Town House hosts the mu­sic of Dolly and Kenny

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Shirley Bar­tynek

Cel­e­brat­ing the queen and king of coun­try, Dolly Par­ton and Kenny Rogers, a brand-new stage show called Is­lands in the Stream is com­ing to Hamil­ton.

The Dolly Par­ton and Kenny Rogers Story will be stacked with coun­try mu­sic hits like Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lu­cille, I Will Al­ways Love You, Here You Come Again, The Gam­bler, Coward of the County, Love is Like a But­ter­fly and Lady.

Theatre go­ers are in­vited to en­joy the awe­some vo­cals and gen­tle hu­mour of Dolly and Kenny’s leg­endary live spec­tac­u­lars, says show pro­ducer Michael Tay­lor.

“Bring-the-house-down per­for­mances, a su­perb score and supreme mu­si­cian­ship tell the story of the sim­ple Smoky Moun­tains farm girl’s rise to coun­try mu­sic’s big­gest su­per­star,” said Michael.

Un­der­lin­ing the cast’s ded­i­ca­tion to mas­ter­ing the sound of the orig­i­nal artists, the per­form­ers and band have recorded an al­bum of orig­i­nal songs in the style of Dolly Par­ton.

Is­lands in the Stream even fea­tures the lead track from the re­lease, the song slot­ting in seam­lessly be­tween all the mil­lion-sell­ing Dolly and Kenny favourites fea­tured in the pro­duc­tion’s hit-packed score.

The per­for­mance is quite lit­er­ally tightly stitched to­gether – three of the out­fits worn by the night’s fe­male lead are ex­act replicas of Dolly’s iconic out­fits, cus­tom-made for the show.

“The star of the show is a master of stage craft,” says Michael.

“Dolly’s un­mis­tak­able phras­ing is closely re­pro­duced, bring­ing Miss Par­ton’s dis­tinc­tive vo­cals and love­able per­son­al­ity to life.”

As seen on na­tional TV, the evening’s Dolly is joined by a Stars in Their Eyes win­ner. The night’s Kenny Rogers’ own solo show has been seen from Orkney to the Isle of Wight, Dubai to St Lu­cia and all points in be­tween.

High­lights of his faith­fully au­then­tic de­pic­tion of the king of coun­try are ren­di­tions of The Gam­bler, Lu­cille and Coward of the County.

“Both leads revel in Dolly and Kenny’s famed warmth and hu­mour,” says Michael, “mak­ing Is­lands in the Stream a de­light­ful evening of song and au­di­ence in­ter­ac­tion.”

The show’s pub­lic­ity ad­vises the­atre­go­ers to “leave your 9 to 5 wor­ries at the door. . . and sail away to an­other world. . . with the all-new thigh-slap­ping stage show block­buster of 2015”. The show will be per­formed at the Town House on Novem­ber 14, with tick­ets cost­ing £22 and £20 con­ces­sion.

Is­lands in the Stream Hamil­ton Town House

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