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4287 Star Starred
Lyceum Theatre
Located at 79 Horton Plaza 324 Horton Plz San Diego, CA 92101
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84 events
39 reviews
25 stars
34 events
25 reviews
63 stars
Performs without intermission, so for some visiting the restroom before performance makes life much more comfortable:)
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"Smokey Joe's Cafe"
18 ratings
4.5 average rating
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13 events
13 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

Loved the show. The music and dance numbers were wonderful, the cast was fabulous. A rockin' good time!

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12 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 09 2010

All four of us found it to be uplifting, joyful and made you want to tap, clap and sing along. We loved it!

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10 events
2 reviews
3 stars
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Quotes & Highlights

“Leiber and Stoller are the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock’n’roll.”_ _—Cousin Brucie, WCBS-FM
“To the baby-boom generation, the songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are as sacrosanct as George Gershwin is to their parents.” _ —The New York Times_


Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying 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, these classic tunes defined the golden age of rock with hits from Elvis, the Drifters, Dion, the Coasters, Ben E. King and many other pop legends. Smokey Joe’s Cafe isn’t just great pop music — it’s compelling musical theatre.

About the Ticket Supplier: San Diego Musical Theatre

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) is an award-winning, nonprofit theater company that seeks to bring vibrant musical theatre to the San Diego community. The mission of SDMT is to impact audiences by producing a range of classic and contemporary musical productions that engage and enhance the overall experience. By partnering with professional actors, musicians, and technicians SDMT infuses momentum and energy into one of the only true American art forms. SDMT’s vision is to create an environment where high-quality musical theatre thrives in San Diego for generations to come.