The wait is finally over. After being twice postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, Utah State University Eastern will host the Benson Sisters on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center ballroom.
The trio will perform their 1940s and 50s era music. Along with the concert, a full dinner will be catered by USU Eastern Dining. In addition, actual World War II artifacts, including a photo op with a World War II Jeep, will be on display, courtesy of the Utah Military History Group.
The three Benson sisters recreate the Andrew Sisters performances from the World War II era. Free admission will be offered to all World War II and Korean War veterans.
“We love to get our audience laughin’ and dancin’ in the aisles as we recreate the Andrew Sisters from World War II,” the sisters have said.
Tickets to the show are $17 if purchased in advance online, or $20 at the door. Couples can receive two tickets for $35, while active duty and veterans can receive tickets for $15 apiece. Veterans of World War II and the Korean War will receive complementary admission.
To purchase tickets online, visit eastern.usu.edu/gec.
The 1940s were dominated by male bands and male vocalists such as Bing Crosby and Perry Como. Throughout the decade, only 11 songs by women topped the weekly Billboard charts.
I’ll Walk Alone 1944 Dinah Shore
I’m Making Believe 1944 The Inkspots & Ella Fitzgerald
Don’t Fence Me In 1944 Bing Crosby & Andrew Sisters
Rum and Coca-Cola 1945 Andrews Sisters
My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time 1945 Les Brown & Doris Day
Sentimental Journey 1945 Les Brown & Doris Day
Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief 1946 Betty Hutton
Manana (Is Soon Enough for Me) 1948 Peggy Lee
A Tree in the Meadow 1948 Margaret Whiting
Buttons and Bows 1948 Dinah Shore
A Little Bird Told Me 1949 Evelyn Knight
Other 2021 USU Eastern Hosted Performances
– Sympholynn Acoustic Strings
Nov. 12, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Geary Event Center
The quartet, based out of Las Vegas, play classical to classic rock, Mozart to Sinatra, Aerosmith to Celine Dion to Madonna. Tickets to the show will be $18 if purchased presale, $20 online or $25 for general admission at the door. Students, faculty and staff, seniors, and military members can receive tickets for $18 at the door.
– Peter Breinholt Holiday Concert
Dec. 3, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Geary Event Center Peter Breinholt brings his holiday concert, which has played to large audiences in Salt Lake City. Peter has performed for countless sold out crowds in every major concert hall in the state,