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Music from the ‘good old days’ at the opera house

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

SANDWICH – Remember when milkmen delivered milk and Howdy Doody was a star? When PF Flyers,  S&H Green Stamps, hi-fis, metal ice cube trays with a lever, Blackjack chewing gum, and your father’s Futuramic Oldsmobile were as common as cell phones are today?

If so, you’ll remember that music was better back then – both pure and simple. PG-43 celebrates those experiences with songs that are best described as adult contemporary, easy listening at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich.

The performance features melodies you can remember and lyrics you can understand. The music caters to the interests of those who attained age 43 and beyond. (The suggestion here is that it takes roughly 43 years of living to get a real handle on life. If you haven’t lived that long, you’ll need parental guidance to fully appreciate how these songs touch the soul.) The stories they tell will make you think you shared your dreams with the composer, Mike Jones.

Tickets for this performance are $25, $20 for seniors 65 and older and $15 for students. The box office is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before the show. Tickets may also be reserved witha credit card by calling 815-786-2555 during office hours.

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