Sgt. Stubby the Great American War Dog Musical Coming to Off-Broadway

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By the war's end, Stubby had served in 17 different battles. At one point, he was even badly injured by a grenade. You don't accumulate flair like this for nothing!
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If you happen to be in the New York City area come mid-November, have a penchant for American history, musicals, stories about heroic military dogs, and are looking for something the whole family can enjoy, you just may want to check out Sgt. Stubby – The Great American War Dog Musical.

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Based on the true story of Stubby, who fought 17 battles, was awarded a Purple Heart, met Presidents Wilson, Harding, and Coolidge,  garnered a plethora of accolades and adoration, and is recognized and preserved at the Smithsonian Institute in the National Museum of American History, it seems only right someone should sing his praises.

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The musical, with book/lyrics by Jack Dyville and music/lyrics by Lawrence Wankel, takes a unique look at the Stubby’s story using a vehicle similar to the role of “Snoopy,” in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brownwith an actor portraying the famous canine.  This family-friendly production about a stray dog who went on to raise the morale of so many WWI soldiers, previews in November at St. Luke’s Theatre, with opening day slated for December 3.

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If you are looking for some great holiday entertainment with heart, get your tickets for Sgt. Stubby – The Great American War Dog Musical, and join in celebrating one of the greatest dogs in American history.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwe32wPMgpA

Stubby went on to be a lifelong member of the American Legion and the YMCA. When J. Robert Conroy went on to Georgetown University Law School, they made Stubby the mascot. Currently, Georgetown's mascot is some dog named Jack.
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