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Tuna Does Vegas premiers tonight at The Blue Moon Dinner Theatre

June 28th, 2013 3:32 pm by STAFF REPORT

Tuna Does Vegas premiers tonight at The Blue Moon Dinner Theatre

Clayton Van Huss and Dan Ott

The Blue Moon Dinner Theatre presents the East Tennessee Premiere of “Tuna Does Vegas,” playing live on stage Fridays and Saturdays now through July 20 at 215 E. Main St., in downtown Johnson City.

“Tuna Does Vegas” reunites the lovable and eccentric characters from the “third smallest town in Texas” as they take a rambling romp in Sin City. The hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows ... but everyone in Tuna, Texas, goes along for the ride. 

Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, “Tuna Does Vegas” will feature the favorite characters from the award-winning “Greater Tuna” productions with some new characters too.

“We have a great pair of actors on stage that bring all of these characters to life” Artistic Director Edward Breese said in a news release. “With the help of their personal dressers behind the scenes, the actors make the audience feel like they have seen a whole variety of Tuna and Vegas citizens.”

With the talents of Clayton Van Huss and Dan Ott on the stage, Linda Wakely and Anthony Frazier behind the scenes and set design and construction by Brandon Jones, the audience is in for a comedic journey.

Dinner begins with queso dip and homemade corn chips,  followed by a boneless barbecue chicken breast, homemade potato salad, baked beans and a biscuit. A dessert of a fudge brownie a la mode with a caramel drizzle is served at intermission.

Tickets are $39.99 plus tax and can be purchased by going online to or by calling the box office at 232-1350. Meal upgrades and vegetarian options are available with 24-hour notice. The Blue Moon is a BYOB facility. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30.

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