July 28, 2017

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

Fans of Hank Williams and American roots music or those that just love intimate, finely produced off-Loop Chicago theater will want to snag a ticket to see “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” at the Greenhouse Theater Center before its September 28, 2014 closing.

Matt Brumlow captures the vocal and physical essence of Hank Williams with his real life wife, Cora Vander Broek playing Hank’s caterwauling stage spouse. Suzy Petri turns in a stellar performance as Williams’ overbearing “Mama.” “Tee Tot,” Hank’s African-American singing inspiration is played by a magnetic Byron Glenn Willis. Dana Black in a supporting role, shines as the waitress fan of Williams.
The live performances of Williams’ hits, music-directed by Malcolm Ruhl, are top-notch propelled by Michael Mahler’s impeccable guitar-playing, bassist Austin Cook, fiddler Greg Hirte and slide guitar player John Foley, all doubling as characters in the Drifting Cowboys back-up band. You might just find yourself clapping your hands and stamping your feet by show’s end.

The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 404-7336
http://greenhousetheater.org

Tickets have occasionally been available on Hot Tix or Goldstar.

Note: Free parking for Greenhouse Theater Center patrons is available at the former Children’s Memorial Hospital Garage, located at 2316 N. Lincoln, just south of Fullerton Ave. There is a street light that marks the open entrance to the garage.

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