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Calendar Pick: The Hello Girls

The Hello Girls tells the story of World War I from the unique perspective of the U.S. Army’s first female telephone operators unit. The musical, written by Cara Reichel and Peter Mills and directed by Joshua Darnell with musical direction by Jonathan Sparks, takes place in New York and Paris, and includes musical genres appropriate to the period such as ragtime and jazz. It follows the women’s work turning the tides of the war, as well as their subsequent decades-long battle afterward to afford equality and recognition to their service and pave the way for future generations of women in the military. The New York Times describes the musical by saying, “There is a palpable sense of filling in an important blank: showing an adventurous female presence in the war story we thought we knew.”

WHO: The Hello Girls
WHEN: June 13–15, 8 p.m. & June 16, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Town & Gown Players