New Jersey Repertory Company presents
The Pin Up Girls: A Musical Love Letter
by James Hindman & Jeffrey Lodin
|An East Coast Premiere|
From The Andrews Sisters to Hip Hop! From World War One to Afghanistan. THE PIN-UP GIRLS sing a cavalcade of hits inspired by letters home from our troops overseas! While singing at their local VFW hall, Leanne and her friends stumble upon a huge stash of letters that go back a hundred years. Inspired by what they find - funny, romantic, and heartbreaking, the ladies put on a show that celebrates the guys and gals who fight to defend our country.
Original Creative Development, CAB Productions, Claudia Stepp, President & Executive Producer
Presented by special arrangement with Stage Rights (www.stagerights.com)
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
The Pin-Up Girls Song List
1) PLEASE MR. POSTMAN
2) YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU
3) LOVE NEST BUILT FOR TWO
4) HOW I HATE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING
5) SINGLE LADIES
6) SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER
7) PUSH IT!
8) SINCERELY WILBUR - PART 1
9) LETTERS FROM WAR
10) THE PIN UP GIRLS SECTION
- OH, YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL
- AIN’T SHE SWEET
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
11) CRAFT SONG
12) CONEY ISLAND BABY
13) P.S. I LOVE YOU
14) SINCERELY WILBUR – PART 2
15) SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
16) THE USO SECTION
- BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY
- JUDY, JUDY, JUDY
- THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’
- THANKS FOR THE MEMORY
17) SINCERELY WILBUR, PART 3
18) ON A BUS TO ST. CLOUD
20) PLEASE, MR. POSTMAN – REPRISE
(Full song credits at the end of program)
Meet the Company
Jo Lynn Burks
Board of Trustees
Tanis Deitch, President
Linda Standley, Vice President
Nancy Stek, Secretary
Karen Wharmby, Treasurer
Pat Addiss, Mare Akana, Gabor Barabas, SuzAnne Barabas, Evan Bergman, Steven Darien, Carl Hoffman, Vasi Laurence, Marilyn Pearlman, Marianne Pedersen, Kim Puvalowski, Lauren Schwarz, Carl Jennings
Executive Producer- Gabor Barabas
Artistic Director- SuzAnne Barabas
Associate Artistic Director- Evan Bergman
Production Manager/Resident Set Designer- Jessica Parks
Marketing and Public Relations Director- Sunjay Venkatraman
Literary Manager- Joel Stone
Company Manager- Robert Baird
Resident Lighting Designer- Jill Nagle
Assistant Lighting Designer/Artistic Associate- Janey Huber
Resident Costume Designer- Patricia E. Doherty
Resident Sound Designer- Nick Simone
Technical Director- Brian P. Snyder
Financial Director- Dee Cantalice
Master Electrician- James Lockhart
House Manager- Karen Wharmby
Visual Arts Coordinator- Mare Akana
Photography & Digital Imaging Curator- Andrea Phox
Artistic Associate- Gail Winar
Scenic Artist/Assistant Properties- Donna Stiles
Covid Compliance Officer- John Pietrowski
We thank the following for their support: The Shubert Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, SBA Shuttered Venues Program, The Stone Foundation of New Jersey, New Jersey CRF, NJEDA, JENNJOE Fund, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, OceanFirst Foundation, Princeton Area Community Foundation, Manasquan Bank, Community Foundation of New Jersey, Monmouth County CARES, Investors Bank Foundation, Jewish Communal Fund, Darien Family Fund, Vasi Laurence, Linda Mitchell, Caroline Huber, and all our patrons, year-round subscribers, and new audience members. We are extremely grateful for all your support during these trying times.
Shout out to Blake Robinson, Mare Akana, Mitch Berman, Dee Cantalice, Anita Corvin, Barney Fitzpatrick, Steve Corvin, Kathleen Goldpaugh, Jay Kaplan, Barbara Kulberg, Mitch Kulberg, Nancy Lubarsky, Donna Marrazzo, Eric Oberer, Carol Oliver, John Pocalyko, Lindy Regan, Donald Shapiro, Barbara Smith, Larry Smith, Nancy Stek, Jan Thompson, Louis Thompson, Fred Wharmby, Karen Wharmby, Robyn Flipse, Gail Winar, Jessica Parks, and Donna Styles.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA) founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors’ Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts union. ActorsEquity.org. NJ Rep is proud to work with AEA.
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All Songs Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.
All International Copyrights Secured.
Ain’t She Sweet by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen ©1927 Courtesy of Edwin H. Morris & Company, A Division of MPL Music Publishing (ASCAP) and WC Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Alive by Jeffrey Lodin and Marc Castle ©2020 Arrangement by VFW Publishing
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Hughie Prince and Don Raye © Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Songwriters Guild of America (ASCAP)
Coney Island Baby by Les Applegate, ©2020 Arrangement by VFW Publishing
Craft Song ©2020 Arrangement by VFW Publishing
Happy Birthday ©2020 Arrangement by VFW Publishing
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young & Fred E. Ahlert © Courtesy of RYTVOC, Inc. (ASCAP), Downtown Music Publishing LLC o/b/o Pencil Mark Music Inc. (ASCAP), and Bluewater Music Services Corp o/b/o Azure Pearl Music (ASCAP)/Beeping Good Music Publishing (ASCAP)/David Ahlert Music (ASCAP).
Letters from War by Cindy LaVonne Morgan and Mark Mitchell Schultz © 2003 Lola Max Music (ASCAP), Word Music LLC (ASCAP) and Crazy Romaine Music (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Lola Max Music and Word Music LLC administered by WC Music Corp. All rights on behalf Crazy Romain Music administered by Music Services, Inc.
Love Nest Built For Two by Jeffrey Lodin and Mark Waldrop ©2022 Arrangement by VFW Publishing
Oh, How I Hate to Get Up In The Morning by Irving Berlin, Additional Lyrics by Mark Waldrop ©2020 Arrangement by VFW Publishing
Oh, You Beautiful Doll by Nat D. Ayer and Seymour Brown ©2020 Arrangement by VFW Publishing
On a Bus to St. Cloud by Gretchen Peters © Purple Crayon Music, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)
P.S. I Love You by Johnny Mercer and Gordon Jenkins ©1934 Jenkins Family Partnership (ASCAP) and The Johnny Mercer Foundation (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of The Johnny Mercer Foundation administered by WC Music Corp.
Please Mr. Postman by Robert Bateman, Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, and Brian Holland © EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Jobette Music Co Inc., Stone Agate Music (BMI, ASCAP)
Push It Good ©2020 by Jeffrey Lodin & James Hindman, Arrangement by VFW Publishing
Sincerely Wilbur ©2020 by Jeffrey Lodin & James Hindman, Arrangement by VFW Publishing
Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It) by Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell and Christopher Stewart ©2008 B-Day Publishing (ASCAP), Intellectual Don (NS), Songs of Peer, Ltd. On behalf of itself and March Ninth Music Publishing, Peermusic Musikverlag G.M.B.H., Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Limited. All rights on behalf of B-Day Publishing and Intellectual Don Administered by WC Music Corp.
Someone to Watch Over Me by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin ©1926 Ira Gershwin Music (GMR) and WC Music Corp. (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Ira Gershwin Music administered by Warner Geo Met Ric Music.
Thanks for the Memory by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin © Famous Music LLC, Sony/ATV Harmony (ASCAP)
These Boots Were Made for Walkin' by Lee Hazelwood © Criterion Music Corp. (MCPS)
You Made Me Love You by James V. Monaco and Joseph McCarthy ©2020 Arrangement by VFW Publishing