SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Opens Tonight in Kihei

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SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Opens Tonight in Kihei

ProArts finishes up their fall season with "Smokey Joe's Café", an exhilarating Broadway revue featuring the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This award winning musical will be presented for ten performances at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei opening tonight, December 7.

Songwriters Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock 'n' roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized '50's setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, "Smokey Joe's Café" isn't just great pop music– it's compelling musical theatre. The hits include "On Broadway", "Love Potion #9", "Jailhouse Rock", "Hound Dog" and "Stand By Me".

Aly Cardinalli returns to Maui to direct, choreograph and perform in this exciting production. The show also features the best of local talent including: Trevor Natividad, Coren Paschoal-Yamauchi, Julie Kawamura, Kate Comstock, Felicia Chernicki, Katerina B. Dominguez and Justin House. "Smokey Joe's Café" is produced by Jonathan Lehman, with scenery by Caro Walker, costumes by Marlu Kimball, and lighting by Bonnie Prucha.

Opening night is tonight, December 7 and the show plays until December 23, 2012 ; Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm. There will be no performances on 12/ 6 or 12/9. Kama'aina nights are scheduled for 12/8, 13 and 20 with reduced rates for Hawaii residents. Reserved seat tickets are $25.00 for adults and $22.50 for Kama'aina nights.

The intimate ProArts Playhouse is located at the Azeka (Makai) Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd. in Kihei. The Playhouse is air conditioned with 80 reserved seats. There is free parking, plenty of nearby restaurants, and an art gallery inside with works by acclaimed local artists.

All ages will enjoy this rockin' musical revue which runs 2 hours with one intermission.

Call 463-6550 for tickets or more information.

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