VLA Killeen Recruiting Musicians (Paid Gig) for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, February 8 - 24, 2016

Smokey Joe’s Cafe - Stage Band

A stage musical featuring the songs of Leiber and Stoller Style: 50s Rock and Roll featuring On Broadway, Baby That’s Rock and Roll, Stand By Me, I (Who Have Nothing), Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog and more.

Monday, January 4th at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 5th at 7:00 pm


Musician Auditions will be by appointment only (see below)


Lieber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock n' roll, and now their songs provide the basis for electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture.  In the idealized '50s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set pieces and slice-of-life emotions.  Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, Smokey Joe's Cafe isn't just great pop music, it's compelling musical theatre.


Audition Information: Please ​be ready to dance and sing!! Prepare a 1 minute song, preferably from '50s/60's Rock N Roll.  Callbacks will be January 6th at 7:00pm and song will be provided. 




Keyboard, Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Saxophone (Tenor/Bari), Piano

Musical Style: '50s Rock n' Roll


Band Auditions will be by appointment only.  

Please see information below to schedule an audition.


If interested, please email Erik Reynolds


Musicians' Stipend $75 per performance ($525.00) to be paid at the conclusion of the final show.

Commitment February 8th - 28th. 2016

Rehearsals February 8th - 11th (7pm - 10 pm) February 14th (Sunday) (2 pm - 5pm and 7 pm - 10pm) February 25th (7 pm - 10 pm)

 Technical Rehearsal Sunday February 14th (2 pm - 5 pm) (7 pm - 10 pm)

Dress Rehearsals February 15th - 17th ( 7pm - 10 pm)

Performances February 18th - 20th (7 pm), February 21st (2 pm) ,February 26th - 27th (7 pm,) February 28th (2 pm)

The Ensemble:



Bass Guitar

Guitar (Electric Rhythm and Lead)

Tenor/Bari Saxophone (Solo Requirements)

Keyboard, Piano



Inquiries to vla@vlakilleen.org

3401 South W.S. Young Drive, Killeen, Texas  76542

tel 254-526-9090



Smokey Joe's Cafe
Central Texas Theatre (formerly Vive les Arts)

February 19 - February 28, 2016
Vive Les Arts (VLA) Theatre
3401 South WS Young Drive
Killeen, TX, 76542

February 19-21 & 26-28
Reserve Tickets Here



Thursday, February 18th @ 7 pm

Reception Sponsored by Firehouse Subs

Vive Les Arts Theatre invites active duty, retired and dependents with a valid military ID to attend the very last dress rehearsal of every show this season! Military Appreciation Night occurs on the Thursday before opening night of each show! Active duty, retired and dependents can attend absolutely FREE with a current military ID card that must be presented at check-in. Seating is general admission seating, and catered appetizers and concessions are available before the show beginning at 6:15pm! We hope you will join us for this fun and FREE night out, and we thank you so much for serving!!!

Reserve tickets for Military Appreciation Night Here