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Mr. Sandman, bring us a scene

A teen angel musical production loaded with recognizable love songs of the 1950s makes its way to the Ocala Civic Theatre Stage later this month.

The Taffetas, a biographical spoof of a 1950s singing group, runs from Jan. 28 to Feb. 21. The play is a fast-paced musical revue that takes viewers back to the early days of rock 'n' roll.

The Taffetas carries on in the tradition of That Thing You Do, The Buddy Holly Story, La Bamba and even Spinal Tap.

The play sparkles like the chrome bumpers of a 1959 Cadillac, with such hits from the sock-hop era as the Chordettes' Mr. Sandman, Puppy Love, Johnny Angel and Dedicated to the One I Love.

The Taffetas stars Celia Bills, Demaree Harvey, Heather Lenemier and Laura Anderson.

The four singers from Muncie, Ind., step into their saddle shoes to make their television debut in the early '50s.

Tickets for The Taffetas are $15 for adults and $7 for full-time students. For information, call the box office at (352) 236-2274. The Ocala Civic Theater is at 4337 E Silver Springs Blvd.

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