“A Tale of Two Singers” is sure to enthrall anyone with an appreciation for the World War II generation – and especially those who lived through the war, perhaps seeing their own loved ones go off to do battle with the enemies of freedom.
Created and performed by my friend Leah Carson, “A Tale of Two Singers” features the songs of two World War II-era entertainers – Vera Lynn and Marlene Dietrich. And it includes rich commentary about the war, our war-fighters, the singers themselves and their music.
Leah recently brought her hour-long show to Care-age of Brookfield, much to the delight of a large group of residents. The entire program was entertaining, educational, and extraordinarily moving.
There are two ways you can bring “A Tale of Two Singers” to your home or facility:
- Buy the CD: It’s a studio recording featuring professional 40s-era background instrumentals, Leah’s lovely voice, and a four-page insert with fascinating information about the songs.
- Bring in the program: Leah takes her show on the road. Would it be practical for your location? Just ask!
For a sneak preview, watch this clip of Leah singing Vera Lynn’s “The White Cliffs of Dover.” (Hint: Maybe it's just me, but you might want to grab a hankie.)