May We All: A New Country Musical Begins Previews at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on June 7

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Can we all: A new country musical Begins previews at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on June 7

The Shelley Butler-directed work features stage favorites Lauren Pritchard and Heidi Blickenstaff.


May We All: a new country musical begins previews at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on June 7, with opening night scheduled for June 15.

The show stars Lauren Pritchard, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brandon Ellis, Elliot Robinson, Zuri Ford, Patty Lohr, Matt Manuel, Bligh Voth, Patsy Detroit, Ryan Link, Miles Aubrey, Peri Barnhill, Chelsea “Solace” Hough, Mary Kate Hughes , Ashlyn Inman, Josh Jordan, Calvin Malone, Noah Pelty and Macy Watts.

The musical jukebox score will feature songs from a wide range of country artists, including Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Dolly Parton, Florida Georgia Line, Johnny Cash and Kacey Musgraves. The score contains popular hits such as “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” by Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles, “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus, “Wide Open Space” by The Chicks and “I’ve Been Everywhere by Johnny Cash. The musical also includes two original songs co-written by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard.

The show follows small-town singer Jenna Coates as she returns to her hometown after her short music career. A variety of country singers will make appearances in the musical throughout its run, including LOCASH, BRELAND, Angie K, Robyn Ottolini, Thomas Mac, Alana Springsteen, Alexandra Kay, Lainey Wilson, Brian Kelley, Danielle Bradbery, Sydney Sierota, Scarlett Burke, Kaylee Rose and Jamie O’Neal, Trent Harmon, Lindsay Ell, Tigirlily, RaeLynn, Canaan Smith, Michael Ray, Twinnie and Taylor Hicks.

Directed by director Shelley Butler, may we all features a book by Troy Britton Johnson, Todd Johnson and playwright Eric Pfeffinger; arrangements and orchestrations by Brian Usifer; choreography by William Carlos Angulo; stage design by Nate Bertone; costume design by Lex Liang; lighting design by Zach Blane as lighting designer; sound design by Cody Spencer; musical direction by Geoffrey Ko; and musical coordination by Michael Aarons. E Sara Barnes will be the production manager.

Michael Barra serves as executive producer, alongside producers Brian Kelley, Lively McCabe Entertainment and CuzBro Productions.

For more information, visit TPAC.org.

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See Heidi Blickenstaff, Lauren “LOLO” Pritchard, Bligh Voth and the cast of May We All in Rehearsal

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