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GROOVIN’

Soulful ‘60s songs preformed at The Barn Dinner Theatre

 brittany@yesweekly.com

From May 2-June 29, The Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro will be showing “Groovin’,” written by Chuck Martin and Matthew Bradshaw.

Bradshaw is also one of the performers in the show.

The first half showcases a talented cast of 10 performers taking on songs from the soulful ‘60s. The cast was accompanied by a live band, and that brought an exciting dynamic to the show.

After the men and women collaborated on a few songs together, the ladies came out on stage, dressed in appropriate ‘60s gear, and treated the crowd to some of their favorite ‘60s music.

The men took the stage afterwards, dressed in their Sunday best, to charm the crowd with favorites like “When a Man Loves a Woman” and two cast mates’ steamy rendition of “Time of the Season.”

There were also some Beatles songs like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” splashed into the playlist as well as songs from the Beach Boys.

Between some songs, Matthew Bradshaw and cast members put on skits to entertain the crowd. They did everything from comical weather updates to commercials of the era.

We were treated to a fabulous acapella performance of the “Snap, Crackle, Pop” commercials as well as an interactive performance of the famous Oscar Meyer jingle.

After about an hour of performing, the cast took a break for intermission.

After 15 minutes, the cast returned, and Bradshaw hit the stage first, swooning the crowd solo with “American Pie.”

One of the most touching performances of the evening came from Alyssa Elkins’ solo performance of “Carolina in my Mind.”

When the ladies hit the stage to perform Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” the crowd in the Barn Dinner Theatre went crazy. People all over the theatre got out of their chairs and danced like the stage was theirs.

The cast spent a lot of time interacting with the crowd, and that added a little extra something to the night.

Come out and celebrate the Barn Dinner Theatre’s 50 th anniversary by letting a charismatic cast dazzle you with their renditions of some of our country’s most popular songs ever.

If song and dance aren’t particularly your thing, the Barn Dinner Theatre has a buffet filled with ham, chicken and beef. They also have mashed potatoes, shells and cheese, green beans, chicken and rice casserole and other favorites.

If you are looking for a venue for a unique date night or you want to spend a night out with friends and family, I suggest you check out “Groovin’” at the Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro. Even if you weren’t born in the era and you aren’t familiar with the songs, the show is designed so that everyone will leave with a smile on their face. !

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For more information about “Groovin’” please visit Barn Dinner Theatre’s website at www.barndinner.com or call them at 336-292-2211.

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