Derby Dinner concert salutes Elvis Presley
39th season continues with musicals, children's productions, concerts
Thursday, January 02, 2014 10:00 AM
The Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, one of southern Indiana's largest theaters, will begin the new year with "An Evening with Eddie Miles" tonight and continuing through Saturday.
Audiences will be treated to the musician's salute to Elvis Presley, which includes several musical genres including rock-n-roll and country gospel.
The theater's 2013-2014 season continues with five productions, including the final two musicals of the Children's Musical Theatre season.
"Don't Dress for Dinner," will take the stage Jan. 7 and run through Feb. 16. The comedy, about an intimately catered dinner gone very much awry, features the same characters from "Boeing, Boeing."
"Copacabana" is next on the Derby Dinner Playhouse's schedule. Barry Manilow's Grammy Award-winning song is brought to life on stage from Feb. 18 to March 30. The play is described as a love letter to musicals of the 1940s with dazzling costumes, splashy production numbers and original songs from Manilow.
"The Jungle Book" will premier Feb. 22 and continue through March 29. The musical adventure by Rudyard Kipling follows Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungles of India.
"Singin' in the Rain" begins April 1 and runs until May 18. Set in the Hollywood of the 1920s, the musical features songs like "Make Em' Laugh," "Good Morning," and "Lucky Star."
"Princess Penelope's Dragon" will premiere May 24 and run through June 21. This musical comedy, an updated take on "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," tells the tale of Penelope, a precocious princess, who blames everything on her pink dragon.
The Derby Dinner concert series will continue March 24, when The Monarchs present "A Tribute to Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop." The group will put together a show filled with music from the 1960s. An encore of the performance is scheduled for Nov. 10.
On April 14, Melissa Combs will present "Country Favorites." The Nashville recording artist and award-winning song writer will sing some of her favorite songs from the world of country music.
"The Las Vegas Tenors" combines three Las Vegas singers on May 12, to sing a variety of songs from rock-n-roll to rhytm and blues.
The 19-member Glenn Miller Orchestra will be in concert June 2, performing original Glenn Miller arrangements.
Debbie Horton and Donnie Wright will host "branson on the Road" on Aug. 11, featuring country, comedy, bluegrass and gospel music.
Jason Petty brings "Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes" to the Derby Dinner Playhouse Sept. 8 with "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Lovesick Blues," "Hey Good Lookin'," and more country classics.
Elvis Presley's gospel songs will be performed by Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band in "How Great Thou Art - The gospel music of Elvis Presley," on Oct. 20.
For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.