After a year of limitations due to COVID-19, the popular ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is fully opening its doors to live audiences and is thrilled to announce its upcoming 2021–2022 season. The season features four spectacular shows: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Nickel Mines, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Rent!
SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
One of Broadway’s longest-running hits, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE is a celebration of legendary songwriting team Leiber and Stoller, who virtually invented rock ’n’ roll. This high-energy and fast-paced show features nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded including “Jailhouse Rock”, “Stand By Me”, “Yakety Yak”, “Hound Dog,” “On Broadway,” “Spanish Harlem” and many, many more. SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE is not only a fun-filled night of 1950’s Rock n’ Roll, it’s electrifying musical theatre that will leave you flying high!
Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Directed and Choreographed by Stephanie Pope Lofgren
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