‘Stay Tuned’ for CAC’s next show

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 13, 2010

If variety is the spice of life, then Five By Design’s “Stay Tuned” will set the taste buds tingling as the cameras start rolling and the stage is set for an evening of music, humor, novelty acts and quick-change artists. In a word: vaudeville, and here on the LBW Community College Dixon Theater’s stage Monday at 7 p.m.

First beamed by early television into living rooms across America, now Five by Design brings it direct to Andalusia, on stage, live and in living color. No need to adjust the “rabbit ears” as Five By Design’s vibrant harmonies and comedic talents bring those days gone by instantly brought into focus and center stage.

Suddenly, you’ll find yourself singing “Sh Boom” outside a soda shoppe in a varsity sweater and saddle shoes, or playing along as quiz show contestants guess the tunes in “What’s That Song?”

You’ll take to the skies as a musical travelogue spans the globe winding up in Africa, and be spellbound by “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”

In true variety show fashion, “Stay Tuned” moves seamlessly from songs to skits and back again. Classic commercials are vividly brought to life promoting everything from bananas to toothpaste, while on another network family and friends are unexpectedly reunited.

But don’t worry about the remote – Five By Design changes the channel for you as the quintet glides effortlessly from “Hey There” to “’S Wonderful” to “The Girl From Ipanema” in the blink of an eye. All too soon you’re on your way out the door with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Sit back and stay tuned for a night of marvelous entertainment when television ruled the airwaves and variety was king.

Tickets are $15 each for adults; $10 for students and are available at Brooks True Value Hardware, Ansley’s Place, Harold’s Discount Furniture and at the door the night of the performance.