Theatre Britain presents Old Time Music Hall, devised by Sue Birch, with musical direction by Pam Holcomb-McLain, beginning at 8 p.m., and running through July 17, at the Cox Playhouse. Old Time Music Hall is a variety show that provides old-fashioned entertainment with songs, sketches, skits and novelties. The chairman presides over the entertainment like an emcee. Using a gavel and an archaic mode of speech laced with hyperbole and alliteration, he introduces each act and guides the audience through the evening.
There will be performances at 8 p.m. Fridays; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Music Hall was the most popular entertainment for ordinary British people from around 1860 through World War II, with its heyday around World War I.
Adults are $21, seniors and students $16; with a 10 percent discount for parties of 10 or more. Free parking. Location: 1517 H Ave., Plano. For tickets, call 972-490-4202 or visit Theatre-Britain.com.