Celebrating the queen and king of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, the brand-new stage show Islands in the Stream is coming to Retford’s Majestic Theatre next week.
Stacked with million-selling country music hits like Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, I Will Always Love You, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, Coward of the County, Love is Like a Butterfly and Lady, theatregoers are invited to enjoy the awesome vocals and gentle humour of Dolly and Kenny’s legendary live spectaculars.
Michael Taylor, the show’s producer, said: This show is full of ‘bring-the-house-down’ performances.
“A superb score and supreme musicianship tell the story of the simple Smoky Mountains farm girl’s rise to country music’s biggest superstar.”
Underlining the cast’s dedication to mastering the sound of the original artistes, the performers and band have recorded an album of original songs in the style of Dolly Parton.
Islands in the Stream even features the lead track from the release, the song slotting in seamlessly between all the million-selling Dolly and Kenny favourites featured in the production’s hit-packed score.
The leading lady even wears custom-made exact replicas of Dolly Parton’s own outfits in the show.
Michael continued: “Dolly’s unmistakable phrasing is closely reproduced, bringing Miss Parton’s distinctive vocals and loveable personality to life.”
As seen on national TV, the evening’s Dolly is joined by a Stars in Their Eyes winner.
The night’s Kenny Rogers’ own solo show has been seen from Orkney to the Isle of Wight, Dubai to St Lucia and all points in between.
Highlights of his faithfully authentic depiction of the king of country are renditions of The Gambler, Lucille and Coward of the County.
Michael added:“Both leads revel in Dolly and Kenny’s famed warmth and humour, making Islands in the Stream a delightful evening of song and audience interaction.
“We advise you to leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and sail away to another world with this all-new thigh-slapping stage show blockbuster.”
The show is at the Majestic in Retford on Friday, March 4 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £21.50 on 01777 706866 www.majesticretford.com