"If life were a playlist, Smokey Joe’s Café would be on an endless loop. Bringing to life nearly forty of America’s classics by composers Leiber and Stoller, Capital Repertory Theater celebrates the golden age of rock and roll with amazement and delight. With its dialogue-less plot, Smokey Joe’s Café is a nonstop joyride of music and dance. Song after song, the audience is transported back into the era of golden oldies, with music being it’s central character."

- NY Theatre Guide





Directed By:

Richard Hinds

Scenic Design:

Paul Tate dePoo III 

Lighting Design:

Stephen Terry  


"They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway," but the lights will be ablaze when Smokey Joe's Café ignites theREP stage this summer!

Join us for this dazzling tribute to legendary rock and roll composers Leiber and Stoller that includes 39 of America's greatest hits, including On Broadway, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Fools Fall In Love, Love Potion #9, and Stand By Me, just to name a few!

In the tradition of our fun-filled summer musicals, join us for the show that holds the record as the longest running revue on Broadway.