"Glen Campbell" Now Starring in "Silver Belles"!
A few weeks ago I had read a review* of a new production, "Silver Belles", at the Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre in Shirlington, Virginia. It is one of the theatres my theatre friends and I haunt from time to time. This paragraph in the review caught my eye:
...Silver Belles has easy-to-spot precursors from entertainment many a Baby Boomer may recall. A good sprinkle of Dolly Parton, more than a smidgen of Frank Capra, some dashes of recent Stephen Colbert skits, dusted with bits of Garrison Keillor. Heck, there is even a stuffed dog named Glen Campbell.
I was really intrigued about the significance of the dog's name! Why "Glen Campbell"? Unfortunately, I am not able to catch one of the performances.
However, a friend of mine saw "Silver Belles" last Sunday. I asked him why the dog was named "Glen Campbell". He said, "it is never explained why he is named Glen, but the show takes place in rural Tennessee with a country twist."
So, I guess the answer is why not Glen Campbell in a show with a "country twist"? The use of Glen's name certainly shows the extent of Glen's influence on pop culture--and the performing arts, I think! (Also, the theatre is located on Campbell Avenue; could be related to the dog's name ... or not.)
The production continues through December 31st. For more information, visit http://www.sigtheatre.org/
If you attend on a weekend, check out Clyde's in the vicinity of Signature Theatre for breakfast or brunch. Great food. Woof!
Production Photo by Christopher Mueller
*Review: http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2016/11/2 ... e-theatre/