Film aficionados of the 1980 movie Blues Brothers fondly recall when Jake and Elwood declared their intentions to their soulmates and former musical teammates their burning desire of \u201cgetting the band back together.\u201d Indeed, Jake and Elwood were on a mission to bring back the band that featured members such as Mr. Fabulous, Blue Lou and Bones. They predicted their goodwill goals could be reached if the band got back together and performed Sweet Home Chicago, Rubber Biscuit and other famed blues tunes from the Chicago streets. \u201cWe\u2019ll put the band back together, do a few gigs, (and) there\u2019s some bread,\u201d claimed Joliet Jake in the movie. \u201cBam, five thousand dollars.\u201d In November, there will be another homecoming of sorts at the Actors Theatre of Indiana in Carmel. Co-founder Don Farrell has corralled the entire cast of actors, singers and dancers from the 2011 performance of the Andrews Brothers to perform at the Studio Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts. Andrews Brothers runs from November 6-22 (www.atistage.org). And here\u2019s a warning to first-time viewers of the musical: expect side-splitting, silly humor that has been praised by the Los Angeles Times and other unbiased reviewers for its \u201cno holds-barred goofiness.\u201d Those are sweet assessment to Farrell, who also recruited director California David Engel to again sit in the director\u2019s chair stage for the return engagement at the Studio Theatre. \u201cThere are no villains or bad guys,\u201d said Engel, who sports a Mickey Mouse shirt before a recent early evening rehearsal. \u201cThis is a feel good show. It makes you happy and the show blows the roof off.\u201d Those who witnessed the 2011 performance apparently agreed with critics. During a recent survey of ATI patrons, Farrell and partners Judy Fitzgerald and Cynthia Collins were told that the hometown audience wanted to see Andrews Brothers return to the Carmel stage. \u201cIt was exciting to hear that people wanted the play to return,\u201d admitted Farrell. \u201cThey are familiar with the play and have an affinity for the cast.\u201d The storyline from Roger Bean of the 2008 script revolves around a fictional USO show during World War II that was scheduled in the South Pacific. The legendary Andrews Sisters were slated to sing and perform to the American troops their hits Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Slow Boat to China, Don\u2019t Sit Under the Apple Tree and additional songs from their fabled jukebox hits. But the sisters were quarantined and sidelined shortly before the performance by contracting the chickenpox. The show marched onward when three stagehands \u2013 all disqualified from active service because of disabilities \u2014 stepped forward and dressed in drag as the Andrews sisters. The caper spins wildly as the story unfolds on the stage. The Times reviewer noted that Bean \u201cunderstands that drag still packs a punch.\u201d Farrell applauds the work from Engel, who played a major role in the creation of another musical hit, Forever Plaid. That play ranks as the most produced off Broadway performance in the last 25 years. Engel has also performed on stage as one of the stagehands. \u201cDavid has impeccable vision,\u201d said Farrell. \u201cWhy would we not bring David in? He knows this era (the 1940s) so much that you would think he lived during this era. He does a lot of little things that makes it work so well.\u201d Part of the wisdom from both Farrell and Engel was bringing back the original Carmel cast of four, including Farrell (Patrick Andrews). Also returning from 2011 are local talent Jay Emrich (Max Andrews), Californian Michael Dotson (Lawrence Andrews) and the vivacious Mary Jayne Waddell of Rochester, New York, who plays Peggy Jones, a popular pin-up legend who helps corral the three stagehands into credible replacements for the sisters. \u201cThere is synergy and chemistry with our cast,\u201d said Farrell. And there is Engel, in charge of threading the elements of the show into a performance that incites both toe-tapping and giggles. \u201cIt is a real crowd pleasing show,\u201d said Engel. \u201cThe spirit is great and there is a lot of heart and romance about the show. The first act is not quite as funny, but the second act has screaming laughter from the gut of the audience.\u201d Better fasten up, folks. There could be a whole lot of shaking going on at the Performing Center for the Arts in November.