Rock and Roll is taking over the main stage at the Woodlawn Theater with the local production of Smokey Joe’s Café. It opens next Friday August 15 and runs until Sunday September 14, 2014. This musical revue features the songs of legendary songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Smokey Joe’s Café is presented in revue format with no unifying theme or dialogue. It is simply a celebration of rock and roll and rhythm and blues presented in various combinations by the different members of the cast. It was the longest running revue in Broadway history and in 1995 it was nominated for seven Tony Awards and in 1996 it won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
This song and dance musical features some of the most popular songs in music history including On Broadway, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Stand By Me, Spanish Harlem, Love Potion #9, Yakety Yak and I’m a Woman.
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were American songwriting and recording partners with Stoller being the composer and Leiber the lyricist. Their first hit was with the 1952 rhythm and blues hit “Hard Times” which was recorded by Charles Brown. Together they became independent record producers and wrote many hits for Elvis Presley including the title songs for three of his movies. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Smokey Joe’s Café
1920 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX 78201
Performances run from Friday August 15 through Sunday September 14 except for Saturday September 6.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30p.m.
Sundays at 2p.m.
Prices are $15 for students and children, $20 for seniors and military and $23 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office by calling (210) 267-8388.
Source: Debi Pfitzenmaier