Dive into The Johnny Cash Experience / Love, Loss, and What I Wore / The HillBenders
1. Fans of the Man in Black might want to check out David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience.
This is a Broadway-quality show that plays predominantly to a new generation of listeners too young to have seen Cash in concert.
The show takes audiences through the late country legend’s career, covering his early tunes, including Johnny Cash and June Carter, and the Folsom Prison concert era.
TJCE is on a mission to deliver an accurate, note-for-note representation of the Man in Black.
A night of Cash will get underway at 8 p.m. Friday at the Milton Theater, 110 Union St., in Milton. COST $15 to $20. INFO pcade.com or 684-3038.
2. “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” uses clothing to crack you up.
Based on the bestseller by Illene Beckerman, the off-Broadway show focuses on clothes and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to.
The play contains adult situations and language and is for ages 18 or older.
“Love, Loss, and What I Wore” will dress to impress at Smyrna Opera House, 7 W. South St., at 7 p.m., Saturday. COST $16 general admission; $14 for members, senior citizens and military. INFO smyrnaoperahouse.org or 653-4236.
3. Some of the best unknown voices in bluegrass can be discovered by hearing The HillBenders.
Tickets for the group’s show in Wilmington are selling quickly, so you’ll want to get yours ASAP.
In the seasoned quintet, each member writes and arranges their own music. All of the musicians sing pretty well, too. Most songs include three-part or four-part harmonies and the role of lead vocalist is shared.
The quintet released “Can You Hear Me?” in 2013. It’s a mix of original music and unique covers that showcases the band’s vocal diversity and instrumental virtuosity.
The HillBenders will perform at The Grand, 818 N. Market St., in Wilmington at 7 p.m., Sunday. COST $30. INFO thegrandwilmingtonde.org or (800) 37-GRAND.