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‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ jumps with nostalgia at Cap Rep

Laura D’Andre, left, Gizel Jimenez, Jannie Jones and Lulu Fall perform “I’m A Woman” in “Smokey Joe’s Café” at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany.
Laura D’Andre, left, Gizel Jimenez, Jannie Jones and Lulu Fall perform “I’m A Woman” in “Smokey Joe’s Café” at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany.
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By PAUL LAMAR For The Daily Gazette When you see this revue at Capital Rep — and you must — you will quickly begin making a mental list of people who should get a ticket. It’s that entertaining. “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” is not, in the conventional sense, a musical. There is no dialogue, so a storyline is not the point. The point is to put the familiar songs of Jerry Leiber (1933-2011) and Mike Stoller ...

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