The Alley Cats’ Doo Wop Special returning to Temecula

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The Alley Cats will bring their Doo Wop Special back to the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Thursday, Feb. 27. Courtesy photo/Valley News

West Coast Performing Arts and Cruisin’ Oldies Concerts are bringing The Alley Cats’ Doo Wop Special back to the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Thursday, Feb. 27, by popular demand.

According to producer Mark Curran, The Alley Cats are America’s doo-wop group, serving up “a perfect blend of 1950s and 60s hits and hilarious comedy.”

The four-part harmony group has been Jay Leno’s opening act for the past seven years.

“It’s a unique show that requires no band, it’s strictly a capella, yet it’s more entertaining than most band-backed shows,” Curran said. “Very few groups mix comedy, doo-wop and audience participation like The Alley Cats.

“They have comedic bits they do, sparring with one another and joking with the audience, but it’s clean humor,” Curran said.

Royce Reynolds, Mando Fonseca, Sean Devine and Juan Del Castillo formed the group in 1987 at Fullerton College and began their musical journey with Disney’s “Blast to the Past” salute.

They went on to win the Southern California Harmony Sweepstakes, which led to appearances on “The Home” and “Family Show,” “Good Morning Arizona,” NBC’s “Madman of the People,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “CD Highway,” Richard Simmons’ workout video “Dance Your Pants Off,” recordings for FOX Kids’ “Why Why Family” and a radio spot for Sunkist.

Curran said he thinks the blend of talent, humor and music will appeal to fans of all ages.

“They are a unique blend of humor, great singing and good old-fashioned family fun as they keep alive the tradition of doo-wop singing into the modern age,” Curran said.

“From the White House to concert halls worldwide,” he said. “The Alley Cats have earned a stellar reputation as the coolest singing cats around.”

The Alley Cats’ Doo Wop Special begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street, in Temecula.

Tickets are $36-$40 and can be purchased by calling (866) 653-8696, by visiting the theater’s box office or online at www.temeculatheater.org.

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at jpack@reedermedia.com.