Remember when vinyl records ruled and Elvis impersonators didn't exist? Yeah, I don't either. Director and choreographer Ron Chisolm helps bring us back to the early days of rock & roll with the musical Smokey Joe's Café. With classic songs by writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller -- like "Hound Dog," "Stand By Me," "On Broadway," and "Jailhouse Rock" -- this performance will be a walk down memory lane for some, and a history lesson for others (like me). May 3 -- 20, 8 p.m. May 6, 13, 20, 2:30 p.m. $10-$22. 704-376-3777. www.theatrecharlotte.org.