Are you familiar with “Letters From Home”? The show has been staged here in Marion around Memorial Day for several years. Erinn Diaz has brought her patriotic support for the military through a celebration of the songs of the World War II era to our town and now she kindly shows her support for your local library! We appreciate her kindness and encourage readers to visit http://www.lettersfromhomesingers.com for more information about the Blonde Bombshell!
Erinn Diaz was born in a car in Aurora, Colorado during a snowstorm, and her life has been a whirlwind since day one! She is the director, creator and choreographer of Letters From Home, and loves every second of touring life! While not working on Letters From Home, Erinn is the Artistic Director for her non-profit organization Spring Theatre, a theatre company in North Carolina that she passionately founded in 2013. Erinn is also the co-founder of First in Flight Entertainment which has offices in North Carolina and Chicago and entertains all throughout the United States of America. She has been working in the entertainment industry since she was barely walking, and has worked on over 250 theatrical productions nationwide, as well as being in several TV shows and movies. Erinn is also a published author, a national tap dance champion, has worked on-board cruise ships and toured with Cirque productions. She is married to the incredible Letters From Home manager Nelson Diaz.
Erinn Says: My dad, Pat Dearth, was a veteran who served in the United States Coast Guard. When he first suggested to me that I produce a 1940’s-style show, I just thought it would be a fun way to entertain and an opportunity to perform some great music. I had no idea at the time that this “little show” would have such a significant impact on my life, but more importantly on the lives of others. Since we started this show, we have had the opportunity to perform for literally thousands of heroes, including many World War II veterans. These incredible men and women are the reason we are free today. We have been honored to bring back happy memories and touch lives in a way that words alone can not express. A woman at one of our shows hugged me, sobbing tears of joy, thanking us for making her feel happiness that she hadn’t felt in 60 years and never thought she could feel again. A man at a VA hospital stood up to hug us after a show as his nurses rushed to him in shock because he hadn’t stood by himself in years. A WWII veteran departing on the Flights of Honor on the way to Washington DC to see his memorial did the jitterbug with me before returning to his wheelchair. I am so proud and humbled to call these brave men and women my friends. I have met true American heroes and truly feel I could never say thank you enough. My performance and this show are dedicated to my daddy, who passed away in 2015. I now proudly carry on his legacy with every performance with Letters From Home.