SummerTide Theatre presents Smokey Joe’s Cafe - the Songs of Leiber and Stoller
June 1 - June 1, 2012
George C. Meyer Performing Arts Center 2022 West 2nd St.
Gulf Shores AL - 36542
Running Friday, June 1 through Friday, June 29, 2012, performances are Tuesday to Sunday evenings at 8:00PM.
SummerTide Theatre, the professional summer theatre of The University of Alabama, returns for its ninth year to the George C. Meyer Performing Arts Center (home of the South Baldwin Community Theatre) with an electrifying entertainment revue that illuminates the golden age of American culture…Smokey Joe’s Café - the Songs of Leiber and Stoller.
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll, and now their songs come alive on stage in this Tony Award-nominated production. In an idealized 50’s setting, the classic themes of love won and love lost blend with nostalgia and emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, including “Hound Dog”, “On Broadway”, “Charlie Brown”, “Love Potion #9”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “There Goes My Baby”, “Yakety Yak”, “Spanish Harlem”, “Poison Ivy”, and “Stand By Me”, Smokey Joe’s Café isn’t just great pop music -- it’s compelling musical theatre.