“Hank Williams: Lost Highway”
When American Blues Theater was casting “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” they were savvy (and darn lucky) enough not to settle for actors with a bit of musical talent (or musicians with some light acting chops) but managed to snag a cast full of double- (and in some cases, triple-) threats. Most notably, Matthew Brumlow captures the heart, soul and voice of Hank Williams throughout. And his band (consisting of impressively talented actor/musicians Austin Cook, Michael Mahler, Greg Hirte and John Foley) knocks each song out of the park, making this moving portrayal of the country legend feel like a tribute show with dramatic moments built around it.
American Blues Theater, (773)404-7336, americanbluestheater.com
Best of Chicago 2013