The Grand Tour Returns To Bangor For A Tribute To The Highwaymen

The Grand Tour Returns To Bangor For A Tribute To The Highwaymen

Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to present The Grand Tour Plays The Highwaymen: A Tribute to Willie, Waylon, Johnny and Kris, February 23-25. Frequently referred to as "the Mount Rushmore of country music," The Highwaymen was American country music's first bona fide supergroup, an epic quartet of outlaw country's pioneering stars. Celebrating their impact is the same band the company engaged to pay toe-tapping tribute to George Jones in 2016: The Grand Tour, led by guitarist and vocalist Larry Tobias of New York City and featuring Andrew Crowe, who last graced the Bangor Opera House stage in Rock of Ages (2016) and previously starred in Duck Hunter Shoots Angel (2016) and Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash (2015).

"These legendary songs and stories are best shared and expressed in a large group setting, on large sound systems." said Tobias. "You can listen in your car or on your home stereo, but it doesn't have the same feel. The Highwaymen are a vital part of our cultural fabric. They deserve to be showcased on an historic stage like Penobscot Theatre Company's, and it's time to bring their songs back into the light."

Audiences can expect the hits they know and love from The Highwaymen and the four individual artists, including "Against the Wind" and "Ghost Riders in the Sky" (The Highwaymen); "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," "On the Road Again," and Whisky River" (Willie Nelson); "Folsom Prison Blues," "I Walk the Line," and "Boy Named Sue" (Johnny Cash); "Lukenbach Texas" and "Love of the Common People" (Waylon Jennings); and "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Sunday Morning Coming Down" (Kris Kristofferson).

Joining Tobias and Crowe in bringing this iconic music to life will be Mike Rosengarten (guitar and vocals), who has played on and off Broadway, on national and international tours, and on regional stages across the country; and Sam Sherwood (guitar/bass/vocals), whose musical theatre credits include Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Buddy Holly Story, Stand by Your Man, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Million Dollar Quartet,and more.

All performances of The Grand Tour Plays The Highwaymen are at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main Street, Bangor. Performance times are February 23, 8:00 pm; February 24, 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm; and February 25, 3:00 pm. Tickets are available online at www.penobscottheatre.org or through the box office at 131 Main Street, Bangor; (207) 942-3333. Prices are $33 for subscribers and $38 for the general public. Student tickets are $20. Subscribers may redeem their discount only in person or by phone.The Grand Tour Returns To Bangor For A Tribute To The Highwaymen


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