Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical Will Make Its World Premiere in the Fall; Gary Griffin Will Direct

News   Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical Will Make Its World Premiere in the Fall; Gary Griffin Will Direct
Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, a production featuring country music songs inspired by the CBS TV series, will receive its world premiere at the Dallas Theater Center.

Performances of Moonshine, which features a book by Robert Horn and a score by Grammy nominee Brandy Clark and Grammy winner Shane McAnally, will begin Sept. 2 and continue through Oct. 11. Gary Griffin will direct.

Here's how the production is billed: "Hilarious and downright irreverent, Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical distills the spirit of an iconic television series and bottles it into an original musical comedy. Set in present day Kornfield Kounty, this highly anticipated show introduces a new generation of irresistible characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl, who heads out to follow her dreams in the big city of... Tampa. When she returns home to introduce her slick city-boy beau to her friends and family, everything goes haywire!"

"We both grew up watching 'Hee Haw,' so it's thrilling that we get to make our musical theater writing debut using source material that really shaped and defined so much in terms of the history of country music," Clark and McAnally said in a statement. "We're loving the collaborative process of writing for the theater too, and can't wait to get the show in front of audiences!"

Additional information, including the cast, will be announced at a later date.

Moonshine will feature choreography by Denis Jones; musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award winner Stephen Oremus; scenic design by John Lee Beatty; and costume design by Mara Blumenfeld. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting. Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical will be produced by Opry Entertainment and Fox Theatricals, in conjunction with Dallas Theater Center.

The Dallas Theatre Center season will also include Clarkston by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Samuel D. Hunter; and Deferred Action by Dallas playwrights David Lozano and Lee Trull.

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