Performers Erinn Dearth and Dan Beckmann present “Letters From Home,” a high-energy USO-style singing and tap-dancing show honoring our veterans, active military heroes and their families, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at St. Lawrence Arts in Portland.

Dearth started “Letters From Home” at the suggestion of her late father, Pat Dearth, a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Since that time, the group has made its mark performing in venues big and small across the United States, touching the hearts and caressing the memories of hundreds of thousands nationwide with their mission to honor our veterans, active military heroes and their families.

The show is now performed in theaters, for air shows, cruise ships, schools, patriotic celebrations, military bases, VA hospitals, VFWs, American Legions and many other venues. A television documentary on “Letters From Home” by Our State Television won the Emmy for best magazine documentary in 2017. The duo performed in Normandy, France to perform for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019. Digital performances happened all of 2020 for retirement communities across the world. “Letters From Home” has performed more than 900 shows and will be doing a 50-States Tour uniting the nation in 2023.

Dearth has been singing and dancing competitively since the age of five. She branched out to do musical theatre and performed on cruise ships until she founded First-in-Flight Entertainment which books entertainers all over the world. Producing “Letters From Home” combines her love of production and being onstage, while spreading a message of hope and patriotism.

Beckmann was a New York singer, actor, photographer when he was approached by Dearth after she saw him on a YouTube video. Beckmann took her offer and joined the “Letters From Home” team. Together, the pair takes audiences on a trip down memory lane with 1940s-1960s music, singing, tap dancing, comedy, audience interaction, and a variety of other surprises.

Tickets: $25/$31 at the door. St. Lawrence Arts is located at 76 Congress St., Portland. For more information, visit

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