George Jones and Tammy Wynette Music fills Springer’s McClure Theatre

Apr 13, 2015

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Scooter MacMillan, marketing director
Springer Opera House
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George Jones and Tammy Wynette Music fills Springer’s McClure Theatre

 

Columbus, GA--4.13.2015:  “Why, Baby, Why: The Music of George Jones and Tammy Wynette” just continues to go, baby, go.

This rhinestone-and-denim concert show was created by Paul Pierce, Debbie Anderson and Steve Valentini in 2008 and it was such as hit that it was held over for an extra weekend.

Since then, said Pierce, the Springer’s artistic director who is directing this show, so many people have asked him when the State Theatre of Georgia would do it again. “People just love this music. You may think that you don’t like country music, but this show will convert you to a fan.”

Jones’ fans enjoy all kinds of music, not just country. Count among his fans Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Burt Reynolds, B.B. King, James Taylor, the Staples Singers and Linda Ronstadt. And with his passing recently (April 26, 2013) his legacy has continued to grow.

Jones and Wynette were country music royalty with 30 No. 1 hits (and nine marriages) between them. “Why, Baby, Why: The Music of George Jones and Tammy Wynette” includes “Stand By Your Man,” “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” “The Grand Tour,” “Golden Ring,” “The Window Up Above,” “The One I Loved Back Then,” “White Lightnin’” and of course "Why, Baby, Why.” More than 40 songs will be performed along with stories that illustrate how their volatile and passionate lives influenced their music.

Steve Valentini and Debbie Anderson reprise the roles they created for the 2008 show. Seven of the original 11 performers from the 2008 production return for this show.

Valentini has performed in many Springer shows but has also performed in regional, dinner and cabaret theatres around the United States. Anderson is also a veteran Springer performer who has sung on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. She grew up in a musical family and her parents were gospel singers who are in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

“Why, Baby, Why” runs for just two weekends in the McClure Theatre, the Springer’s second stage which is right behind the main theatre on 1st Avenue. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays (April 16-18 and April 23-25) and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19.

For tickets or more information: springeroperahouse.org or 706-327-3688.

 

 

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