Musical theater combines two of the most fun activities in the world: singing and lying. Make believe with this GrouponLive deal.
- $14 for one ticket to There’ll Be No Sad Songs: The Last Concert of Hank Williams (up to $30 value)
- Where: Uptown Theater
- Seating: orchestra section, rows G–P
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Friday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 24, at 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
There’ll Be No Sad Songs: The Last Concert of Hank Williams
On December 16, 1952, over 300 fans squeezed into the Austin Skyline Club to watch Hank Williams sing his honky-tonk blues. Little did they know that this would be Hank's last show—the legend passed away only two weeks later at the age of 29. In a musical salute to the hillbilly troubadour, There’ll Be No Sad Songs: The Last Concert of Hank Williams whisks audiences back to that accidentally historic day. Performer Kevin Kratzke—recently seen as Buddy Holly in The Night the Music Died—captures the essence of Hank, from the Alabama twang to the aw-shucks posture, as the troubled singer struggles through the 22 minutes of his final set.
But before the first tear can hit the floorboards, the musical takes audiences inside Hank's fantasies, where he's playing the show he wants to play with full voice and joyous energy. It's here that the musical becomes a celebration of Hank's hits and country music itself, and the concert of country fan's dreams. The imaginary hoedown features special guest Patsy Cline, played by Cori Kidder, and celebrated yodeler Mikki Daniel, along with a special coda of patriotic songs to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.
Texas Family Musicals
Texas Family Musicals non-profit theater train is chugging along toward two goals: giving audiences a taste of culture and helping entertainers kick-start their careers. For the first goal, the ensemble stages musicals stuffed with tunes from Roy Orbison and Roy Rogers, as well as world premiere plays. For the second, Texas Family Musicals takes students and recent graduates under its wing. To date, more than 36 alumnae have made it all the way to Broadway, and more than 200 have joined national tours.