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USO Show Troupe Brings Broadway & Holiday Music to Concord

Nov 22, 2016 06:06PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Merriment will fill the Davis Theatre Monday, December 5 at 7:30 PM when the USO Show Troupe comes to Concord for a one-show only performance, the USO Troupe Holiday Show

Made up of professional performers with Broadway, Off-Broadway, film and television credits, and musical arrangements produced in collaboration with Grammy, Emmy and Tony writers and arrangers, the USO Troupe Holiday Show will entertain audiences with a repertoire of holiday and Broadway songs, along with retro hits from World War II and the Vietnam War eras, covering everything from Big Band to Disco.

Tickets for the performance are $15, with a portion of the proceeds going to the USO of North Carolina. to support crucial programs that assist soldiers and their families.

The USO Show Troupe began in 1941, giving 400,000 performances during the World War II era. The list of celebrities who traveled overseas to entertain U.S. troops back then reads like a who’s who among the Golden Age of the Hollywood elite – Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, the Marx Brothers, Marilyn Monroe and of course, Bob Hope, the USO’s most prolific entertainer.

During the Vietnam War, stars like John Wayne, Sammy Davis Jr. and Lola Falana took their places on the barebones makeshift stages, far from the glamour of their Hollywood sets.

Today’s USO Show Troupe is an ensemble of 65 professional performers with Broadway, Off-Broadway, film and television credits. Their collective resumes include hot ticket musicals like Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Sister Act, West Side Story, and Kinky Boots.

“They’re all so extraordinarily talented, and have wonderful, wide repertoires of music,” said Rachel Murray, Vice President of Entertainment with the USO Metropolitan of New York.

The USO of North Carolina serves around 650,000 active and reserve troops in the state each year, through comfort centers that offer movie lounges, libraries and computer stations, and through support services and programs that assist the emotional, psychological and financial wellbeing of troops and their families.

“They’re lifesaving,” said John Falkenbury, President and COO of the USO of North Carolina, of many of the support programs set up to assist soldiers who have been to war and their families. 

The USO Show Troupe’s performance at The Davis Theatre takes place Monday, December 5 at 7:30 pm. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online at, or through the Davis Theatre Box Office by calling 704-920-2753, or stopping into the Cabarrus Arts Council at 65 Union Street South in Concord anytime Monday through Friday between 9am and 4 pm.


About the Cabarrus Arts Council

The Cabarrus Arts Council ( is a nonprofit organization that serves as the epicenter for the community’s artists and patrons. Last year The Galleries and performances in the Davis Theatre attracted more than 17,000 visitors. In 2015-2016, CAC awarded $46,342 in grants to local arts programs through the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Grants program and the Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust, and presented 61 curriculum-related performances to 29,426 students in Cabarrus County. Hours: M-F, 9 am – 5 pm.

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