For The Vista
The Curtain Call Dinner Theatre would like to take you back to The Fabulous Fifties! A time of record hops, ponytails, beehives, DAs, hoola hoops, American Bandstand, poodle skirts and bobby socks.
No matter where the kids hung out in the mid-50’s, the jukebox never stopped pumping out one great song after another.
There were the “Break-Up -&-Make-Up” songs, the “Feel-Good” songs and the vocal group classics that made the MALT SHOP COME ALIVE! Between the birth of rock ‘n roll in the mid 50’s and the British invasion of the mid 60’s, American pop music took the world by storm!
TimeLife released several “Malt Shop Memories” CD sets dedicated to the 50’s through their infamous infomercials, starring Bowser of “Sha Na Na” which played endlessly on TV and inspired Curtain Call Theatre to recreate a show we started in the 70’s called “Malt Shop Musical”.
Curtain Call Theatre, located in the Crossville Outlet Mall (formerly the VF Outlet), entrance A, Suite 129, will be Rockin’ and a Rollin’ at Minnie’s Malt Shop. Dates for “Malt Shop Memories” are Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning on November 7th and ending on November 23rd.
Dinner will be a diner Blue Plate Special of open-faced hot roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans with choice of a root beer float, a shake or a sundae and all the coffee, tea and lemonade you can drink. Also we have free freshly popped popcorn during the show. Special dietary needs can be addressed with advanced notice. Doors open at 5:30 P.M., dinner starts at 5:45 P.M., show starts at 6:45 P.M. You’ll be out before 9 P.M.
The cost is $28 which includes tax. Tickets can be purchased at the Curtain Call Theatre in the Crossville Outlet Mall (formerly the VF Outlet), entrance A, Suite 129 or reserved by calling 931-337-7469.
They accept Visa, MasterCard Discover and American Express. Tickets are selling fast, so get your reservations in! Come join them at “Minnie’s Malt Shop” and let them take your cares of the day away.
The biggest songs and best singers could be heard coming from the jukebox at the malt shop – where friends met and young romances began. For a time in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, before all those sprawling, enticing malls, there were malt shops that gave teens a place to, well, be teenagers.
It was a place where teenagers hung out, met and practiced social skills, enacted adolescent drama, fell in love for perhaps the first time, and — most of all — played music on the jukebox!
They hope it will take you back to a much simpler time when life was fun. Everything wasn’t perfect, but all had a rockin’ good time and our hope is that you will experience that during this show.
Whether you’re a baby boomer or not, you should appreciate the changes that took place in the 50’s and 60’s.
With wonderful memories of teenage love and life, the malt shop was always the place to be. So let’s go to the malt shop! Go back in time, break out those bobby socks, school sweaters, letter or leather jackets, poodle skirts, scarves and saddle shoes!
Revisit those years with some of the area’s best entertainers while you dance to the music.
Try to remember the good times and the many things to be thankful about. May you go away with laughter and good memories.