Smokey Joe's Café
TWO PERFORMANCES ADDED!
FRIDAY 2/15 at 8:00 p.m. and
SATURDAY 2/16 at 2:00 p.m.
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Lieber and
Stage Direction by Alise Girard
Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock 'n' roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized '50's setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious setpieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, Smokey Joe's Café isn't just great pop music - it's compelling musical theatre.
"Backed up by a first-rate band under the direction of Mateo Dillaway, the tunes unspool on a set that resembles a 1950s dance show. Girard keeps things spinning, with plenty of clever bits of business worked into the performances of the songs, spanning the emotional spectrum from puppy love to serious heartbreak." (David Templeton - The Bohemian, Member SFBATCC)
"A Real Blast – From the Past" (Greg & Suzanne Angeo - For All Events)