I hope you understood that these songs are in no particular order at this point. Altho we have started rehearsing the opening of the show, which will kick off with "Hard Ain't It Hard" and straight into "3 Jolly Coachmen". From there we may go right to "Tom Dooley" with some narration to put it into historical context, or maybe do one of the calypso songs as a nod to the group's origins. Haven't decided yet.
As for the audience, it is primarily our age-group with perhaps some grandchildren dragged along for the cultural experience. The Camelot Theatre has established a good local reputation for producing quality theater, and their "Spotlight on..." series has definitely garnerned a steady audience. Hard-core Trio fans are not that prevalent, I imagine, so it's more about including the radio hits for sure and then adding some surprises that people may be less familiar with. It's just so hard to choose - there's so much good stuff in the repertoire.
Since John and I have been doing "Blow Ye Winds" in our Tales & Tunes show, we didn't want to lose that, so we've come up with a way to medley that with "Santy Anno", which, as you say is impressive. And the two sea chanties together will be a nice segment.
So, you say the "closet" joke in "Worried Man" is no longer relavant? So much has changed in our culture since 1959. I'm on the fence about whether to make this into somewhat of a time-capsule revisit, or maybe even update the humor. We have changed the last line of "Merry Minuet" to: "...will be done by the Rocket Man". A line which we were chagrined to find has been co-opted by the current incarnation of The Trio.
Anyway, we'll definitely take your suggestions under advisement. Thanks...