The Villainous Capt. Hook
SUBMITTED PHOTO “Peter Pan,” the enchanting tale about the adventures of a boy who can fly and never grows up, soars into Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre on May 14 for a seven-week run. The production begins with Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visiting the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust they begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will forget. The travelers meet a ticking crocodile, an Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Capt. Hook. Tickets range from $40 to $65 and include a buffet dinner. A $10 discount is available for children ages 3-15; reduced prices are also available to groups of 20 or more. A show schedule is posted at www.beefandboards.com, and tickets are available by calling 872-9664.
Folk icon Arlo Guthrie will bring the 50th anniversary tour of “Alice’s Restaurant” to Old National Centre on Friday, May 1.
Performing for 50,000-plus people in the pouring rain at Woodstock in 1969, Guthrie, son of folk forefather Woody Guthrie, cemented his status as a folk legend early on.
Guthrie signed a major label deal in 1967 with Warner Bros./Reprise Records. Bursting onto the scene with “Alice’s Restaurant,” his knack for politically charged, guitar-laden storytelling caught on, making him a mainstay of the folk boom era. The album would lead to a film of the same name.
Rubbing elbows with legendary folk artists Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, Guthrie continued to blaze a trail for socially conscious music. He released his 1976 album “Amigo” to critical acclaim, earning a five-star rating from “Rolling Stone,” and formed Rising Son Records in 1983.
Guthrie continues his father’s legacy for storytelling and politically charged folk. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are priced at $35, $45 and $65 and available at the box office, 502 N. New Jersey St., or www.ticketmastercom.