A Madcap Musical Salute to the Swinging '40s
Created by Roger Bean
A USO show is threatened with cancellation when a certain famous trio of singing sisters fails to show, and it’s up to three earnest and determined stagehands to go on with the show! The Andrews Brothers is filled to the brim with over 25 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including the showstoppers "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Slow Boat to China," "Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree," and "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive." Mistaken identities and madcap adventures—imagine Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in a road movie of Some Like It Hot—along with the music of an entire generation highlight this wonderful valentine to the heroes of World War II.
At an afternoon rehearsal for a USO show in the South Pacific, Max, Lawrence and Patrick Andrews are rehearsing with pin-up girl Peggy Jones for the big show that night. What Peggy doesn't know is that the brothers are really just the stagehands for the show—her backup singers didn't arrive in time and the boys were recruited by the Major in charge to fill in where needed.
Peggy soon discovers their true jobs along with the 4F ailments that kept them out of the Army that bubble to the surface as they rehearse but she's convinced they'll do a fine job nonetheless. Of course, Peggy falling in love with sweet and stammering Patrick doesn't hurt their case either. Just as they assume all will work out well, a radiogram arrives with the news that the headliners for tonight's show, The Andrews Sisters, have been held in quarantine in Hawaii. The show must be cancelled. Unless, of course, there's a way for The Andrews Sisters to appear...
After Peggy finishes her onstage set at that evening's show, she introduces The Andrews and our three brothers must now pull off the performance of a lifetime as they become Maxene, Patty and LaVerne Andrews. Peggy joins them throughout their set as the brothers perform the greatest hits of one of the finest singing groups of all-time.