We spent an enjoyable evening at Celebrations Dinner Theatre on Sunday. As you may have gathered from the title, it was Jail House Rock and so many familiar singers from several years back were there in person to sing for us. 🙂
Headlining the show were Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, with appearances by June Carter, Dusty Springfield, Jerry Lee Lewis, Grace Slick, Johnny Rivers, Eric Burden, Nancy Sinatra, Roy Orbison and Bobbi Gentry.
The show was dated in 1967 and held at the Moose Jaw Jail, where John Storm, the Guitar Doctor was being held for not paying his taxes.
The shows at Celebrations are always a lot of fun and this one was no exception. The music was great and the singers were wonderful! The serving staff are always part of the show and their interactions are a lot of fun also.
To top it off, one of the meals offered was prime rib. This used to be a regular selection there, but it suddenly disappeared some time ago. For several shows, I moaned about it on the comment card, but gave up awhile ago, thinking it was gone forever. This time I commented on how great it was and hoped it would be back again very soon.
The show is almost over with less than a week to go, and the next show – Starting June 1st is Ghostbusted.
I just looked at the schedule and realized that the shows only run for 2 months each now. I’m sure they used to go for 3 months. This explains why it was so crowded there on Sunday. It has been awhile since I’ve seen a full house in the crowd, but with less shows, the audience will have fewer dates to choose from. With fewer shows, they will run more in a year – instead of 4 shows per year, there will now be 6. I’m not sure when this change happened, but it must have been very recent – maybe Jail House Rock was the first. There is also very little down time in between shows now. There used to be about 2 weeks and now it is just 6 days from when Jail House Rock ends on May 26th and Ghostbusted starts on June 1st.
So far on Africam today, we have seen Elephant, Waterbuck, Wildebeest, Impala, Nyala and Zebra. We are still (im)patiently waiting for the outdoor camera to be installed and working so we can watch our Cheetah Salome and her cubs again.