One part music show and one part theatrical performance, the Rock n Roll Jubilee channels the spirits of music icons of the ’50s, including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers and Ricky Nelson.
Presented in the context of a live, 1958 broadcast on fictitious WJKS radio, the show combines theatrical and comedic elements reminiscent of “Prairie Home Companion” and the Grand Ole Opry with the excitement of rock and roll that barreled across rural America during that time.
The music and comedy come from Craig Evans and Brad Tucker of the Taters, Brian Sulser, George Garrett, Jim Wark and BJ Kocen. The jubilee also includes 1950s period advertisements, skits and lots of laughs and surprises. This year’s performances will be dedicated to the memory of the late Phil Everly.
The Rock ‘n Roll Jubilee has two performances at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen – Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1.