Holmes County High School Drama Department will present the musical “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” on Thursday, Feb. 23; Friday, Feb. 24; Saturday, Feb. 25; Monday, Feb. 27; and Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the HCHS Auditorium. Showtime is 7 p.m. each night. Doors open at 6.
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 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 50s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious choreography and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, ”Smokey Joe’s Cafe” isn’t just great pop music – it’s compelling musical theatre.
“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” opened on Broadway at the Virginia Theatre on March 2, 1995. The hit show ran for 2,036 performances, making it the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history.
Songs include “On Broadway,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Treat Me Nice,” “Stand By Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” and many more.
Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the singing, dancing and live band as some of the most popular songs in rock ‘n’ roll history come to life.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 20. For more information, call HCHS at 850-547-9000.