DINNER THEATER AT PLAYHOUSE SMITHVILLE
Playhouse Smithville brings you this years dinner theatre with a strut: Chrome Cruisin’ ‘50’s, a time when everything had fenders, fins, and skirts… the cars, the girls, the guys, the TV’s, the Drive-Ins, the politics, the poetry, and the music. A live memorabilia tour, cabaret and dinner theatre by Playhouse Artistic Director playwright,john daniels, jr. (sic).
The Playhouse “gives you a rockin’ good time” with the band Vintage 259. Matt Torrez, Michael McGary, and Joel Daniels return to drive the sound. Vintage 259 provided the music for The Playhouses’ first show Little Shop of Horrors. Over thirty songs from the Decade of “I Like Ike!” to spark your memories, and make you want to dance.
Comedy rules in Chrome Cruisin’ ‘50’s as The Playhouse Company revives the humor of early television and comedy teams like Nichols and May. It’s not all laughs, though. Just like in ‘50’s, television live drama makes an appearance. Chrome Cruisin’ remembers the Beat Poets and salutes Sci-Fi film too.
In the Ed Wood tradition Playhouse Smithville gives you a new 1950’s Sci-Fi classic, “Christmas Time On Mars” written byjohn daniels, jr. and directed by Jon-Michael Williford. “Well, it is an independent film,” says the Playhouse Artistic Director.
Rock-N-Roll, comedy, drama, poetry, a movie, and a gourmet hot dog provided by Smithville’s own Frankendog (with lots of groovy toppings), yummy sides and delicious desserts makes the date.
Sam Blasco, Shelby Brown, and Tom and Jo Watts, all of Smithville, join the Playhouse for the first time. The cast of twenty includes Pam Latham, Lia Nelson, Jim Woodruff, Jim Sanders, A.J. Fuex, Lisa Picciandra, Lisa Holcomb, Geoffrey Goerlitz, Brad Wilbourn, Sydney Hight, Bonnie Watts, and Brandon Flippo.
Brandonon loan from the Blinn College Theatre Department is the technical director and designer for the show.
Playhouse Executive Director, April Daniels will have you waltzing in the aisles and Kayla Jo Williams appears in her twelfth Playhouse production. (yes, that is every show!)
“So, agitate the gravel, Clyde and cast an eyeball, Daddy-O… its boss at the Playhouse (in Smithville-the word from the bird.) You can dress the part dig, if you’re hip.” Limited seating. Tickets at www.playhousesmithville.com or call 512-360-7397. Shows Feb. 3-14, dinner at 6:30, show at 7:30.