By: Lacy Hilliard
The Johnson County Community Theatre is set to take the Heritage Hall stage to present yet another hilarious production. Honky Tonk Angels will be performed on Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28. The Thursday through Saturday performances will begin at 7:00 p.m. while the Sunday performance will take place at 3:00 p.m.
Honky Tonk Angels is a country music lovers dream, combining over 30 classic country songs with a laugh-out-loud story of three determined women heading to Nashville to live out their dreams. The original production showcased country music greats like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette. The music for the JCCT production will be performed live on the Heritage Hall stage by the following talented musicians; Ronnie Nichols on steel guitar, Len May on lead guitar, John Mann on bass, John Winer on keyboard and banjo, Trevor McKenzie on fiddle and Greg Russell on drums.
The JCCT cast feels that Honky Tonk Angels will appeal to Johnson Countians. Kathy Henderson, a Johnson County Community Theatre veteran, stated We think that the audience will relate to the classic country songs and be excited about having a live band on stage throughout the play. Henderson went on to say, There is also interaction between the cast members and the audience during some of the songs. The audience becomes a part of the cast in Act 2 when the angels are performing at Honky Tonk Heaven.
The angels will be acted by Jacqueline Mann who plays Angela, Dorinda Walters who portrays Sue Ellen, and Kristen Branch cast as Doreen. All three women have graced the Heritage Hall stage many times and are easily Johnson County Community Theatre favorites. The trio will undoubtedly wow audiences with their humor and captivating stage presence.
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