If this unusually wintry winter weather has gotten you down, 34 West has the show to pick you right back up. They’re currently running the 1940s-style musical Boogie Woogie Bugle Gals, a comic romp about two sisters who fall in and out of love with their suitors. The show features classic songs by the likes of the Andrews Sisters and Bing Crosby, and to set the mood, Stephen Wayne and Jeff Querin, 34 West’s co-founders, have restyled their 60-seat theater into a USO hall.
Like all of 34 West’s shows, Boogie Woogie Bugle Gals is an original play by Querin and Wayne. The duo produce fun, upbeat musical works with archetypal characters — the hero, the lover, the buffoon. And in addition to writing, acting, and producing their own shows, Querin and Wayne also serve as bartenders at their small in-house bar.
Boogie Woogie Bugle Gals is performed by New York actors and vocalists Maddie Casto and Jennifer Bissell, with Wayne taking on the male roles. The show runs through April 25, with shows on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 — groups of eight or more people can get a discount — and can be purchased at 34west.org or by calling (843) 901-9343. The theater is tucked at the corner of Meeting and Pinckney streets, at 200 Meeting St., and should be accessed by the Pinckney entrance.
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