Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical Will Have World Premiere at Dallas Theater Center This Fall
Rick Miramontez / Molly Barnett/ Chelsea Nachman
FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 5, 2015 AT 4:00 PM EST
“ M O O N S H I N E:
THAT HEE HAW MUSICAL”
WILL HAVE WORLD PREMIERE
AT DALLAS THEATER CENTER
ORIGINAL MUSICAL COMEDY
FROM AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITERS
BRANDY CLARK & SHANE McANALLY
FEATURES BOOK BY ROBERT HORN
DIRECTION BY GARY GRIFFIN
CHOREOGRAPHY BY DENIS JONES
PERFORMANCES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
New York, NY (February 5, 2015) – Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, a new musical comedy lovingly (and loosely) inspired by the classic TV series, will get the Broadway treatment when it has its eagerly awaited World Premiere this fall at Dallas Theater Center. The musical, which had a much-buzzed-about industry reading in September, features a score by multi-Award winning artists Brandy Clark (a 2015 Grammy Award nominee for Best New Artist) and Shane McAnally, two of country music’s hottest new singer/songwriters. With a book by Robert Horn, direction by Gary Griffin and choreography by Denis Jones and musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus, Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical begins performances at Dallas Center Theatre on September 2, 2015, where it runs through October 11, 2015.
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,” composers Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally commented. “We’re loving the collaborative process of writing for the theater too, and can’t wait to get the show in front of audiences!”
Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical will be produced by Opry Entertainment (Steve Buchanan, Sally Williams) and Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson), in conjunction with Dallas Theater Center. The design includes Tony Award-winner John Lee Beatty (Scenic Design), Mara Blumenfeld (Costume Design) and Tara Rubin (Casting). Nina Lannan serves as Executive Producer.
Subscriptions for the complete Dallas Theater Center season (including Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical) go on sale February 9, 2015 and will be available starting at $126. Subscriptions can be purchased online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by calling the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box Office at (214) 880-0202. Additional information, including how to purchase single tickets and casting information, will be announced at a later date.