February 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm EST | by Juliette Ebner
Baltimore arts briefs: Feb. 3

Musical revue showcases songs of the ‘50s

“Smokey Joe’s Café” is playing at Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Baltimore (5625 O’Donnell St.) now through Mar. 18, featuring songs written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

The show, a musical revue taking place in the ‘50s, features an ensemble cast singing pop standards like “Hound Dog,” “Stand By Me” and many more.

Tickets range from $52.50 to $50.50 for adults and are $36.50 for children 12 and younger. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit todbysdinnertheatre.com.

Broadway satire event Saturday

Sunrize Highway will give her take on Broadway and more in a one-night-only performance at the Theatre Project.

The Theatre Project (45 West Preston St.) in Baltimore presents “Sunrize: The Musical” from Iron Crow Theatre Company on Saturday at 8 p.m. with a special reception on stage following the show.

Sunrize Highway is the creation of Iron Crow member Joseph Ritsche, and is a “loving” satire of contemporary musical theater divas.

The musical features renditions from Broadway and more as well as whimsical reflections, advice tales and showbiz stories.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at theatreproject.org.

Disney magic comes to life

“Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic” opens Wednesday at 1st Mariner Arena (201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore) at 7:30 p.m.

The show will feature 65 of Disney’s characters from 18 stories including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, many of the Disney princesses and more. These characters will bring to life moments from movies such as “The Lion King,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles” and many more.

Tickets range from $14 to $56 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

Reggae revolution

The Creative Alliance at the Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave.) is screening the movie “Holding On to Jah: The Genesis of a Revolution” for its Baltimore premiere on Saturday at 6 p.m.

A Reggae soundtrack featuring music from Bob Marley and more, sets the history and struggle of the Rastafarians and all Jamaicans, to music. The film includes interviews with some of Reggae’s greatest singers and musicians. This documentary tells the story of the merging of the Rasta ideology with music.

Following the film at is a dinner at 7:30 p.m. and a dance party to celebrate what would be Bob Marley’s birthday at 9 p.m.

Tickets to the screening or party only are $10 for general admission and $5 for CA members. Those who want to attend both events can for only $5 more. Dinner is sold separately.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit creativealliance.org.


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