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Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

‘Galaxy of Stars’ presents ‘50s rock revue

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art wcustage“Smokey Joe’s Café,” a song and dance revue of hit tunes from the rock ’n’ roll era before the Beatles, will hit the stage as part of the Galaxy of the Stars series at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.

 

The show features nine cast members performing some of the best-known songs of the 1950s and 1960s. “Stand By Me,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Yakety Yak,” “Hound Dog,” “Spanish Harlem,” “On Broadway” and “Jailhouse” are among the several dozen standards on the program. 

The original production of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” was a successful Broadway musical that had a five-year run and was nominated for eight Tony awards. The soundtrack for the musical won a Grammy Award in 1996. 

Tickets for the Jan. 26 show are $20 for adults, $15 for WCU faculty and staff and $5 for students and children. For tickets and additional information, contact the Bardo Arts Center box office at 828.227.2479 or www.bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.

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