Summer Shows

BHDT will transport audience down memory lane

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COVINGTON — The Beef House Dinner Theatre is pleased to announce its 25th Summer Season Celebration featuring The Hop and Unchained Melodies.

Put another nickel in the nickelodeon and prepare for a tribute to the decade that changed music forever and created Rock n Roll, the 1950s. With more than 50 hits from the 50s, The Hop is a musical trip down memory lane. Enjoy songs made famous by such artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Nat King Cole, Patty Page, The McGuire Sisters, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Danny & The Juniors, Elvis, Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Chubby Checker and watch tributes to greats like The Everly Brothers and Rosemary Clooney. Performers include veteran Beef House talents Kena Clark, Logan Kirby, Noah Acree, Nancy Henderson and Kayla Dillman, a few BHDT debuts and the surprise return of some audience favorites. The onstage band includes Chrissy Sparks, Chris Taylor, Aaron Bouslog and Brian Klett.

Grab your poodle skirts and saddle shoes and get ready for the twist and hula hoop contest. The Hop opens July 9 with evening shows on July 9, 16 and 17 and matinees shows on July 10, 11, 14, 15 and 18.

Audiences don’t need to head to Broadway to get a taste of the music made famous The Temptations and The Four Seasons. Unchained Melodies, a celebration of Doo-Wop, features more than 30 tunes originally recorded by those groups and other famous groups like The Platters, The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers and Dion and the Belmonts. This lesson in the roots of doo-wop brings life to some of the greatest tunes born under the street lamps of the east coast during the 50s and 60s including “Blue Moon,” “Earth Angel,” “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Working My Way Back to you Babe,” “Under the Boardwalk” and “God Only Knows.” Unchained Melodies features four-part harmony sung by Logan Kirby, Noah Acree, Jericho Maniquis and Brian Zecher accompanied by the Beef House Band with Chrissy Sparks, Chris Taylor, Aaron Bouslog and Todd Gallagher.

Unchained Melodies plays with evening shows on July 23 and 30 and matinee shows on July 24, 25, 28, 29, 31 and Aug. 1.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Eastern for the 8 p.m. show. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Eastern for matinee shows at 2 p.m. All seats are $52 per person and includes show, dinner, salad, beverage, dessert, tax and Famous Beef House Rolls. For reservations visit beefhouserolls.com or call the box office at
217-499-5355.

The Beef House is located at State Road 63 and Interstate 74 at Exit 4 near Covington.

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