Full Length Musical
Time Period - 1970s
Settings Of Play - One unit set: Tucker's Roadhouse in Alton Falls, Tennessee, 1970
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
The perfect follow-up musical to Smoke on the Mountain and Pumpboys. This foot-stomping country-western romp was an Award-winning Off-Broadway hit. From the composer/lyricist of 3hee (Flight of the Lawn Chair Man), Opal and Eliot Ness in Cleveland. Honky-Tonk Highway is a tribute to that legendary (literally) country-western singer and songwriter: the late, great, (albeit fictional), Clint Colby. The time is 1970. We are at Tucker’s Roadhouse in Alton Falls, Tennessee, where Clint’s rocket-ride-of-a-career began twelve years ago. Clint’s former band, The Mountain Rangers, has reunited tonight for a one-time-only concert to perform Clint’s songs and to reminisce and ruminate about the man they helped make famous. As everyone knows, Clint died a year ago tonight. But his trademark, baby-blue cowboy hat is up on stage with the band. Whichever band member puts on the hat “becomes” Clint, as they flashback to relive the story of Clint’s life, through the autobiographical songs he wrote and made country-western classics. Clint rose from boyhood poverty in a fly-speck town to the glittering heights of stardom in the far-off big cities. Along the way, he did some things rights, some things wrong, and left behind a trail of songs.
"“One of the most thoroughly enjoyable evenings in town! Run, don’t walk!”" - Backstage
"There's something for everyone in this toe tappin', two steppin' show! Ya'll come!" - Theatre Week Magazine
"A delight from start to finish!... Not to be missed." - WHCY Radio, New York
"A seamless succession of 20 delightful songs. It's the real thing." - Chicago Sun Times
"A new classic." - Chicago Tribune
Originally produced Off-Broadway by Five by Five Productions, Pamela Guthman, and Jonathan D. Moll and Associate Producers Peter Bogyo and Boebe Productions. It was previously produced at the Goodspeed Opera House.