Tickets are available for the Oak Lawn Park District Theatre production of “Smokey Joe’s Café”. The production will run at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., on Friday, November 13th and Friday, November 20th at 8:00pm, Saturday, November 14th and Saturday, November 21st at 8:00pm, and Sunday, November 15th, and Sunday, November 22nd at 3:00pm.Tickets are $23 for adults and $22 for seniors (60 and over) and children (12 and under). Tickets are available at the Oak View Center or can be purchased by phone at 708-857-2200.
“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” is a musical that features 39 hits written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Originally entitled, Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, the show ran as the longest musical revue in Broadway history. It was awarded a Grammy in 1996 for the Best Musical Show Album.
The 39 songs are performed by cast members in various combinations, with no dialogue. The songs include “Dance with Me”, “On Broadway”, “Charlie Brown”, “Love Potion #9”, “Jailhouse Rock”, and “Stand by Me”.
Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame having written some of the most beloved hits such as “Jailhouse Rock”, “Hound Dog” and “Stand by Me”.
Back Row: Jonathan Meester, Christian David, Paul Nirchi, Randy Rowsey, Kelly Longmire, Joel Craig, David Simmons, Jim Spoto, Nick Gutierrez.