Doug founded the Retro-Politans with colleagues Cindy Hutchins and Alex Hassan circa 2007 for a one time performance and poof, a new group was born. The Retros are inspired by some of the great Boy/Girl Vaudeville acts of the 20s and 30s and with Alex Hassan at the keyboard playing spot-on recreations of the style; these are evenings you won’t soon forget. All of our shows are authentic, energetic, engaging, touching and a lot of fun.
At the moment our repertoire includes: Shakin’ the Blues Away, a revue of tunes from movies, broadway, radio and vaudeville; Over There, our revue of tunes created to bolster our country and honor our troops; Dawn of a New Day – Songs of the World’s Fairs, a fantastic collection of little-known songs by well known composers created for the World’s Fairs of the 1930s. This show includes a marvelous narration created by Mr. Dwight Blocker Bowers, curator at the American History Museum of the Smithsonian. More are in development…….OOOhhhhh, you’re gonna love it.
This lively and authentic 1920s and 30s cabaret features Doug Bowles and Cindy Hutchins on vocals with the internationally acclaimed novelty and stride expert, Alex Hassan, on keys.