‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ coming soon to City

Students come together to bring a musical slice of life

The San Diego City College theater department is producing the musical revue “Smokey Joe’s Café”.

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” is a musical showcase of up to 39 hit songs written by the songwriting team Mike Stoller and the recently deceased Jerry Lieber.

“The songs of Leiber and Stoller are perfect material for the stage, each song is a storyline with classic themes of love won, lost and imagined, (and they) dovetail with humorous set-pieces and slice-of-life cameos perfectly,” said the Executive Director June E. Richards.

Stoller and Lieber wrote such songs as: “Stand By Me,” “On Broadway,” “Kansas City,” “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock.”

The Musical Revue includes song and dance pieces and opens Oct. 28 and runs through Nov. 13.

The revue shows each Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and on Sundays at 2 p.m.

Admission prices are $15 for general admission and $10 for student, senior, and military personnel.

Richards has already hosted the first day of auditions August 29, the second day of auditions will be held Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Saville Theatre.

Richards said those wishing to audition should be prepared to sing and an accompanist will be provided.

Those auditioning don’t have to be a current student, but will need to enroll in the production courses Dramatic Arts 250 or 251 once they are cast.

The courses range from one to four units each and are held during rehearsal Monday, Wednesday and Thursday’s from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Saville Theatre.

For more information email Richards at [email protected].

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    Mary WicklineNov 6, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I went to see the Leiber & Stoller Broadway musical revue “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” last night at Saville Theatre, which features many of the 1950s Coasters’ songs that were such hits, they are still familiar generations later.

    MIRIAM DANCE and SHURREN DUPREE are reasons you should not miss this show! Yes, I’m shouting their names at you because both are stand-out, expressive singers who will soon be swept up by the Globe or La Jolla Playhouse or beyond; and if you go, you’ll be able to say you saw them when they were at City College!

    Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for faculty, staff & seniors and can be purchased at the door. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m. only through next weekend (November 13). Go!

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