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HONKY TONK ANGELS
Carousel Dinner Theatre, OH

  • Singin’

    “Go ahead. Say it: dinner theater. …OK, now throw it out. It's absolutely nothing like Akron's Carousel Dinner Theatre. A Saturday night performance of Honky Tonk Angels at the cavernous facility turned into one of the most enjoyable theater evenings I've had in a long, long time.”


    “…but it's when the trio slips into country's delicious three-part harmonies that the show sparkles, and director Gary John La Rosa seems to know it: He blocks the show just about flawlessly, treating onstage movement as a physical extension of those harmonies.”


    “Were it not for the quality of the actresses' performances and voices, the songs themselves would merit top billing. The 29 songs range from Loretta Lynn's ‘Coal Miner's Daughter’ to the traditional ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken?’ Maybe the circle is unbroken, but the cycle has been broken. At least as far as dinner theater stereotypes go.”

    Chuck Yarborough
    Plain Dealer Reporter
  • The Honky Tonk Angels

    “We may have been cold when we entered the building but it sure didn’t take long to loosen up and chill out! Palmer and Slaught have been presenting productions that are absolutely top-notch.”


    “There are 3 females accompanied by a five-member band who carry this entire show and they are outstanding"


    “…and the music makes for a toe-stomping, hand clapping good time.”


    “…she just loved this show. We all highly recommend this production.”

    Jackie Vaughn 
    The Hartville News
  • Angels a foot-stomping good time

    “The Honky Tonk Angels leaves little to the imagination about what the latest production at the Carousel Dinner Theatre is, but it doesn’t allude to what a fantastic and fun show it is.”


    “This was a fast-paced show and before I knew it, it was intermission.”


    “This is a must-see production full of fun, but at the same time, strikes a chord of reality in life and the dreams that are “put on hold.”

    Deborah Guziak
    Record-Courier
  • Successful Honky Tonk Angels

    “I liked the Patsy Cline show, but I like this one even better.”


    “Their talent is outstanding, costumes and wigs are stunning, and scenery is simple but effective.”


    “If you like country music, don’t miss this show. If you don’t like country music, this well-done tale may change your mind.”

    Ruth Kotila
    Hometown Entertainment
  • Carousel Musical Celebrates Country

    “…a fun frolic through some of country music's finest chart hits and celebrated standards.”


    “Director Gary John La Rosa said it was tough finding New York actresses who could handle this challenging score. He has succeeded admirably with Trudi Posey, Elizabeth Stanley and Barbara Helms, whose gorgeous three-part harmonies give you the chills.”


    “We're in for a treat when we first see these three primping and singing into their hair brushes at their respective homes/offices. All three need to break out of their current lifestyle to pursue their dreams.”

    Kerry Clawson
    Akron Beacon Journal