Hank Williams: Lost Highway
Presented by: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
Don’t miss the spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned alongside Armstrong, Ellington, Presley and Dylan as one of the great innovators of American popular music. Lost Highway is an honest and mesmerizing portrait of the drifting cowboy from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride, to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry, to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to over twenty of Williams’ best-loved songs like “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Move it on Over” and “Hey, Good Lookin’.” If you liked The Buddy Holly Story, you’ll love Lost Highway!
“A heartfelt country-western winner.”
- Asheville Citizen-Times
“‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway’ is soulful, heartfelt”
- Spartanburg Herald Journal
|Gwendolyn F. Jones||Mama Lilly|
|Renée Marie Heffel||Stage Manager|
|Lindsey A. Moss||Assistant Stage Manager|
|Andrea Jess Berkey||Assistant Stage Manager|
|Stephen Terry||Lighting Designer|
|Kimberlee E. Winters||Associate LD/Production Electrician|
|Ashli Arnold||Co-Costume Designer|
|Leeanne Deaver||Co-Costume Designer|
|Dennis Maulden||Scenic Designer|
|Chris Mueller||Asst Scenic Designer|
|Nick Kourtides||Sound Designer|
|Allen Sanders||Sound Engineer/Mixer|
|Marc W. Fisher III||Assistant Sound Engineer|
|Paul Feraldi||Properties Master|
|Lora McIntosh||Assistant Properties Master|
|Adam Goodrum||Technical Director|
|Mayes Hopkins||Asst. Technical Director|
|Beth Aderhold||Scenic Charge|
|Samantha Yaeger||Assistant Scenic Charge|
Every five years or so, the press that covers the American music industry engages in a sort of ritualistic hyperbole, bestowing icon status on the most popular artist of the past few years. The reality is that true icons of American music can probably be counted on one hand. That status should be reserved for those few artists whose unique abilities immediately changed the musical landscape for every artist that followed them. By that and virtually any other conceivable definition, Hank Williams is a true icon of American music.
Understanding what it was about Hank that captured the interest of post-war America is less about what he sang and more about how he sang it. Williams was at heart a storyteller who expressed his narrative through a sound that seemed to emanate from so deep in his soul that his audience had no choice but to listen. It wasn’t always the most polished sound… but perhaps that’s why it spoke to so many. It was real, it was imperfect, and it carried all of the emotional pain of a simple man from a simple place who suddenly found himself living a complicated life in the spotlight of fame and expectation.
Our production is not about relating Hank’s life story in an hour and fifty-five minutes. Instead, It is about providing our audience with a brief window into the soul of a young man from Butler County, Alabama who brought Americans from every walk of life together around the radio and made them never want to leave.
October 2 - November 3
Discounts available for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students and groups