Soldiers of Song is a Live Theatre Performance. Learn more about the world famous "Dumbells" by booking this wonderful theatre performance by JUNO Nominated Dr. Jason Wilson and the amazing cast of "SOLDIERS OF SONG".
Visit the Soldiers of Song website at www.soldiers-of-song.com.
Among the pioneers of sketch comedy, the Dumbells are an important piece of Canada's cultural history. These First World War soldier-entertainers not only boosted the morale of Canadian soldiers, but also found success in London's West End and became the first Canadian production to score a hit on Broadway. The group toured Canada for over a decade after war's end. If nationhood was won at Vimy, the Dumbells provided the country with its earliest soundtrack. "Soldiers of Song — The Dumbells and Other Canadian Concert Parties of the First World War" was published in November 2012 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press and is still available from their website.
Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece delivered a member's statement on April 27, 2015 in the Ontario legislature recognizing the travelling theatre performance Soldiers of Song.
"The Dumbells' journey is now being celebrated in Dr. Jason Wilson's musical play - Soldiers of Song. Soldiers of Song is a Canadian theatre show that travels around the world celebrating The Dumbells. The show was a wonderful tribute to the soldiers who entertained their comrades and boosted morale during the First World War. I would encourage everyone to go and see the Soldiers of Song to learn more about these Canadian entertainers."