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Honky Tonk Highway - Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

Honky Tonk Highway

Richard Berg, Robert Lindsey-Nassif

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Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573626494

"Thoroughly enjoyable... 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." -

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Description

Full Length Musical

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - 1970s

Settings Of Play - One unit set: Tucker's Roadhouse in Alton Falls, Tennessee, 1970

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

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. 
Characters

CASTING

4m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Plus optional backup band. In the original production, the cast played their own instruments. However, some productions have added a full backup band (keyboard, guitar, bass, drums) which frees actors to incorporate more movement and dance.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

JENINE-KATE - pure country sunshine; full of warmth, caring, and compassion; 20s
NAT - an enigma; a loner/curmudgeon who is also outspoken and zany; 20s-30s
PAULIE - boyish, fun-loving, and attractive; the hearthrob, 20s to early 30s.
CURTIS - a happy homebody; the oldest member of the band; 30s-40s
DARRELL - a loveable sadsack with a droll sense of humor and a tender heart; funny and fun to be with; 30s
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Country/Western

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Music Director's Score
5 Vocal Chorus Books
Piano Score
Song Samples

I Found a Song

Chalahatchee

Far Off Lights

Come Out and Play

Follow Where the Music Goes

Perfect Stranger

I'll Be There

Baby, I Love Your Biscuits

Answer the Call

Heartbreak Hall of Fame

Honky Honk Highway

Mr. Money

Dr. Love

Me, Myself, and I

I'm So Happy

Easier to Sing Than Say

Music in this Mountain

Author(s)
Robert  Lindsey-Nassif

Robert Lindsey-Nassif

Robert Lindsey-Nassif composed the score for the Broadway production of Hollywood Arms by Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton, directed by Harold Prince. Off-Broadway: Wrote the book, music and lyrics for Opal (Richard Rodgers and AT&T Awards) and music, lyrics and additional dialog for Honky-Tonk Highway (Backstage and MAC Awards; directed by Gabriel Barre; also produced at Goodspeed). Regional: ... view full profile

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