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Viterbo Alum Lindsey Giese Juarez Stars in Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks

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Lindsey Giese Juarez and Tom Waselchuk

The Weber Center’s Lyche Theatre presents Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash, starring Lindsey Giese Juarez and Tom Waselchuk on Saturday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks is a revue celebrating the lives and amazing careers of four giants of American music: Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash.

Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks stars two veteran performers. Lindsey Giese Juarez is a dynamic singer and a consummate performer. She’s sung just about every style of popular music, performing in scores of revues with her sister duo “The Giese Girls”; as a soloist, starring in the “Fabulous Fifties Live!” show in Wisconsin Dells for five seasons; and as lead vocalist on Holland America and Celebrity Cruises for four years. This is a ‘homecoming’ show for Ms. Juarez, a Viterbo ’07 alum, who is excited to return to La Crosse and perform in the beautiful Weber Center. Her most notable roles at Viterbo were as Shelby in “The Spitfire Grill,” directed by David Gardner, and as Lanie in “Two Rooms,” directed by Rick Walters. She was also actively involved in the Platinum Edition Show Choir for four years. Lindsey returned to her hometown of Sauk Prairie, WI, in 2012 and became the Executive Director for River Arts Inc., a non-profit arts organization.

“I would have felt blessed to be working in the arts using one of my degrees from Viterbo. The fact that I am able to use my business degree at River Arts Inc. and my performance degree in the Sweet Dreams and Honky Tonks show is overwhelming,” says Giese Juarez. “Viterbo really set me up for success by giving me the tools I needed, more specifically, by offering me diverse opportunities and challenges. I can’t speak more highly of my experience at Viterbo and it’s such a pleasure to return to La Crosse and perform in a facility that didn’t exist when I was there. What a dream come true!”

Ms. Juarez’s co-star is Tom Waselchuk, a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer, who has performed for over three decades, sometimes juggling multiple projects, but always keeping one foot planted firmly in country music.

The backup band for Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks  is called The Dang-Its, and features Rick Nass on pedal steel guitar, Matt Rodgers on upright bass, Mark Luhring on drums, and Doug Brown on guitar, banjo and violin.

Tickets: $25, available at www.webercenterarts.org or 608-784-9292

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