Meet the women of country in Dillons Honky Tonk Laundry |

Meet the women of country in Dillons Honky Tonk Laundry

LESLIE BREFELDSummit Daily NewsSummit County, CO
Summit Daily/Mark Fox

DILLON Local actress Juliana Black has finally embraced her Southern roots with her role as Lana Mae in Honky Tonk Laundry, playing at the Lake Dillon Theatre.My mom growing up told me I needed to sing country, Black said. But at the time, she was not interested.Its really my first time singing country music, and oh my god Im in love with it, she said. I didnt realize how much my voice was made to sing it.Black and Sara Seever, playing Katie, are two Southern girls who find each other at just the right time.Lana Mae needs help at the Wishy Washy Washeteria she runs, and Lana Mae needs a job after breaking up with her boyfriend.The women discuss their problems and become good friends through country songs that range from classics to contemporary hits.The songs of the Dixie Chicks are represented throughout the play, along with numbers like Nine to Five, Whyd You Come In Here Lookin Like That and Jolene. In Act Two, the two women pay homage to legends Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn.Artistic director Chris Alleman described the play as a jukebox musical. He noted the set uses some of the same material as their last Roger Bean play, Why Do Fools Fall in Love from several years ago.As soon as you walk in, you know what the show is about youre not going to be weeping and crying, he said of the set which uses bright colors and a stylized design.Honky Tonk Laundry plays at the Lake Dillon Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. through Sept. 7.Leslie Brefeld can be reached at (970) 668-4626 or

What: Honky Tonk Laundry When: Plays at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays through Sept. 7. Where: Lake Dillon Theatre, Dillon Tickets: $22 for adults and $18 for students

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