The high-voltage musical “Five Guys Named Moe” will turn up the heat with such jumpin’ and jivin’ hits as “Caldonia” and “Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby,” at Bristol Valley Theater. Celebrating the memorable music of the great rhythm-and-blues man Louis Jordan, this former Broadway smash runs for three weeks, July 31 through Aug. 17.
Bristol Valley Theater is located at 151 South Main Street in the heart of Naples. Dinner theater and bed-and-breakfast/dinner theater packages with 13 participating area B&B’s are also available. Call (585) 374-6318 for tickets and reservations.
The lively revue features six young talented singer/actor/dancers. The production is directed by Anita Hollander, from New York City (director of 1999’s comedy hit Office Hours) and choreographed by Daniel Baldwin Hess, a Buffalo resident who was the director of this season’s And the World Goes ‘Round. Brian Allan Hobbs, who hails from New York City, serves as musical director.
The cast includes Rogelio Douglas Jr., Tyson Jennette, Tajuan Randolph, Nick Sanchez, Ben Tostado and Russell D. Whitfield, all New York City area residents.
The scenic designer for this production is Mark Kobak (Cleveland, Ohio); the lighting designer is Greg Faust (Cowlesville, N.Y.); the sound designer is Richard Miller (Wayland, N.Y.); and the costume designer is Jennifer Harrison (Rochester, N.Y.)
Performances of “Five Guys Named Moe” run at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Matinee performances at 2 p.m. will also be presented Wednesdays and Thursdays, August 6, 7, 13 and 14. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors (and the July 31 preview performance), $12 for college students and $10 for children through high school age. Groups of 15 or more are $17 per ticket. For reservations and information, contact the Bristol Valley Theater box office: (585) 374-6318 or visit the Web site at www.bvtnaples.org.