The 1950s revolutionized the entertainment industry with the introduction of television into mainstream society and the rapid growth of music and the recording industry.
To celebrate the decade and to pay tribute to area senior citizens, College Life, a Christian student’s organization from Tarleton State University, is hosting its third annual Senior Citizen’s Dinner Theater. The fun-filled night is set for 6 p.m., Friday at the Holiday Inn.
Following the 1950s theme, seniors will delight in the evening’s entertainment, which will include five dramas, four musical numbers and rounds of “Name that Tune” and “Name that Movie” from the 1950s.
Guests will take a trip down memory lane as some of entertainment’s most beloved skits come to life.
Actors will recreate Who’s on First, one of Abbott and Castello’s most remembered routines and one of the most famous baseball comedy acts in history. Recreations of skits made popular by Johnny Carson and the I Love Lucy show will provide a gut busting good time.
Karaoke will allow attendees to show off their talents and join in the fun.
A few lucky guests will also take home prizes donated by several area businesses.
Event coordinator Ryan Clinton said the event is a way to thank seniors in the community.
“We want to say thanks to those who have helped raise us, impacted our lives and helped the community in so many ways for so many years,” Clinton said.
A fully catered meal, including salad, entrée and dessert will be provided. The cost is $12 to cover the cost of the meal and facility fees, with entertainment being provided free of charge.
RSVP by Wednesday by calling 965-5242.