3 Redneck Tenors
Live at the Wildey Theatre on February 2nd, 2013
While serving as a the Theatre Manager at the Wildey Theatre, Bedell arranged and oversaw the concert production of 3 Redneck Tenors.
In the melodic wake of the three operatic tenors comes a new breed of tenors from more humble origins…3 Redneck Tenors – A New Musical Adventure. The musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists from Broadway and world opera stages is like Greater Tuna meets Das Barbecu – down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by Craig Bohmler, 3 Redneck Tenors features a cast of veteran opera and Broadway stars including Blake Davidson, Alex Bumpas, Matthew Lord and Dinny McGuire.Our story starts in a far away land called Paris, that’s right Paris, Texas. Not so very long ago there was these three young, slim, good lookin’ fine song bird-like singin’ boys named Billy Bob, Billy Joe and Billy Billee. Okay, maybe not so young, slim and good lookin’ but, whoa doggy, can they sing!
One day while sing’n in front of their mobile music studio (that’s showbiz talk for trailer). They were discovered by a shrewd city slicker agent by the name of, well let’s just call him…the Colonel. To make a long story short, this is a tale about the Colonel’s search for the perfect venue (that’s French for place) and style for our boys to shine like the afternoon sun on a bald man’s head (no offense to you folically challenged out there).
Well, that’s the long and short of it. It’s basically a foot stompin’, knee slapin’ uproariously funny musical redneck romp, with the tunes of Elvis to Puccini, Country to Opera (C’opera if you will), from Paris Texas all the way to their triumphant debut at New York City’s famous Carn-iggy Hall.
So ya’ll come join us and I’ll betcha a six pack of longnecks and a can of Copenhagen snuff that you’ve never seen or heard anything like it.
Written by MATTHEW LORD
Music Arranged by CRAIG BOHMLER
Starring MATTHEW LORD, BLAKE DAVIDSON, ALEX BUMPAS
and Special Guest DINNY MCGUIRE
Produced by Master Performances Company
Down Home Laughs, Big City Music. Family-Friendly Entertainment.