May 1, 2019
[CORAL SPRINGS, FL] Today, veteran theater management CEO Kevin Barrett and Carbonell Award-winning actress Shelley Keelor announced the launch of The Victory Dolls, a vintage, Andrews Sisters inspired, musical harmony group comprised of nine of South Florida’s leading ladies of musical theater.
The Victory Dolls cast of award-winning singers includes Keelor, Sabrina Lynn Gore, Amy Miller Brennan, Leah Marie Sessa, Aaron Bower, Jeanine Levy, Ann Marie Olsen, Jinon Deeb and Katie Angell Thomas. Phil Hinton is also part of this all-star team, tasked with creating original arrangements, and the Carbonell Award-winning Caryl Fantel will serve as Musical Director.
The brainchild of Barrett, a long-time theater management executive in South Florida, and spearheaded by Keelor, one of the area’s finest actresses, The Victory Dolls were created with the idea that when smart, talented women work together for the greater good, nothing can stop them.
Through music and great storytelling, this All-Star group of singers will seek to honor our brave and courageous Veterans, Military and First Responders across the country, who work tirelessly to protect us all. All Victory Dolls performances will help benefit, support and raise awareness of non-profit organizations that support these groups such as Honor Flight of South Florida, Gary Sinise Foundation, Wounded Warriors Families Support and many others. The Victory Dolls will begin accepting bookings and kick off its touring schedule in 2019.
For the past six months, The Victory Dolls have been working behind the scenes on their first production, a 1940s/WWII era signature concert and show entitled I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen. The Victory Dolls’ debut concert performance will take place this fall. More details, including location and ticketing information, will be announced in the coming months. Future Victory Dolls productions will also include several more themed shows, such as Rockin’ with The Dolls (1950s/60s Top Hits), Home for the Holidays with The Dolls, and All Dolled Up (Great American Songbook Classics).
As role models in the South Florida theater community, The Victory Dolls will also seek to inspire, educate and empower young women in theater programs across South Florida to be the very best they can be on stage, on the job and in life.
The Victory Dolls plan to offer an exclusive education program in area theaters beginning in the 2019-2020 season entitled Developing A Successful Career in the Arts, which will include master classes, workshops, weekly intensives and private lessons. The Developing A Successful Career in the Arts program, taught by some of South Florida’s leading actresses, will provide young thespians across South Florida with the essential skills needed to take the next step in their career.
The Victory Dolls are now accepting bookings for the 2019-2020 season. For more information, please call (954) 234-5982 or visit www.thevictorydolls.com for more information.
Kevin Barrett/Producer – The Victory Dolls