Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock n roll and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying evening of entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized 50s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, such as “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” “Stand By Me,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “On Broadway, “Poison Ivy,” “I Who Have Nothing,” “Young Blood,” “Loving You,” “Kansas City,” and “Yakety Yak” Smokey Joes Cafe is not a musical play with a plot. It is, however, an uplifting musical experience brought to life by an extraordinary ensemble cast of singers who embrace the stage with well executed dance movements and power song delivery. Winner of the Grammy Award for Best Musical and nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Director, and Best Choreography.
Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Wednesday, August 5 – Sunday, August 9
Friday, August 14 – Sunday, August 16
Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23
All performances begin at 8:00 pm EXCEPT for ALL SUNDAY PERFORMANCES,
which are matinees and begin at 3:00 pm.