OPENING NIGHT ONLY
March 24, 2011
“Boots and Bubbles” at Pizitz Home and Cottage at 6:00 pm, for some pre-show fun with our season sponsor and complimentary Champagne provided by Emerald Coast Wine and Spirits!
After the show, we will keep the fun going with a Honky Tonk Angels after party at Great Southern Cafe with complimentary appetizers and cash bar.
DeJa Vu presents Honky Tonk Angels
By Ted Swindely
March 24-April 16 at 7:30 p.m. $30
Tickets Are On-Sale Now!
Three outstanding performers star in a show that is sure to become as beloved as last year’s Rep production of Always….Patsy Cline. Key West and Santa Rosa Beach legend Redd Vizard, Nashville singer/songwriter Anna Garrott, and local favorite Anne Marie Carroll take the stage as three good ole’ gals facing a crossroads in life. At a Greyhound bus station, they decide to join forces as each heads to Nashville in search of dreams of country music stardom. The Bodacious Bobcats Band featuring Billy Garrett, Jim Garrett, Dick Reinlie and Lisa Steeno, returns to the Rep stage in this musical that features the hits Stand By Your Man, 9 to 5, Coal Miner’s Daughter, and I Will Always Love You. “You’ll have to step on your toes to keep them from tappin,” exclaimed the Asheville Times-News.
Redd Vizard (Angela) is relatively new to the area, having moved here with her husband, Paul Vizard (30atelevision), a little over four years ago. She entertains in several places in Santa Rosa Beach and Sandestin. Redd is most widely known for her cabaret style shows at Sally’s Backside in Blue Mountain Beach during which she sings and bartends at the same time! Redd performed with the Gilbert and Sullivan Community Theatre in Tucson, AZ. She also lends her talents to many fundraising events here and in Key West. Redd released her first professional CD titled, “Redd…Discovered at Last!”, to great reviews in the jazz industry and won a Grindie Award for best new artist.
Anna Garrott (Darlene) is making her debut at the Seaside Rep Theatre, Born and raised in the small town of Troy, AL, Anna graduated with a marketing degree from Troy University. After graduation, Anna took her dream of becoming a professional musician on the road to Music City, USA where she was signed as a singer/songwriter to Blue Steel Records. During her stay in Nashville, Anna had a single debut on the Top 40 County charts and toured the country opening for various artists such as Randy Travis, Joe Nichols, Luke Bryan, and Lady Antebellum. Having recently relocated to Santa Rosa Beach area, Anna is currently the public relations director of the women’s clothing line, Judith March.
Anne Marie Carroll (Sue Ellen), a Midwestern girl, she grew up in Wichita, Kansas where she beganacting and singing at a young age. After studying theatre in Kansas City and Lincoln, Nebraska, she received her BFA in Theatre Arts and Performance. Over the past few years she has worked professionally with The Know Theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and in the Seaside Rep productions Beauty and the Beast, Fuddy Meers, The Homecoming, Speed the Plow, and more. In addition to being an acting ensemble member, Anne Marie is the Director of the Rep’s Intern Program and serves as the Rep Company Manager.
Brook Stetler (director/artistic director) is pleased to be opening his second season as artistic director with the Rep. Born and raised in Kansas, Brook graduated with a BFA in Theatre Arts from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He has since worked with The Old Creamery, Know Theatre, New Stage Collective, and The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Some of his favorite past projects include Fool for Love, Macbeth, The Homecoming, Rhinoceros, The Santaland Diaries, and The Tempst.
Written by Ted Swindley, Honky Tonk Angels features costumes by Anne Marie Carroll, set design by Brook Stetler and lights by Herman Montero. Drew Brown is stage managing and providing sound design with Sherry Paris providing music direction.
Honky Tonk Angels plays on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. Discounts are available for members of the Rep, groups of six or more, and military with ID. Students with ID, may purchase a limited amount of rush tickets at half price, 30 minutes prior to any curtain for cash only. Tickets may be purchased online at www.SeasideRep.org, in person at Amavida Coffee in Seaside and Rosemary, or by calling (850) 231-0733.