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Huron Country Playhouse

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

A Jukebox Musical

June 12 to June 30, 2024

Written & Created by Roger Bean

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Join us for a joyous jive down memory lane featuring 25 chart-topping vintage doo-wop standards in heavenly harmony.

It’s decades before “American Idol”, and a local radio station is sponsoring a band competition with a recording contract as the prize. Denny and the Dreamers are ready for their big shot at stardom, but trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and handsome heartthrob Duke sends the whole situation spinning.

A hit parade of classics from rock ‘n’ roll’s heyday will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on my Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” “The Glory of Love,” and more.  

Recommended for ages 10 and up. 

Show Calendar

Legend:

  • Discount Day
  • Opening
  • Student Show (Not Sold Online)

Wednesday

Jun 12

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Thursday

Jun 13

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Friday

Jun 14

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Saturday

Jun 15

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Sunday

Jun 16

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Tuesday

Jun 18

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Wednesday

Jun 19

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Thursday

Jun 20

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Friday

Jun 21

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Saturday

Jun 22

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Sunday

Jun 23

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Tuesday

Jun 25

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Wednesday

Jun 26

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Thursday

Jun 27

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream

Friday

Jun 28

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream


Meet The Artists

Headshot of Neil Aitchison

Neil Aitchison

DJ "Bullseye" Miller

Headshot of Kaden Forsberg

Kaden Forsberg

Denny Varney

Headshot of Joema Frith

Joema Frith

Wally Patton

Headshot of Jennifer Walls

Jennifer Walls

Lois Franklin/Mrs Varney

Headshot of Connor Meek

Connor Meek

Eugene Johnson

Headshot of Michael Vanhevel

Michael Vanhevel

Duke Henderson

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David Rogers

David Rogers

Director

David Hogan

David Hogan

Choreographer

Melissa Morris

Melissa Morris

Music Director

Douglas Paraschuk

Douglas Paraschuk

Set Designer

Rachel Berchtold

Rachel Berchtold

Costume Designer

Lyle Franklin

Lyle Franklin

Lighting Designer

Headshot of Nadene Riehl

Nadene Riehl

Stage Manager

Headshot of Melissa Morris

Melissa Morris

Music Director/Keys

Headshot of Kevin Dempsey

Kevin Dempsey

Drums

Headshot of Peter Telford

Peter Telford

Bass


Originally Produced by David Elzer, Roger Bean & Peter Schneider. Life Could Be a Dream premiered at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Joseph Hanreddy, Artistic Director and Timothy J. Sheileds, Managing Director