“This is the 60’s” Show was presented by the McCallum Theatre on Oct. 18th. Seven talented artists, Joan Burton, Daryn Owen, David Krol, Eddie Darst, Freddie Trumbower, Janisse Flowers and Anna Renour recreate songs of the past emulating singers and groups from the 60’s. They dressed in costume like the famous artists. Dark wigs and suits like the Beatles and Woodstock wild child clothes. Old ads and videos from that period in history made the evening bring memories back for those that lived thru that time and an eyeopener to the younger set.
The show was put into parts like The Early Years from 1960-63 with Surfin USA by the Beach Boys to Runaway by Del Shannon. The next act included songs from 1964-65 which saw the British Invasion of groups like the Beatles-I Want to Hold Your and,Rolling Stones-The Last Time and the Dave Clark Five-Glad All Over, plus others. Bikini clad GoGo dancers were there for Surfin USA and changed costumes for each different part of the show.
Then came America Fights Back 1965-67 which saw The Monkees, The Supremes and the Mamas and Papas making their mark on the music scene with songs like California Dreamin and Last Train to Clarksville. The audience got up and started waving their arms to the Music during one of the songs.
There was an Intermission which gave the artists time to again change costumes for the Psychedelia Era 1967-68. The Rolling Stones with Jumpin Jack Flash, Janis Joplin-Piece of My Heart and Jimi Hendrix-Fire made the top of the Charts and started a new type of music. The last act was the Woodstock Nation era 1969-70 where The Who, Three Dog Night and Led Zeppelin took over as the top names in music. The last song they sang was Aquarius/Let The Sunshine made famous by the 5th Dimensions.
The Encore contained tunes from The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Doors and others. Their renditions of these songs showed these artists to be vary talented musicians. The cast came out into the lobby to sign the Program for members of the audience. Many cast members were still in costume when they greeted the guests.