Upbeat songs keep Opera House’s ‘Smokey Joe’s’ going (Star News Review)

  By John Staton, John.Staton@StarNewsOnline.com Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 9:36 a.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 9:36 a.m. . You know an audience is responding to a play when you scan a packed house and see smiles all around. . That’s the effect “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and […]

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Smokin’! (Encore Review)

Opera House hits it big with ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ By: MJ Pendleton – August 11th, 2009 SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ City Stage/Level 5, 23 N. Front Street August 14-16, 21-23; 8pm, Sunday matineés at 3pm Tickets: 910-343-3664 . Ray Kennedy has choreographed and directed “Smokey Joe’s Café” so many times he could probably do it in […]

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Fundraiser for 4 year old child due to tragic accident will be held on August 27th

Sponsored by The Friends of Jones Carr Committee  Price is $50 per person Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009 Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm Location: Blockade Runner Street: Causeway Dr. City/Town: Wrightsville Beach, NC A ‘special’ evening of dinner, dancing & entertainment to benefit 4year old Jones Carr to help with medical bills & special care because […]

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Yakety Yak: Opera House presents ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’

By: MJ Pendleton – August 4th, 2009 . ‘SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ’ Preview City Stage/Level 5, 23 N. Front Street August 5-9, 14-16, 21-23; 8pm, Sunday matineés at 3pm Tickets: 910-343-3664 Elvis Presley is often credited with being the crossover singer who opened communication between black and white performers and audiences, but the songwriters Jerry Leiber […]

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‘Smokey Joe’s’ musical revue expected to pack City Stage

  . By John Staton, John.Staton@StarNewsOnline.com Published: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 9:56 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 9:56 a.m. When Opera House Theatre Company produced “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller” in 2003, the musical revue packed with classic pop hits sold out its final three shows at […]

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