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February 7th – March 11th, 2018


Sponsored by Lawley and Daemen College

  • "a diverse and talented cast...a delightful evening" BuffaloVibe

Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock 'n' roll. Now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, including such favorites as “Hound Dog,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion #9,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand By Me” and many more, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE is an exhilarating night at the theatre.

The running time of the production is approximately 2 hours, including intermission.

To view Production Photos by Jesse Sloier, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

CLICK THE VIDEO BELOW to see footage from the Final Dress Rehearsal.

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Music & Words by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller

Directed & Choreographed by John Fredo

Music Direction by Theresa Quinn

Set Design by Chris Schenk

Lighting and Sound Design by Chris Cavanagh

Costume Design by Kari Drozd

Hair, Wig and Make Up Design by Susan Drozd

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  • Student and Active Military discount tickets are also available. Please call the box office to purchase or for more information.
    Tuesday 10am-4pm
    Wednesday & Thursday 12pm-6pm
    Friday 12pm-6pm (until 7pm on performance nights)
    Saturday 12pm-3pm (performance Saturdays only)
  • NOTE:
    Tickets are $44 plus a $3 facility fee, per ticket.