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   Words and Music by             Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
         SHOW TIMES:           Thursday, June 30 -
Sunday, July 31

Wed & Thurs 7:30pm / Fri & Sat 8:00pm
Wed & Sun 2:00pm

Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

This Grammy® Award-winning and Tony Award®-nominated smash, made history as Broadway’s longest-running musical revue. Featuring 40 of the greatest songs of the past century, including show-stopping classics like “On Broadway,” “Stand by Me,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Yakety Yak” and “Charlie Brown,” it celebrates the music of the legendary songwriting duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters.

Ticket prices:  $55 adult; $50 senior; $25 student of all ages

Tickets go on sale March 1, 2022

Director: Todd Underwood

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Costume Designer:  Liz Saylor

* member of Actors Equity

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In the 1950s the rhythm and blues of the black entertainment world, up to then restricted to black clubs, was increasing its audience-share in areas previously reserved for traditional pop music, and the phenomenon now known as "crossover" became apparent. Leiber and Stoller progressed the course of modern popular music in 1957, when they wrote and produced the hit by The Coasters, "Young Blood"/"Searchin'". They released "Yakety Yak" - a mainstream hit - followed by "Charlie Brown". They produced and co-wrote "There Goes My Baby", a hit for The Drifters in 1959, which introduced the use of strings for saxophone-like riffs, tympani for Brazilian baion rhythm, and lavish production values into the established black R&B sound, laying the groundwork for the soul music that would follow. In all, Leiber and Stoller wrote or co-wrote over 70 chart hits. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.