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Nashville Opera Guild Benefit: Dancing, Dining, Doyle & Debbie 

When: Thu., Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. 2012
Price: $100
It’s easy to take great entertainers for granted when they’re local. So to give you some idea how awesome The Doyle and Debbie Show is, consider this: The country-music-parodying duo — played by Bruce Arntson and Jenny Littleton — have been performing a steady gig in Chicago, where they’re nominated for three Jeff Awards (The Windy City’s equivalent of the Tonys): for best midsize musical as well as best actor and actress in a musical. And what better time to check them out than at this benefit for the Nashville Opera, which is upping the ante this year with David Lang’s groundbreaking chamber opera The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, based on an Ambrose Bierce short story. “Think Gone With the Wind meets Twilight Zone,” says the opera company’s website — which is enough to pique our interest. Tickets are $100 and include drinks, a buffet from Loveless Cafe, and dancing after the performance. Call 832-5242 or check online at for tickets and info. (If you can’t make it, D&D have resumed their residency 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays at The Station Inn.) We’ll leave you with this parting quote about D&D from Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones: “The last time I laughed anywhere close to this hard was at The Book of Mormon.”
— Jack Silverman


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