Get your kicks at Route 66

Won’t you get hip to this timely tip: check out the new show from the Actors Theatre of Indiana. Route 66 opens Friday at The Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts, 4 Center Green, Carmel, and runs to Nov. 18.

ATI’s Alex de Aguiar Reuter said the musical is centered on four buddies traveling Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles.

“The show is a high octane experience,” he said. “They’re all seasoned actors with great harmonies throughout.”

Take a dollop of “Grease,” mix in some “Pump Boys and Dinettes” and add a generous dose of “Forever Plaid” and you’ve got the enjoyment of Route 66. Beginning with the sounds of 1950s Chicago and traveling along the “Main Street of America” to the California coast with the surf music of the 1960s, this exciting musical revue features 34 of the greatest “Rock ’n Road” hits of the era.

Aguiar Reuter said the show is great for fathers and sons or couple’s looking for a great night out with nostalgic music.

“We want it to be fun – a light, fun experience that’ll have you leaving with a smile on your face and your foot tapping,”

Songs include “Dead Man’s Curve,” “King of the Road,” “Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “Beep Beep,” “Six Days on the Road,” “Little GTO,” “Fun, Fun, Fun” and many more. Get your kicks with this smash hit musical revue!

As a special treat, ATI is collaborating with Circle City Corvette Club to have a collection of 1950s-1970s Corvettes on display opening night.

“The plan is to have 30 there,” said Aguiar Reuter, adding that the cars will not interfere with parking Friday night.

As Chevrolet celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Corvette, Aguiar Reuter said other car clubs interested in coming out during shows should contact him at 669-7983.

Tickets range from $35.50 to $40. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For more information or to order tickers, visit www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org or call 843-3800.

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