A Ride with Bob: Musical Bio Starring Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel
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The last date listed for A Ride with Bob was Friday December 30, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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The ballet goes burlesque! Written by Mark-Brian Sonna, A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker finds the ladies of a local book club in dire need of cash. To that end, the club decides to stage Tchaikovsky's famous ballet as a fundraiser. But thanks to a disastrous piña colada casserole at a pre-show party, the hired cast of ballet dancers falls ill and the ladies are forced to re-cast the show with members of a stranded burlesque troupe that happens to be stuck in town. The ensuing performance by the Velvet Kittens might not feature any nudity, but it does contain a festive string of sexual puns, adult language and bump-and-grind dance numbers. The production is recommended for mature audiences in the mood for a seasonal send-up. Learn More
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- “Part memory play, part loving homage, part country concert, this Ride is so peppy and irresistible … Waylon Jennings was right: Bob Wills is still the king. You’ll be dancing in the aisles!” —The Dallas Morning News
Before there was Elvis, before there was Hank, there was a fiddler from West Texas by the name of Bob Wills – and he was The King. Eisemann Center Presents the musical production A Ride With Bob - the first-ever play about the life and music of Bob Wills.
This musical biography, written by Ray Benson and Anne Rapp, includes the live performance of 15 of Wills’ most popular songs in a plot that interweaves Ray Benson’s present day with various stages in Wills’ storied career. A Ride With Bob played at the Eisemann Center for one sold out performance in February 2009 and returned in July 2010.
The production stars the nine-time Grammy-Award winner Ray Benson and the famous band Asleep at the Wheel. Featuring an all-star cast of actors and musicians including The Quebe Sisters Band, this show will take you on a trip through the life of the founder of western music – Bob Wills.
About the Ticket Supplier: Eisemann Center Presents
Conveniently located in the Galatyn Park Urban Center in the heart of Richardson's business and technology area, the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations is an important component of the cultural and corporate landscapes of the North Texas region.