Alhambra After Dark to present ‘Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes’


The life and musical legacy of country music superstar Hank Williams will be remembered Oct. 12-16, when Alhambra Theatre & Dining presents “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes.”

Presented as part of the Alhambra After Dark series, the show features Jason Petty performing his acclaimed portrayal of the legendary country singer/songwriter who wrote “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “I Saw the Light,” “I Can’t Help it if I’m Still in Love with You” and hundreds of other songs before his death in 1953 at the age of 29. Petty is the only actor to portray Williams in the off-Broadway musical, “Lost Highway,” for which he won an Obie Award and multiple other nominations for his performance.

“I played with Hank for many years and I was his best friend,” said Don Helms, a member of Williams’ band, The Drifting Cowboys. “No one in my time has come closer to Hank’s look, sound and natural charisma than Jason. He’s the best, hands down!”

As with all Alhambra productions, Executive Chef DeJuan Roy has created a menu designed to complement “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes.” The first course offers the option of warm potato corn chowder, or a summer mixed green salad with strawberries, oranges, sweet and spicy pecans and a walnut vinaigrette. The second course features a choice of prime rib, leeks and heirloom tomatoes, herbs, rice, stewed okra, twice baked potatoes and carrot flan; Aunt Mae’s fried chicken with buttermilk whipped mashed potatoes and lima beans; fettucine Bolognese with broccolini and a cheese crostini; or vegetable stromboli with a homemade marinara sauce. The dessert options include fall-spiced pumpkin pie or Southern-style carrot cake.

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