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Book by Robert Horn • Music and Lyrics by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally
Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus
Choreographed by Denis Jones  Directed by Gary Griffin
 

Hilarious and downright irreverent, MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical distills the spirit of an iconic television series and bottles it into an original musical comedy! Set in present-day Kornfield Kounty, this highly anticipated show introduces a new generation of irresistible characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl who heads out to follow her dreams in the big city… of Tampa. When she returns home to introduce her slick city-boy beau to her friends and family, everything goes haywire! Featuring an original score by Grammy® Best New Artist nominee Brandy Clark and Grammy® Award winning songwriter/producer Shane McAnally (two of today’s most critically acclaimed country music singer / songwriters), a book by Robert Horn, direction by Gary Griffin, choreography by Denis Jones and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Tony® and Grammy® Award winner Stephen Oremus, MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical gets the Broadway treatment when it has its eagerly awaited world premiere this fall at DTC. Contains sexual humor and innuendo, political / social satire, and mild language. Shows, dates, times, prices, venues, and cast members subject to change.


 

 
Take an extra shot of the show home with you!
Hats, shirts, 
Hee Haw DVDs, mugs, shot glasses
and Brandy Clark's 
12 Stories, all available for
purchase in the Kornfield Kounty General Store.

 

 

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CAST
Designers
Scenic Designer John Lee Beatty
Costume Designer Mara Blumenfeld
Lighting Designer Philip S. Rosenberg
Sound Designer John Shivers
Wig Designer David Bova
Animal Trainer William Berloni
Music Direction & Additional Arrangements Dominick Amendum
Associate Director Jess McLeod
Associate Choreographer Barry Busby
Stage Manager Timothy R. Semon
Production Manager Barb Hicks
New York Casting Tara Rubin Casting Eric Woodall, CSA
Casting Travis Ballenger
Director of New Play Development Lee Trull
Musicians
Music Director / Conductor Dominick Amendum
Associate Music Director / Associate Conductor Vonda K. Bowling
Drums / Percussion Steve Bartosik
Guitar 1 Bobby Baxmeyer
Fiddle Dale Morris Jr.
Guitar 2 Joe Lee
Upright Bass Peggy Honea
Music Contractor Elaine Davidson
Music Preparation Zach Redler
Music Intern Drew Zaremba
Keyboard Programmer Randy Cohen
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COMMENTS
David | 10-12-15

What a fantastic show! The one-liners were coming so fast I couldn't catch them all! The jokes were funny, the delivery spot on, the songs were funny and well-played. The story was well written. I wanted to go back and see it again. Cheers to everyone for an excellent experience!
Jeff Heald and Michael Zerbach | 09-30-15

Seldom do you see 'brilliant' and 'Hee Haw' in the same sentence, but the DTC production on 'Moonshine the Musical' is a brilliant tribute to that iconic TV show, filled with toe-tapping and moving music, and perfectly played by a cast that never insults itself or it's audience.
B. Smith | 09-28-15

I wanted to say thank you to the Dallas Theater Center for producing the light-hearted and fun musical - Moonshine. As a long time season subscriber to DTC, I like the inclusion of musicals and lighter productions to help round out each season's shows series. Please continue to do this and let the Dallas-area audiences be a part of launching new shows or re-imagining older show.
T Johnson | 09-28-15

What a great evening! My wife and I are still laughing and singing the songs as we remember them. We are looking forward to the CD when it comes out. After BROADWAY.
Megan | 09-26-15

absolutely INCREDIBLE!! What a treat. Loved every minute of this show. Great script, great music and dancing. Funny, smart. Entertaining from beginning to end. LOVED LOVED this show.
Marriah Franklin | 09-22-15

Best show! Best singing! Best band! Best Actors!! I've been telling the jokes to all my friends, and telling them they got to go see it! BTW, I love me some Jr.Jr.!!! Great job! I cant say that enough!!
Jim | 09-21-15

My wife and I went to Moonshine last night and it was wonderful. Witty, cute songs, great dancing, and funny dialogue made for a wonderful evening. Highly recommended!!!
T Vanderbilt | 09-20-15

What a wonderful, pure entertainment musical! We go to NYC yearly to see musicals and this is right up there with the best of the best. The jokes keep you laughing, the songs delight and the choreography is toe-tapping great! Hope to see it in NYC! Congrats to all involved.
Maria | 09-20-15

Funny, lively, great music, fabulous dancing, awesome sets and the audience loved it. So many funny quick one liners I could hardly keep up. My entire row was laughing heartily. A must see!
Ross Raymond | 09-20-15

I have gone to Broadway musicals for many years and seen most of them. This production is without a doubt the best one I have ever had the pleasure to seeing, and listening to from the first lines to the final curtain. Honestly I did not know what to expect, but I did not anticipate laughing for two hours. Don't misunderstand is was not a last comic standing event, it is a well written, witty and of course funny song and dance presentation with a thoughtful story line. If you only see one thing this year and next, this should be it. You won't be disappointed. It is well written, witty, and presents with a high energy level which runs from opening curtain through the last musical note played. The dance numbers are great!!
Silas Dufrene | 09-18-15

Just saw the show tonight. I knew nothing about the show in advance and simply booked just to go see something. It was fantastic! I enjoyed every minute. The actors were amazing and the production quality was ready for Broadway. The actor Ken Clark did an amazing job and his singing voice was stellar. Amazing show and I plan to see it again soon! LOVED IT!
Ruth Vera | 09-13-15

Just finished watching this show and was blown away with how exceptionally funny, smart, poignant and love the way this show plays and homage to Hee-Haw, but it definitely is not your "Grandma's Hee-Haw" Loved it, loved it, loved it and will be coming back to watch it again!!! Straw hats off to the song writers, screenplay writer, director and stars! Wonderful show!
Jane Hook | 09-08-15

Fine, fine show! Best since Cabaret! I am not even a fan of "country" and I loved it! Excellent sets and costumes and lighting! And actors!!! Direction and choreography "top drawer" and music/lyrics clever and sweet! Thank you all for a superb job! Here's to Broadway! Long may "Moonshine" wave!
James Walker | 09-08-15

If youre over 40, or you love country music, chances are youve heard of the classic TV show Hee Haw. Now, a new musical debuting in Dallas is paying homage to the show that ran for more than two decades, first for two years on CBS, then another twenty in syndication. Moonshine, That Hee Haw musical is based on the book of the same name by Robert Horn, working with acclaimed country stars Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. The production at the Dallas Theater Center features a collection of big names from Broadway, as well as Justin Guarini, runner-up on the first season of American Idol. The characters are not identical to what you may remember from the show, but the script, music, dancing and ample comedy do capture the spirit and essence of the country charm and a bit of naughtiness of the original TV production. Rose Hemingway plays Misty Mae, a young woman who leaves Kornfield County for the big city of Tampa. After a few months as a TV meteorologist, she meets Gordy (Justin Guarini), a pawn shop con man. Gordy wants Misty Mae to marry him so hell own the home she grew up in- the home he believes is sitting on minerals worth thousands. When the two travel back to the country, big laughs ensue over the dynamics between this city slicker and the down home country folk. Ken Clark plays the handsome Bucky Jr. who was Misty Maes love interest before she left for the big city. The two still love each other, but both are stubborn. Add Gordy and the attraction of the big city, and Misty Mae has a lot to think about. The humor isnt high brow, but if you allow yourself to go there and enjoy it, the jokes are incredibly funny. Kevin Cahoon as Jr. Jr. is especially funny. Every time someone asks what do you think? he breaks into what is always a trio of jokes. I think people in China wonder what to call their good dishes. I think driveways are for parking. And I think Misty Mae is in deep trouble with this city slicker. There is considerable sexual innuendo as well. Lots of funny references to male and female endowment. And even some suggestion that the boys and girls of Kornfield County have explored the same sex once or twice. Ryah Nixon, as "Lulu" is the buxom beauty shop owner who is full of funny advice about men, yet cant land one of her own. Several of her songs are so funny theyll leave you in tears. The music is fantastic and it isnt all country. There are a variety of genres- even a rap included. The lyrics are relevant and creative, moving the story along rather than just filling a gap. There is considerable dancing by what is a very attractive ensemble. Not to be missed is the incredibly sexy Rowdy (Adam Perry). He appears throughout most of the production in a tank top and overalls displaying his chest and arms quite well. The production is narrated by two mountaineers, Aaron Ramey and Rob Morrison, appropriately called Mountaineer #1 and Mountaineer #2. Their comedy and timing is perfect. Never too much or too little. The sets will remind you of Hee Haw. There is a general store, a beauty shop, Grandpas house, the haystack and of course, plenty of cornfield. You can see lots of rich detail in each display, yet the venues are very functional and well used by the actors throughout the production. There are also surprises. The musical has a happy ending, but you dont arrive there as you might have expected. The resolution is refreshing and reminds of us of the values we all should still have- values some would consider old-fashioned. From its comedy, to its music, to its dancing, Moonshine is an intoxicating treat not to be missed. Moonshine runs through October 11th at the Dallas Theater Center (http://www.dallastheatercenter.org/)
Conni | 09-05-15

We saw the show last night (Fri 9/4). We had no idea what to expect, and were hoping for at least "It was okay". What we experienced instead was "That was fantastic!". It is still in previews so it is a little longer than usual, but we were so captivated from the first moment that the time passed in a flash. The cast is wonderful, every voice is a joy to listen to and the characters are very real. The laugh out loud lines come fast and furious, there are clever entendres, a few good groaners and a lot of smart humor. The musical numbers are each and every one delicious in every way, for eyes and ears and spirit. I wish there was already a CD available. I expect this musical is going to go far, and it is such a treat to be among the first to see it and tell others: DO NOT MISS THIS!
Gordon Markley | 09-04-15

The song by the Grandfather is worth the entire show! I would buy the original cast recording just for that. What an hilarious show! It brings back memories of watching Hee-Haw when I was a kid, but I would never admit that I watched that show. Now, I'm coming out as someone who appreciates "KORNY HUMOR!" Go See the show ... You will love it, too.
NEWS

Live Design

Masque Sound Brews Up Good Time At Premiere of MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical

The Tennesseean

MOONSHINE bottles joy of Hee Haw

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A presentation of the Kimberley and Scott Sheffield Musical Theater Series

MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical is a recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award