Smokey Joe's Café—The Songs of Leiber and Stoller

Theta Alpha Phi, in conjunction with DeBaun Center for Performing Arts, is proud to present Smokey Joe's Café—The Songs of Leiber and Stoller as the second annual production presented by Theta Alpha Phi. Smokey Joe's Café will run for one weekend on October 4 & 5, 2013 at 8 p.m. in DeBaun Auditorium, Edwin A. Stevens Hall.

Smokey Joe's Café has words and music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.  It is directed by David Zimmerman, choreographed by Katherina Gaccione and musically directed by Joel Condon.

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Show Information

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 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 Café isn't just great pop music—it's compelling musical theatre.

Smokey Joe's Café was originally produced on Broadway by Richard Frankel, Thomas Viertel, Steven Baruch, Jujamcyn Theatres/ Jack Viertel, Rick Steiner, Frederic H. Mayerson and Center Theatre Group/ Ahmanson Theatre/ Gordon Davidson. 

All of the songs in Smokey Joe's Café were written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (alone or with others). Messrs. Leiber and Stoller wish to acknowledge and thank the following writers who collaborated with them on various songs in the show: Ben E. King, Doc Pomus, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Kent Harris, Ralph Dino & John Sembello, and Carlo Donida & ‘Mogol.

Smokey Joe's Café—The Songs of Leiber and Stoller is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals,


Cast Information

  • Eric Anderson
  • Trevor Batchelder
  • Barbara Carames
  • Kristie Damell
  • Cassidy DeSchryver
  • Colin Gleich
  • Robert Gonzales Jr.
  • Benjamin Lague
  • Natalie Marone
  • Michael Munley
  • Kieran Walters


Ticket Information

General Admission: $5; Stevens Students: $2