The cast of 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' rehearses for an upcoming production. (Source: WECT)
The show features songs from Leiber and Stoller. (Source: WECT)
'Smokey Joe's Cafe' runs through June 22 at the Scottish Rite Theater. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
True 2 You Productions is performing a show that stands the test of time.
Smokey Joe's Cafe is a feel-good musical featuring songs from Leiber and Stoller, tunes like Charlie Brown, Stand By Me, Poison Ivy, Love Potion #9 and On Broadway.
There are even songs like Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock, which you might have thought originated with Elvis Presley.
"What I learned about this music in particular is I thought a lot of the artists that I heard in my youth were the ones who introduced these songs to the world, and it wasn't," performer Kim Pacheco said. "It was through this musical."
The show is full of songs the cast says cross generations.
"Music has a way of reaching the heart before the head has a chance to mess with it," Pacheco said. "This is the type of music that kind of unites us all one song at a time, so I think people should take the opportunity to come on out and celebrate it with us and be a voyeur once again in our world and allow us to be a voyeur into their history."
Smokey Joe's Cafe
All shows are performed at the Scottish Rite Theater, 1415 S. 17th St. For tickets, call (910) 515-3327 or click here: http://bit.ly/1pNkjQ4