Sounds of the 50’s come alive in Smokey Joe’s Café

On stage for 22 years, Smokey Joe’s Café is a show to remember! Smokey Joe’s Café is CenterStage’s second show of the 2017-18 season. Often referred to as “the soundtrack of the 1950’s”, this musical revue will be performed September 7-17 in the Linker Auditorium in the Jewish Community Center. Tickets are $22-24 at the door and can be purchased by calling 502-238-2709 or online at $10 rush tickets can be purchased on weekday performances in person at the box office as long as tickets are available, limit two per person.
Prepare to sing along as our cast, including Jessica Adamson, Kyle Braun, Andrea Diggs, Marcus Fisher, Devin Holley, Lauren McCombs, Tymika Prince, and Alonzo Richmond, delight with 38 rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The show includes popular hits such as “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, and “Stand By Me”.
Frank Goodloe III is directing Smokey Joe’s Café, his first show at CenterStage as well as starring in a role. “This show is an amazing journey,” says Goodloe. “The characters start out young, as teenagers, and ends in their adulthood. The themes of the songs grow from simple to more complex, but ends with each other, in the roots of their neighborhood. This is just a fun, fun show. It’s music everybody knows.”
The original Broadway cast recording won a Grammy award in 1996, and the show was nominated for several Tony awards in 1995.
CenterStage’s 2017-18 season will also include: Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical; Driving Miss Daisy; Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party; Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Season subscriptions are on sale and can be purchased by calling 502-238-2709 or online at

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Thursday, September 7, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 9, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 10, 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, September 11, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 17, 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $20/22 in advance and $22/24 at the door and can be purchased at or by calling 502-238-2709. The J Member Night at CenterStage is September 7. Members get a $4 discount when ordering tickets at the front desk or over the phone.




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