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Production company explores timeless themes in dinner show


Published:   |   Updated: March 12, 2014 at 03:34 PM

PLANT CITY — A dinner theater reminiscent of Broadway musicals and show tunes from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s will be presented March 21 at the American Legion Post 26, 2207 W. Baker St.

“Center Stage” will begin at 8 p.m. with dinner being served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.

Al Cohen, director and producer, said the songs selected to be performed are classics that transcend time. “We’ll sing some of the most beautiful songs of yesterday,” Cohen said. “It takes you on a journey of love, life, and wanting to do it again.” Cohen is owner of Star Production, which produces an average of three shows a year. “Center Stage” is a two-act musical being sung by local performers. The show will include classic love songs such as “At Last,” “April Love,” and “When I Fall in Love,” along with rousing favorites such as “That’s Amore,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “Tomorrow.” Songs from popular Broadway musicals will be presented as well such numbers as “Sunrise, Sunset” from “Fiddler on the Roof.” There will be a tribute toward the end of the program in memory of child star Shirley Temple, who died Feb. 10, Cohen said. He said that the purpose of the show is to recreate the messages of hope and love found in the timeless songs. “It’s a story of love and kindness,” Cohen said. “Music that will never fade away.” Advance tickets are available for purchase at Hardee’s Fashions, 1501 N. Wheeler St.

For reservations or more information, call Cohen at (813) 707-0788.

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