HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Mini-Review

Peter Oyloe is legendary singer-songwriter Hank Williams. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

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HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY presented by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park through Dec. 23. You can read the show description here.

Playhouse mounts an excellent production of HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY. It’s been quite some time since I’ve heard this much buzz from an audience at intermission.

HANK WILLIAMS features a strong ensemble with direction from Randal Myler, extremely-talented musicians, excellent set (Vicki Smith), beautiful costumes (Gordon DeVinney) and music (directed by Dan Whtteman) , with excellent sound quality (design by Timothy J. Ryan) throughout. Opening night, the performance had many patrons tapping their feet and clapping along to Williams’ hits.

Seventy-four year old Mississippi Charles Bevel is awe-inspiring as ever-present Tee-Tot. His experience and vocal talent brings an authenticity to the production that instantly resonates. Peter Oyloe in the title role brings many layers to his performance and does well in capturing Williams’ unique sound. Other favorites include Sally Mayes as Mama Lily and the hysterical rendition of “Happy Rovin’ Cowboy” by Stephen G. Anthony, Brian Gunter and H. Drew Perkins. The vaudeville-esque number brought back some fond childhood memories of “Hee Haw” with the family on a Saturday night.

If you have enjoyed past productions such as ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, you’ll have a great experience.

The cast. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

Click here for a complete list of show times, articles and other reviews for HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY.

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  1. Loved the show! Everyone was great. This is the kind of show that just makes you happy.

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