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Musical recreates life of Miller
Published 02/06/14



AN acclaimed new musical about the life and work of legendary band leader Glenn Miller is set to return to Windsor after delighting packed houses with their first visit two years ago.

What happened to Glenn Miller remains as much a mystery today as when the iconic American bandleader went missing at the end of World War II.

Bugle Boy by award-winning playwright Den Stevenson traces the life of Glenn Miller — from leaving college to playing in various bands as he searches tirelessly for more than 20 years for a unique band sound, ably abetted by his wife, Helen.

When he eventually succeeds in his quest he and his family only enjoy the fruits of fame for three short years.

When America joined the Second World War after the bombing of Pearl Harbour, he joined the army, formed the subsequently famed AEF Band and flew to Europe to play to the Armed Forces, Only that is when he went missing in mysterious circumstances.


Den Stevenson became obsessed with making a musical about the great band leader whilst being a booker for Glenn’s younger brother Herb Miller and his orchestra, honing his unique concept on English soil before presenting the show in America — first in Virginia and then on Broadway where it was choreographed by Duke Ellington’s granddaughter, Mercedes.

Bugle Boy features all of Glenn Miller’s famous and instantly-recognisable tunes including, among others, Little Brown Jug, Moonlight Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Chattanooga Choo Choo,Kalamazoo and many others.

• Bugle Boy is at the Royal Theatre, Windsor from Monday to Saturday, June 2 to 7. For tickets call 01753 853888 or visit www.theatreroyal windsor.co.uk

PUBLISHED 02/06/14



 
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