Little Theatre Teen Production of Jukebox Diner Opens June 4 for 2 Weekends
Last updated 6/9/2021 at 9:59am
The Lake Wales Little Theatre teen production of Jukebox Diner opens Friday, June 4 for a two-weekend run.
Directed by Rob Fritz, performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. They can be purchased online at lwlt.org or by calling 863-676-1266. The box office also is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the theatre, which is located at 411 N. 3rd St. in Lake Wales.
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Here is the official description of the play, written by Eddie McPherson: The one-liners and puns never end in this hilarious comedy! Everyone in town is eager for Shelby, a big-time country-music star, to arrive from Nashville to attend Uncle Roy's memorial service. Hoping to convince Shelby to move home, get married, and have a family, Shelby's mother sets her up on a blind date with Luke Duncan, a thrice-divorced ex-con who works at the local hardware store. Meanwhile, Shelby's brother makes plans to leave the diner to pursue a singing career in Nashville, but no one has the heart to tell him he can't sing including his friends, a Mr. Potato Head model and a mountain man/aspiring stand-up comedian. Then on the day of the memorial service, everyone discovers Uncle Roy was a bit of a womanizer when all his girlfriends show up wearing identical dresses, Uncle Roy's secret son is revealed, and Uncle Roy arrives at his own memorial service in the form of a cake!
In addition to the cast, the teens serve as stage crew, sound and light technicians, and some helped build the set.