The room was decorated with vinyl records both real and paper, some of which were on each table as part of the centerpiece. There were diner tables and chairs....remember the stools that had red vinyl seats and chrome legs? All the actors were dressed in the appropriate attire to match the character they played. Poodle skirts, high-water pants, large rimmed glasses with black frames and tape over the bridge piece, rolled up sleeves on t-shirts with Lucky Strike cigarettes in the pockets, bee hive hairdos, slicked back hair with the duck tail look in the back, etc. Everywhere your eyes looked was something else that made you feel as though you were watching an episode of Happy Days.
At my table sat Bill from California who flew in to surprise his friend Gloria, one of the actresses, here as LaVonna
The centerpiece at my table. It's simple yet clever!
Daniel, also at my table from Westside Church. He dressed up!
Gertie, one of the main characters
Wally, another main character
The "Kitchen Band". They had to fill in at the last minute for the band that had been booked and got lost looking for the diner!
Gertie dancing and singing "Splish Splash" (see the little bubbles in the air?)
Bubble gum bubble blowing contest of audience members
Wally is trying to win over the heart of Gertie
Flodene, another main character
They played "This is Your Life" with Bill from my table while waiting for the band to show up!
Bill's friend Gloria in character as his dentist from years back.
Uncle Phil making sure that Daniel knew he can't smoke (his fake cigarette!) in the diner, with Tony (a diner employee) looking on.
This was a very fun evening. I especially enjoyed the dessert. They had 3 kinds of pies, fruit, 3 kinds of cookies, chocolate cake, german chocolate cake and cream puffs. You could load up as much as you wanted to eat! Very tasteful. All the food from the menu was catered by one of our local grocery stores, Hy-Vee. I recommend to anyone that has a chance to see these types of shows, to attend if at all possible. If you enjoy music, this is something that would put a smile on your face!