Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cast of the NCL Jade--Smokey Joe's Cafe

The cast of the NCL Jade is here and working so hard. The shows on the Jade are a little bit different from our other ships. The Jade has "book" other words, fuller versions of the original productions. Smokey Joe's Cafe, The World Goes 'Round, Shout (The Mod Musical), and an original show called "Showdown" which is basically a knock-off of American Idol where the audience gets to vote contestants off.

Today the Jade cast did a run-through of Smokey Joe's Cafe. It was really awesome. I wish you could all go out to the Jade to see these shows. I'm going to upload some clips here in show order. For those of you who have seen Smokey Joe's, you know what a fun show it is. I saw it in NYC back in the 90's and loved it.

These clips will give you little snippets of the show from beginning to end to give you a feel for what it's like. There are no tracked vocals OR instruments. My buddy, Steve Kummer, is doing an awesome job playing the keys all the way through this run. He's an amazing guy and has done a fantastic job with this cast. (trivia moment...Steve also played keyboards on the soundtrack to High School Musical)

Kudos to the Jade cast and to all those who have worked so hard to get this cast ready!

"In the Neighborhood"

"Young Blood"


"Keep On Rollin"

"Kansas City" part one

"Kansas City" part two

"Poison Ivy"

"Don Juan" ...Adrienne does such a great job in this cast. I was excited to learn that she had been in The Lion King with my buddy, Ty. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll remember Ty. He's a great guy. I love what a small world it can be!

"I Keep Forgettin'"

"On Broadway"

"D. W. Washburn"


"Pearl's a Singer"

"Teach Me How To Shimmy"

"You're the Boss"

"Hound Dog"

"I'm a Woman"

"In the Neighborhood" reprise

"Stand By Me" (finale) I love how this song builds! It's about a 2 1/2 minute clip.

This cast has a couple of weeks left to rehearse and get the other shows ready. They're all working so hard. Thanks for a great show, guys! You're gonna knock 'em dead out there!


Anonymous said...

hello, i haven`t read any other of your blogs but i found this one to be very good. i just got back from a holiday on the norwegian jade and i enjoyed all the shows in stardust theatre, i watched all the musicals, even the repeats, and loved them . i am a big fan of the cast of smokey joe`s cafe especially the man who sang ruby and teach me how to shime. do you have any information on them, i would especially like their names please? please reply.

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