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Penobscot Theatre kicks off season with ‘The Honky Tonk Angels’

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Penobscot Theatre Company will kick off its 41st season with “The Honky Tonk Angels,” Sept 4-21. This heartwarming musical features 30 classics from the Golden Age of Country, including “9-5,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Stand by Your Man.”

“The women who took those songs to the top of the charts became known by their first names alone,” said Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport. “Dolly, Loretta, Tanya — they set the standard, and here doing them justice and giving their hit songs new life are three powerhouse vocalists of our own: Laura, Heather and Brianne.”

Laura Hodos, Heather Libby, and Brianne Beck will play the Honky Tonk Angels, three women who meet on a bus bound for Nashville, chasing their dreams of country music stardom and finding friendship along way.

Director Michele Colvin is best known for her work with the Cumberland Country Playhouse in Crossville, Tenn., where she directed and choreographed for 20 years. Her Playhouse credits include regional premiers, award-winning productions, and successful student productions. Colvin is the recipient of the inaugural Taft Miller Award from The Western Stage in California for Women’s Excellence in Theatre. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s master’s program in choreographic theory and practice. 

All tickets are $10, available at the Penobscot Theatre Company Box Office. To purchase tickets or for more details, call the Box Office at 942-3333 or go online at penobscottheatre.org

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