Variety Show to Entertain Joint Base Cape Cod Personnel

Wayne Soares

Wayne Soares

BOURNE – For the first time since World War II, military personnel at Joint Base Cape Cod, along with area veterans, will be entertained Tuesday with a variety show.

The event was organized by Falmouth actor and comedian Wayne Soares, who formatted the show to be similar to those done by Bob Hope.

“I did kind of try to model the formula of his show and what he tried to do with a variety of performers and singing and dancing and comedy,” Soares said.

The show will feature both local and off-Cape acts. The local burlesque troupe the Brazen Belles will perform along with Soares.

Troy Clarkson will serve as the master of ceremonies and other special guests include Captain Tom Maine, a retired, former base commander in Mobile, Alabama, who also served at Joint Base Cape Cod as chief aviation officer, and former Red Sox player Rico Petrocelli.

Boston comedian Andrea Henry will also perform and there will be a performace by New York singer and actress Debra Toscano, who was recently in the off-Broadway performance of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

Other performances include a roller skating duo, a violin and piano piece, and a magic act.

Soares said the show will be a welcome distraction for the servicemen and women.

“I think it gives them a chance to get away from their busy schedule,” he said. “And we are there to just entertain and bring some laughter.”

Soares hopes to bring a similar performance to Falmouth in late august for the public.

Soares has spent a lot of time performing for the military and just before Christmas held a show in Germany at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. He has also performed in South Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq and bases in the United States.

The show is being produced by Jess Productions.


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