Joan Hovis Eubank singing “My Favorite Things ” has been one of the most beloved songs by audiences
all across Thailand. Her rendition adds an endearing and uplifting version that brings much lighter and appreciation. 

Joan Hovis Eubank met Allan Eubank in Korea when her  USO troupe sang for his unit in 1953.  For Allan ,”it was love at first sight”….but it took six years before they were married. To read more about their story see L. Allan Eubank Books:
Joan and Allan were married in 1959 and moved to Thailand to serve as Disciples of Christ Missionaries. Joan shared her love for music an performance throughout all of her years in Thailand. You can listen to many of her songs performed in Thailand here

Joan celebrated her 92nd birthday on April 3, 2024 and she remains an amazing inspiration and an active member of her local church choir in Chiang Mai.

Note: Joan Hovis Eubank was born on 3 April 1932 in Abilene, Kansas and grew up in Houston, Texas. She became a Broadway star and won a Theatre World Award for “Love Me Little” in in 1958. All award winners for 1957–58 were Anne Bancroft (Two for the Seesaw), Warren Berlinger (Blue Denim), Colleen Dewhurst (Children of Darkness), Richard Easton (The Country Wife), Tim Everett (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs), Eddie Hodges (The Music Man), Joan Hovis (Love Me Little), Carol Lawrence (West Side Story), Jacquelyn McKeever (Oh, Captain!), Wynne Miller (Li’l Abner), Robert Morse (Say, Darling), and George C. Scott (Richard III)

Between 1953-1958, Joan performed in several Broadway and traveling  musicals including “Pain and Fancy”’ “The Country Wife”, “ Love Me Little”, “Porgy and Bess”, “Oklahoma”, and even an episode of the “Lone Ranger”