising funds and awareness for the effort to save a portion of the Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti, MI, as a new home for the Yankee Air Museum and its flyable WWII aircraft, including the Yankee Lady B-17 bomber.
Willow Run workers built a bomber an hour during WWII on the plant's mile-long assembly line, and over 1/3 of these employees were female wartime workers, known as "Rosie the Riveters." Willow Run was the workplace of the original "Rosie the Riveter," Rose Will Monroe of Pulaski County, KY, who gained fame starring in wartime newsreels.
"Rosie the Riveter" also makes an appearance in Meadow Brook's current production, The Andrews Brothers, written and created by Roger Bean. The "Rosies" will attend the production on Friday, May 16 and be available for photo and meet and greet opportunities with patrons. Meadow Brook will also host a classic car show that same evening.
"It's going to be a really great evening, "said Travis Walter, Artistic Director. "We're happy to have the 'Rosies' join us for this performance and to lend a hand to their cause."
The popular nationwide campaign to "Save The Bomber Plant" has succeeded in mobilizing over $7 million dollars, and is getting close to the target figure of $8 million. Although the campaign's progress to date means "our" portion of the plant is safe from the the wrecking ball for now, and a purchase agreement is in the works, continued donations are necessary to insure success. You can learn more, and help out, at www.savethebomberplant.org. And when you donate, you'll get a beautiful limited edition preservation certificate to prove that YOU helped "Save Willow Run!"
Kim Godek, one of the SaveTheBomberPlant.org "Tribute Rosies" says, "It's really been an honor to represent the greatest generation in this way. We're excited to attend this performance of The Andrews Brothers and look forward to spending an evening going back in time to the 1940s, and enjoying some amazing music!"
Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan's Largest Producing Professional Theatre is located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. For Ticket information, and more information about the theatre please visit www.mbtheatre.com, Ticketmaster.com or call 248-377-3300. Meadow Brook Theatre is a nonprofit, cultural institution located on the campus of Oakland University at 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, MI 48309. MBT has been serving southeast Michigan for over 45 years.