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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

ProArts’ ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ to open in Kihei.

November 29, 2012
The Maui Weekly

ProArts Playhouse in Kihei will finish its fall season with "Smokey Joe's Caf," an incendiary Broadway revue featuring the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This award-winning musical will be presented for 10 performances beginning on Friday, Dec. 7, and ending on Sunday, Dec. 23.

Songwriters Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock 'n' roll, and now their songs provide the basis for smokin' hot entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized '50s 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 Caf" isn't just great pop music--its compelling musical theatre. The hits include "On Broadway," "Love Potion #9," "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog" and "Stand By Me."

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Enjoy a smokin’ new musical at ProArts Playhouse in Kīhei
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Aly Cardinalli returns to Maui to direct, choreograph and perform in this exciting production. The show also features the best of local talent, including Trevor Natividad, Coren Paschoal-Yamauchi, Julie Kawamura, Kate Comstock, Felicia Chernicki, Katerina B. Dominguez and Justin House.

"Smokey Joe's Caf" is produced by Jonathan Lehman, with scenery by Caro Walker, costumes by Marlu Kimball and lighting by Bonnie Prucha.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. (There will be no performances on Thursday, Dec. 6, or Sunday, Dec. 9.)

Kama'aina Nights are scheduled for Dec. 8, 13 and 20 with reduced rates for Hawai'i residents with valid I.D.

Reserved seat tickets are $25 for adults and $22.50 on Kama'aina Nights.

The intimate ProArts Playhouse is located at the Azeka Makai Shopping Center, 1280 South Kihei Road. The playhouse is air conditioned with 80 reserved seats. There is free parking, plenty of nearby restaurants, and an art gallery inside with works by acclaimed local artists.

All ages will enjoy this rockin' musical revue, which runs two hours with one intermission.

Call 463-6550 for tickets or more information.



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