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Take To The Highway

Mar 19, 2021 - Mar 20, 2021

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The Lone Tree Arts Center presents its first show onstage in front of a live audience since COVID restrictions forced the theater to close its doors early last year. Take To The Highway, a charming tribute to the music of James Taylor, Carole King and Carly Simon, plays live at the Lone Tree Arts Center for three performances on March 19 - 20, for a limited audience of 100 patrons per performance.

Take To The Highway is an intimate concert-conversation celebrating the prolific career of singer/songwriter James Taylor and his long-time collaborators Carole King and Carly Simon. The show is an artful collection of stories, quotes, and dozens of JT’s Top 40 hits like Carolina In My Mind, Mexico, Fire and Rain, and You’ve Got A Friend, as well as chart toppers from Simon and King, including I Feel The Earth Move, It’s Too Late, and You’re So Vain. This delightful throwback features a live five-piece band and four singers playing songs that bring the 70s folk-rock movement to life.

This beautiful homage to James, Carole and Carly was nominated for a 2019-20 Henry Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical. The show was co-created and directed by LTAC favorite and regional theater powerhouse, Kenny Moten, who you may recognize as the creator of Motones vs. Jerseys and Blues To Broadway, along with noted theater musician, arranger, and frequent Moten collaborator, John Seaberry. For videos and more info, visit www.taketohighway.com.

During the theater’s closure, the LTAC has maintained offerings of creative virtual content, including their Virtual Spark Alliance, Virtual Arts and Livestream online series. However, recent reductions in infection levels and changes in statewide guidelines have allowed the LTAC to seat 100 patrons in the 500-seat theater. The LTAC has received designation as a Certified COVID Best Practices Business through the 5-Star State Certification Program, which allows the theater to operate at this expanded capacity.

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