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  • Personnel
Universal Studios had a decidedly different roster of money-making stars than the other major studios: a “nice girl” operatic soprano, Deanna Durbin; the most popular girl trio of the day, The Andrews Sisters; and the zany comedy team, Abbott and Costello. Durbin, who was inadvertently dismissed from M-G-M in 1936, was signed immediately by Universal and featured in twenty films over the next decade. At one point in the '30s Durbin was the highest paid female star in film, surpassing even her rival, Shirley Temple. Abbott and Costello and the Andrews Sisters, both of whom had achieved wide popularity by 1940, were the “bread and butter” wage earners for Universal between 1940 and 1947. Each group appeared in over fifteen films; on three occasions they were cast in the same film!
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Vocalists
Shirley Andress, vocals
Ecaterina Muller, vocals
Lisa Forkish, vocals
Michael Stone, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Musicians
Frank Kenney, reeds
Bob Bork, reeds
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Roger Woods, reeds
Joe Manis, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Josh Deutsch, trumpet
Douglas Dietrick, trumpet
Ryan Chaney, trombone
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Todd Johnson, trombone
Matt Treder, piano
Nathan Waddell, bass
Merlin Showalter, drums
Performances
April, 2009
Th 30 7:30 pHold That Ghost!: Corvallis
May, 2009
Th 07 7:30 pHold That Ghost!: Eugene
Fr 08 7:30 pHold That Ghost!: Florence
Su 10 2:30 pHold That Ghost!: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
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