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The Fabulous 50’s Show! opens at Jubilee April 16

July 1, 1993

With hits from Elvis to the Everly Brothers, and Little Darlin’ to Little Richard, Shake, Rattle & Roll! The Fabulous 50’s Show! takes the Jubilee Theatre (at the Clock Tower Resort) stage like a spring storm with tight harmonies, high-energy dancing, comedy and audience participation. The show celebrates the ’50s era of bobby socks, duck tails, and rock and roll.

Opening April 16 and playing through May 29 each Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., this six-person revue takes the audience on a “rock and stroll down memory lane.” Featured hits include “Venus,” “You Belong To Me,” “At The Hop,” “Earth Angel” and “16 Candles.” Starring Don Grant Zellmer (whose credits include Vegas shows and Branson); Phil Masterton (who appeared in Broadway tours of Cats, A Chorus Line and Showboat); Jacob Bailey, Debbi Torri, Katy Morehouse, and Carm Rongere, a nod to ’50s guy groups and girl groups takes the stage. Also included are the love songs, the fads, the dances, a cappella “doo wop” and even an Elvis impersonator contest (starring audience volunteers).

April marks the Jubilee Theatre’s one-year anniversary. Jubilee opened last season with a 1950’s show, Bandstand USA. Producer Zellmer said: “It’s only fitting to celebrate our first anniversary with the type of show we first produced. The audiences really enjoyed the high-energy fun of the 50s, so we decided to jazz up the season by including another similar revue with lots of new surprises… and Shake, Rattle & Roll! was born.”

Shake, Rattle & Roll! The Fabulous 50’s Show! plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for Friday and Sunday performances and $28 for Saturday performances. The Jubilee Theatre Box Office is open for reservations from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon until 6 p.m. Saturdays at (815) 229-4033.

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