The classic songs of country music icons will be center stage as vocalists KELLI CRAMER and SARALYNN EVENSON star in a cabaret titled THE QUEENS OF COUNTRY, June 14-17, 2018 in the SideNotes Cabaret at Sunset Playhouse. The show will trace the careers of several popular female singers who have risen from their humble beginnings to the heights of international stardom. Written and directed by Becky Spice, THE QUEENS OF COUNTRY will feature some of the greatest hits by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Kitty Wells.
Audiences throughout the Midwest are familiar with KELLI CRAMER from her portrayals of Patsy Cline at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Waukesha Civic Theatre, and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center. For her performance of the title role in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at the Oakbrook Drury Lane Theatre, Cramer received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress. SARALYNN EVENSON recently appeared with Skylight Music Theatre in ZOMBIES FROM THE BEYOND! and is known to Sunset audiences from her appearances in the Musical MainStage concerts and its recent production of SHE LOVES ME. Evenson spent many years appearing in New York jazz clubs and regional theatres.
Music direction and accompaniment will be provided by LINDA NOEL HALVERSON, who served in that capacity for Sunset’s recent production of ANYTHING GOES. Other Playhouse credits include GODSPELL and THE FANTASTICKS. Halverson will be joined by Sunset favorites CASEY OLSON on guitar and JIM RYAN on drums. Both Olson and Ryan have been featured in SideNotes Cabarets and Musical MainStage concerts, and often appear with other groups in clubs and venues throughout the greater Milwaukee area.
Performances of THE QUEENS OF COUNTRY are Thursday, June 14th through Saturday, June 16th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 17th at 3:00 p.m. Call 262-782-4430 or click HERE for tickets