Play to take East Brunswick back to the 1950s

January 9, 2018 by  

East Brunswick’s Playhouse 22 will soon be staging a performance that will take the audience back to the early days of rock and roll.

Smokey Joe’s Café, which will showcase the songs penned by Leiber and Stoller, is set in what the theater refers to as an idealized view of the 1950s. It will provide a glimpse into the culture of America at the time, and will include both dramatic and comedic elements.

The musical score for the production will be made up of over 40 songs from that era in U.S. history, and they will be performed by a cast of at least nine characters. The director for the play will be Letitia Townes, while the musical direction will be provided by Khy Garner and the choreography by Angela Cusumano.

It will be staged on Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as Sunday afternoons, and the ticket prices start at $22 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. They can be purchased both at the box office and online. Poster printing can be utilized by a printer to create an assortment of promotional material for this type of event.

Smokey Joe’s Café will open on February 9 and it will run each weekend until February 25. The theater is located at 721 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick, and more details about the production can be found on its website.