By Dominique Wald
The show will feature some of the biggest hits from the ’50s through the ’80s, including “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “California Dreamin’ ” and “Be My Baby.” All four cast members will put on skits during the production presenting each era in which the song takes place.
Torok Lewis, Abuzz Theatre founding director and president, said the idea for “American Oldies” was inspired by a show he helped create called “Juke Box Saturday Night.” Lewis said he wanted to come up with a show more original than what it used to be when the theater started the it in the 90s’.
“This is a super family-friendly show, and we’re so excited for everyone in the community to come out,” Lewis said. “No matter your age, there’s going to be a song you recognize.”
Lewis said the show is dedicated to two Abuzz Theatre members, Barb Kaufman and Tina Hoisington, who died last year.
“It’s just our way of remembering them and sending them love through our songs,” Lewis said.
If You Go
What: “American Oldies”
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The show runs through Aug. 9 with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Abuzz Theatre Company, 909 6th St., Clarkston
Cost: Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at www.abuzztheatre.com.