Photo Flash: First Look at TexARTS' SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
TexARTS closes its record-breaking box office season with the Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musical Smokey Joe's Cafe. This tribute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a dazzling, song-and-dance celebration featuring 40 of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits, including "Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Yakety Yak," "Jailhouse Rock," "Spanish Harlem," "On Broadway," "Kansas City," "Love Potion #9," and "Fools Fall in Love." Smokey Joe's Café plays on stage February 15 - March 4 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway.
Kimberly Schafer directs and choreographs the production with music direction by Lyn Koenning. Ms. Schafer and Ms. Koenning return to TexARTS having previously served as the creative force behind the 2017 TexARTS hit - The Marvelous Wonderettes!
The longest running revue in Broadway history, Smokey Joe's Café guarantees to keep you humming all night long. The New York Times claims songwriters, "Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock 'n' roll!" The New York Daily News calls Smokey Joe's Cafe "wildly infectious," and Time says, "It sails and soars!" Smokey Joe's Café ran for 2036 performances on Broadway and received seven Tony Award nominations including Best Musical and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
Photos by April Paine
The Company of TexARTSâ€™ Smokey Joeâ€™s Cafe
Roderick Sanford and Kia Malone