Playhouse’s Wichita Lineman a musical buffet of country hits

The Playhouse is gearing up for the April debut of its popular, live, spring country concert. 

This season audiences will be treated to Wichita Lineman starring Playhouse favourite, singer and fiddler Aaron Solomon and co-starring another popular Playhouse singing sensation, Leisa Way, both seen in the past hit concerts Country Jukebox, Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton

The concert highlights the music of Glen Campbell, but that’s just the beginning of a musical buffet. 

Like all of its past country concerts, this show will offer audiences a whole lot more, featuring a variety of hit songs from many of their favourite country legends. 

“The interesting thing about Aaron Solomon and Glen Campbell is that Campbell (like Aaron) also had the facility to sound just like the stars whose songs he was singing,” remarked Playhouse artistic director Donnie Bowes. “And because Campbell worked with so many popular artists, audiences are going to enjoy a really great mix of music from a whole variety of singers as well.”

Solomon and Leisa Way, together with the five piece Wayward Wind Band, will light up the stage and keep folks’ feet tapping throughout a show which is full of fantastic, varied music. 

The list of great artists and their music which will be featured in  the 2013 spring show goes on and on. From Glen Campbell, enjoy the hits Rhinestone Cowboy, Gentle on My Mind, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Galveston, Southern Nights, Try a Little Kindness and It’s Only Make Believe.

Then sit back and take in a great five song Beach Boys medley, featuring memorable tunes like Surfin’ USA and Help Me Rhonda. 

Look for a Bobbie Gentry medley as well as hits like All I Have to Do is Dream by the Everly Brothers. Memorable Tanya Tucker numbers, Bobby Darin’s Dream Lover, the classic Paul McCartney song, Mull of Kintyre, and Roger Miller’s comic hits Dang Me and King of The Road will guarantee a spring production at the Playhouse full of entertainment.  

“And that’s just some of the variety of hits in the first half of the show,” added Bowes. “The second act is loaded with tons more and will also showcase Aaron’s famous fiddle and guitar talents, talents that our audiences have come to enjoy.”

Solomon brings to life Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison. He will also join Way in a great Anne Murray medley which features well loved hits like Snowbird, the Bob Dylan tune, Ain’t No Use in Wonderin’ Why, and Babe, among many others.  

Solomon and guitarist Kim Ratcliffe will definitely amaze audiences when they showcase their dueling-guitar version of The William Tell Overture. 

Playhouse visitors are invited to enjoy this outstanding, exciting new production, as some of country’s most talented musical artists hit the stage for a rousing kick-off to the 2013 Season. 

Wichita Lineman, starring Aaron Solomon, co-starring  Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band, opens at Upper Canada Playhouse on April 23 and runs through May 5. There are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows. 

Rates for seniors and for groups of 10 or more are also available for this show. For tickets contact 1-613-543-3713/1-877-550-3650 or www.uppercanadaplayhouse.com. 

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