The Greenbrier Valley Theater to Perform

Monday, September 9th, 2013

As part of the Art’s Alive! series,  the Greenbrier Valley Theater’s production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe will be held tonight at the Virginia Thomas Law Performing Art’s Center at 8 p.m.  The show includes the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote “Hound Dog” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Stand By Me.”

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 Cafe isn’t just great pop music – it’s compelling musical theatre.

General admission is $8 and free with Wesleyan ID.

For a complete listing of events for the semester, please visit www.wvwc.edu/artsalive.