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Smokey Joe's Cafe: the Songs of Leiber and Stoller

Marshall Stack & Co. Proudly Present

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - The Songs of Leiber & Stoller

Words and music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Smokey Joe's Cafe is presented through special arrangement with Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd, on behalf of R&H Theatricals of New York City .

The Frontroom, 5 Hania Street, Mt. Victoria

Thursday July 27th, Friday July 28th and Saturday July 29th at 8pm.

$30. Doors open from 7pm. Cafe menu and full bar available from this time.

LET US WELCOME YOU TO AN ELECTRIFYING EVENING AT SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE.

SO... WHAT'S ON THE MENU?

Building on the success of their concert version production of Godspell in December 2005, MARSHALL STACK & CO. present an energetic new production of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOLLER.

Performed for the first time in Wellington by an ensemble of some of New Zealand 's greatest musical theatre talent, MARSHALL STACK & CO. present SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at luxurious THE FRONTROOM for three nights only.

A six-piece combo led by musical director Kate Marshall supplies the smokin' instrumental action, supporting ten singers as they paste hits of the fifties and sixties into a sonic scrapbook.

Smokey Joe's Cafe is an effervescent musical revue celebrating the prolific songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their classic tunes defined the golden age of Rock 'n' Roll with hits for Elvis, the Drifters, Dion, the Coasters, Ben E. King and many other pop legends.

With a Grammy Award-winning score, Smokey Joe's Cafe is the longest running musical revue in Broadway history. Weaving an extraordinary string of Leiber and Stoller's hits into a powerful piece of musical theatre. But you don't have to remember these songs originally blaring from the radio of a '57 Chevy coupe to enjoy this production. The musical numbers featured are familiar - these are the songs that launched many a career and influenced numerous writers and performers in the decades to follow.

The rollicking night at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE showcases over 40 classic tunes including Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Love Potion #9, On Broadway, Kansas City, Spanish Harlem, Poison Ivy, Yakkety Yak and Stand By Me.

Featuring singers Simon Bentley, Chris Crowe, Michelle Daley, Joanne Hodgson, Bella Kalolo, Jane Keller, Matthew Pike, Alan Rench, Jason Te Patu and Kristy Whichelo.

With instrumental combo, The Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum Sextet, comprising Tim Solly [piano],

Alistair Campbell [guitar], Alistair Isdale [bass], Joel Batson [drums], Andre Paris [saxophone] and Nic Marshall [organ & rhodes].

Tickets available from the Downstage Box Office. 12 Cambridge Terrace. 04 801 6946 or www.downstage.co.nz


ENDS

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