Carey Dinner Theatre opens for 42nd season

Carey Dinner Theatre, Mississippi’s unique dinner theatre, will celebrate its 42nd season with two musicals in June and July on William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus.
The first show is “Country Is: The Music of Main Street,” a musical revue conceived by Rick Seeber. “Country Is,” which runs June 15 through July 1, rediscovers the timeless classics of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, and others. This down-home country showcase includes “On the Road Again,” “Nine to Five,” “Crazy,” “Amarillo By Morning,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” to name just a few. “Country Is” features the heartbeat of American country songs which defined hard-working, hard-playing people.
The second show is “8-Track, The Sounds of the 70s,” a revue which features the best of pop and easy listening music from the 1970s. “8-Track” runs July 11 through 22. Also conceived by Rick Seeber, “8-Track” features the music of the Carpenters, The Doobie Brothers, the Bee Gees, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, KC and the Sunshine Band, and many more. The audience will enjoy the thumping rhythms and stunning harmonies that were the best of seventies music. Audiences will be swaying in their seats to such favorites as “Everything is Beautiful,” “American Pie,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Tie a Yellow Ribbon,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Desperado,” and “Shake, Shake, Shake.” 
Dinner is served at 7 p.m. in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre and the performance follows. The admission price of $30 includes a buffet meal, the show and sales tax. The box office is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, beginning June 5. Call (601) 318-6221 to make reservations or to be added to the mailing list.
A scene from the 2016 Carey Dinner Theatre production of "The Marvelous Wonderettes."