Move over, Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ol’ laundromat into a bootscootin’ honky-tonk, exacting a touch of revenge against those that done ‘em wrong, and all while guaranteeing every customer a good, clean time! Take a ride to Nashville heaven in this new musical from Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes).
Featuring the music of Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Sugarland, Sara Evans, Dixie Chicks, Chely Wright, Dolly Parton, Pam Tillis, Jo Dee Messina, Gretchen Wilson, Terri Cark, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline!
Lana Mae and Katie are up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ boyfriends at the Wishy Washy Washateria. When these two country angels join forces, they turn their good ol’ Laundromat into a boot-scootin’-boogie honky-tonk, guaranteeing every customer a good, clean time. Take a ride to Nashville heaven, and get your shirts pressed on the way!
Act I shows our girls when they first meet in the Laundromat. By the end of the act, they’ve helped each other discover their true potential, and Katie has helped Lana Mae move toward her dream of being a country western singer.
Act II is the first performance in the newly-redecorated ‘Honky Tonk Laundry,’ and both girls assert themselves as incredibly strong and independent single women.
Honky Tonk Laundry full of classic Nashville fun
—Good Morning Today/TimeOut
Lana Mae Hopkins: Lana Mae runs the Wishy Washy Washateria. She’s been in a bad marriage for five years, but is oblivious to her husband’s philandering and cheating. Her thoughts regarding marriage and love are throwbacks to the fifties, as evidenced by her rendition of ‘Stand By Your Man.’ It is only when Katie helps show her the truth that she is able to break free of her old thoughts. She dresses brightly and uniquely, her hair is larger than normal, and she lives her life through colorful Southern colloquialisms. Cheerful, bighearted, a real diamond-in-the-rough. Mezzo-alto with strong belt.
Katie Lane Murphy: Katie finds a job working for Lana Mae in the laundry, and sets out to help Lana Mae break free from her husband. At the same time, Katie is struggling with her own obsession with her ex-boyfriend, who still figures prominently in her imaginary love life. KATIE is a bit more prim and proper than Lana Mae, with a touch of neurosis thrown in for good measure, and her accent is not nearly as strong. Katie learns from Lana Mae how to open up and face her fears, especially after the "pills kick in." Mezzo-Soprano with strong belt.
Setting: The entire play takes place inside the Wishy Washy Washateria in a small town in Tennessee, present day.
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Pick of the week! —Greater Milwaukee Today/Time Out
Critics' Choice! —Shepherd Express Metro
“Boot scootin’ “Honky Tonk” makes for a tasty southern treat” —OnMilwaukee.com
“Grab a hankie, then boogie down!” —Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
"Witty dialogue, old music presented in an exciting and fresh new way and talented performers creating an enjoyable evening — even for non-country music fans." —The Marquette Tribune
Materials: your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date and will include everything necessary for your production and can be ordered in Printed or Digital format. Printed Materials are provided on unbound three-hole punched loose-leaf paper while digital Materials are provided via email as downloadable PDF files for you to print in-house. All materials are yours to keep! No deposits, no returns.
The required materials for Honky Tonk Laundry include:
Production Scripts, Piano/Conductor Score, Vocal Scores
Orchestrations: Piano/Keyboards, Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Bass, Drums
Print Edition – Beautifully bound scripts available at wholesale costs to sell in your lobby!
Director's Script – Single-sided script with space for director’s notes.
Logo/PR Pack – Includes high-resolution artwork, ready-designed posters, reviews and pull quotes, and reference photos