News Archive for the ‘Music and Performance’ Topic

Purple Rose Theater Original Play – “Willow Run”

Chelsea’s Purple Rose Theater introduced an original play set at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during WWII. “Willow Run,” a musical drama by playwright Jeff Duncan is based on historical research and details gathered from interviews with original Willow Run “Rosie the Riveters.” “Willow Run” sold out performances through its entire run (June through September, […]

Two Ton Tessie: The Story of a Willow Run B-24 Bomber

From Glamor to Glory – Gloria Swanson was the ultimate Hollywood star. Beautiful and talented, she was the ultimate glamor girl of the silent film era. When she visited the Willow Run Bomber Plant in October of 1943, it was a very big deal. By the 1940s, Gloria Swanson had been replaced on the marquee by newer names, but […]

Letters From Home Help Save the Bomber Plant

Professional performers get in the swing to help the campaign to Save and Preserve The Willow Run Bomber Plant as the future new home of the Yankee Air Museum! Take a well-deserved break to watch the WWII-era “Rosie the Riveter” song, performed in-costume by the Letters From Home singers! The Letters From Home singers are […]