Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: For $10 you get one ticket to The Doyle and Debbie Show (a $20 value) at The Station Inn on 12th Avenue South.
Deemed by The New York Times as "…a gloriously tacky send-up of a washed-up country duo," The Doyle and Debbie Show is a parody of country music's iconic twosomes, poking fun at their internal squabbling and the musical numbers that ensue. With a cast as well rounded as a billiard ball with a liberal arts degree, leading performers Bruce Arnston (Doyle) and Jenny Littleton (Debbie) have voices that sound like they were plucked out of a dusty transistor radio, and acting skills comparable to Broadway's mainstays. With side-splitting songs written and produced by Kirby Shelstad and Bruce Arnston, attendees can expect such lyrical hilarity as "I'm GOP to your DNC/That's NFL not PBS on my HDTV," from the song "ABC's of Love." With a well-built script, The Doyle and Debbie Show has garnered a cult following through its tremendous re-watch value, like a YouTube video of a baby koala sneezing and falling into a vat of flour.
Housing The Doyle and Debbie Show until mid-February, the Station Inn is a cozy venue that's earned the respect of music enthusiasts with the list of performers they schedule each month. "Don't be fooled by the bare-bones exterior, this is the best venue for bluegrass. Period," states actress Gwyneth Paltrow in her official blog GOOP. Pay a visit to this beating heart of bluegrass business and investigate celebrity judgment for yourself, all while enjoying a witty and warm-hearted country music parody.
The Doyle and Debbie show was featured on Hello Nashville and TripAdvisors give the show an average of five owl eyes. The Station Inn was featured in Gwyneth Paltrow's blog GOOP and Yelpers give the venue an average of 4.5 stars:
- They cram so much humor into every conversation and song you really have to be on your toes to catch it all. I'd love to go back just to laugh at the parts I missed! Both are excellent musicians, but it's the comedy you come for. – hfaulkner56, TripAdvisor
- You don’t have to love country music to appreciate the humor of The Doyle and Debbie Show...Visitors can expect a hilarious script and equally hilarious original songs sung by the duo. – Leah M. Caudle, Hello Nashville