Veteran directors Alma Hughes and Jo Kelly will present their latest musical revue in Chemainus from May 31 to June 2.
Top of the Town brings to the stage a collection of skits and comedy backed up by song-and-dance numbers set to standard show tunes like the St. Louis Blues March and Am I Blue — “a guys and gals number,” Hughes said.
Top of the Town offers moments of potential comic genius through numbers like Dragonet — a tongue-in-cheek play on Dragnet — and Mississippi Revival, a gospel number starring a squirrel.
Other musical numbers featured in the show include Dr Hook’s You Make My Pants Want to Get Up and Dance and Walk Right In, alongside a “very original” closing number.
“The whole show,” Kelly said, “is intended to be really upbeat and fun.”
To accomplish this goal, Hughes and Kelly have brought together a cast of 36 performers aged 60 to 87 from the “tremendously talented” Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre community, Hughes said.
Michael Pickard will emcee the shows, and refreshments will be served during intermission.
Tickets for Top of the Town cost $15 each and can be purchased at the Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre at 9824 Willow Street. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. For more information, call 250-246-2111.