Live from Nashville: Country Legends
You’ll have a boot-scooting good time as Live from Nashville: Country Legends, takes you on a 75-year tour of the best of country music, from its beginnings to its future legends. Direct from Music City, singers and dancers will entertain with fast-fingered fiddling, fancy footwork and fine vocals that bring to life the music of everyone from Patsy Cline and Hank Williams to George Jones, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, to Garth, Reba and Shania and the “youngsters”: Luke, Carrie and Blake.
Live from Nashville: Country Legends takes you on a chronological journey of the best of Nashville, with a fully-costumed and choreographed production that will keep your toes tapping, your adrenalin pumping and your memories coming fast and furiously. The show starts with a Welcome to Nashville, “Tennessee Saturday Night.” It moves through the Roots of Country, with songs like “Night Train to Memphis,” “Salty Dog,” and “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” and then comes to the Golden Age, with classics like “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Ring of Fire.”
Country Music Greats features songs you love, like “Hello Darlin,’” “Stand by Your Man,” and “Make the World Go Away,” and Country Goes National brings the songs the whole country listened to: “9 to 5,” “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “The Gambler.” Country Music is King features “Boot Scoot Boogie,” “Friends in Low Places,” “The Dance / I Hope You Dance” and “Meet in the Middle.” Cowboys Gonna Be Cowboys features “Who’s Your Daddy?” and “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” and Future Legends spotlights “Before he Cheats” and “The House That Built Me.” The show ends with a tribute to God and Country, “God Bless America” and “America, The Beautiful.”
The cast includes Candice Lively, originally from Tennessee. She spent many years in Pigeon Forge, TN, singing and dancing in theaters that included Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park, the Black Bear Jamboree and The Smoky Mountain Opry. She has appeared with Norwegian Cruise Lines and has toured the United States twice on national tours of Miracle on 34th Street and Ring of Fire.
Lisa Saint attended East Carolina University, where she received a BFA on musical theater performance. She spent eight months at the Black Bear Jamboree, worked for Carnival Cruise Lines and toured the globe performing.
Anthony Manning is also a native Tennessean who now lives in Nashville. He spent more than 15 years performing at theme parks and on cruise ships and most recently played Harold Arlen in the tour of The Wonderful Wizard of Song. He has been a background singer for artists such as Dolly Parton and Jimmy Fortune.
Chet Wollan spent years at Dollywood and most recently traveled the country in the national tours of Miracle on 34th Street and Ring of Fire. He will be sharing the stage with his wife, Candice Lively.
The performers and band have played to sold out audiences around the country. At the Westchester Broadway Theatre, audiences said that “The singers were so gifted, talented, personable and energetic, it was one of the best shows we’ve ever seen and we were sorry to see the show end!”
Two step over to The Lyric. You’ll have a country good time.