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Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard

rto logoThayer, Mo. — We hope you will be able to find your favorite Merle Haggard song Saturday night, May 7, when Repertory Theater of the Ozarks (RTO) performs its “Tribute to Merle Haggard” here at 7 p.m. at the Fun and Friends Center downtown.
Some of the songs in the play list include “Hungry Eyes.” “Sing Me Back Home,” “I Wish I was Thirty Again,” “It’s All Going to Pot,” “Mama Tried,” “Lonesome Fugitive,” Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star,” “Silver Wings” and many others.
Opening the show is Branson and Oklahoma casino singer Randy Johnson of West Plains who will give us “Working Man Blues,” “Ramblin’ Fever,” and “Today I Started Lovin’ You Again,” among others.
RTO stars J.W. Brewer of Thayer, Mariann Hyslop of West Plains, Phyllis Simpson of Mammoth Spring, Vera Martin of Thayer, Dennis Hobbs of Thayer and Allison Carter of Thayer will be in the show.
Singer guitarist J.W. Brewer will kick off with “Kern River” and do the infamous “Okie From Muskogee,” and tell us about the “Farmer’s Daughter.” Mariann will give us his Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star” and “Silver Wings.” Vera will do “Hungry Eyes,” “Daddy Frank” and “Ole Man From the Mountain.”
This should be a great tribute to Merle, who had been scheduled to do shows with Willie Nelson in nearby Springfield, Mo., and Cape Girardeau, Mo., just after he died.
The show will include free pies, cake and beverage with the ticket.
Adult admission is $7. Kids 5 years of age through 12 are $5. Under 5 are free of charge.
Sponsors of the show are: Forschler’s True Value, Thayer; Riverview Motel, Mammoth Spring; Thayer Decorating Center; Harps Grocery Store, Thayer; and Hillbilly Cellular, Alton.
Repertory Theater of the Ozarks is a non-profit community theater group chartered in Arkansas and registered with the State of Missouri.
For more information, see the Repertory Theater of the Ozarks Facebook Page, or call 870-937-4235 or 417-272-0758.
To see a PDF version of the flyer, click RTO Flyer – Merle Haggard Tribute 2B 5-7-16.

RTO Flyer - Merle Haggard Tribute 1B  5-7-16

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