Flat Rock Playhouse to Host Classic Nashville Roadshow

Remember when June fell for Johnny, and Loretta was just a coal miner’s daughter? Well, Flat Rock Playhouse sure does, and the first Main Stage show of their 2017 season is reminiscent of just that.

To kick off the new year, the Playhouse will host nationally renown Jason Petty and Katie Deal in Classic Nashville Roadshow, a country tribute spectacular that features a live Nashville band, an authentic set, vintage costumes, classic Opry-style comedy and real country music.

From March 8-18, some of country music’s greatest hits like “Golden Ring”, “Louisiana Woman”, “Crazy”, “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, and “Mississippi Man” will play live on the Flat Rock Playhouse Main Stage, just as they did for many, many years on radio stations across the country. Known for displaying the poetic simplicity of a generation of country music legends that blazed the path for those to come, Petty and Deal of Classic Nashville Roadshow also mix in family-style humor and tell the tales behind country’s legendary songs and the singers who made them famous.

Hailing from Manchester, Tennessee, Petty has thrilled audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe with his voracious portrayal of country music legend, Hank Williams.  From the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, to his Obie Award-winning portrayal of Hank in the Off-Broadway Hank Williams’ Lost Highway, Petty has delighted audiences with his storytelling, classic country twangand down-home charm.

A Georgia native, Deal has traveled the nation wowing audiences with her authentic portrayal of the late country great, Patsy Cline.  After finding her voice as a country singer while working with a theatre company in Memphis, Tennessee, Deal has found success in numerous productions, including two sell-out national tours of A CloserWalk with Patsy Cline and her hit one-woman show, Katie Deal in Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline.She can also regularly be heard swinging with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, crooning the blues or belting it out in theatres across the country.

Flat Rock Playhouse will take audiences back to the roots of country music with this unique tribute experience.  Not to be confused with impersonation, Petty and Deal will honor the original artists by staying true to the heart behind the music.

Performances will be held Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m, matinées Wednesday, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available for ­$15 – $50 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-737-8008or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org. Flat Rock Playhouse is located at 2661 Greenville Hwy Flat Rock, NC 28731.

About Shelby Harrell

Shelby Harrell is the news editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for more than six years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.