A Wisconsin-based country-folk band that was named one of Wisconsin’s 10 Bands to Watch by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel will be the musical guest for a Halloween-ish episode of the local live radio theater show “Take it With You.”
Count This Penny has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion,” and The Onion’s A.V. Club said of the band: “It’s music steeped in old American traditions, but the concise form the songs adhere to and pop structures the band employs make the songs modern and streamlined enough to thrive far from the mountains where their inspiration first saw the light of day.”
“Take it with You,” starring two handfuls of biggies in the local theater biz, is set in a fictitious bar where Blake the Singing Bartender interacts with the regulars, the staff and those who pop through the front door.
The show has been likened to a mix of “Cheers” and “Austin City Limits.”
This episode promises to include Halloween elements.
Other guests include: Dawn Magnuson, Christine Stocke and Jill Routh, the owners of Zstudio. Mayor Don Ness continues to be a recurring character (except for the time Laura Ness subbed in).
GO SEE IT
What: “Take it with You: Live Radio Theatre”
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (October 28)
Where: The Underground, 506 W. Michigan St. (Follow the yellow line on the sidewalk towards the east side of the building. There will be signs, too.)
Tickets: $10 at the door, preorder at takeitwithyou.org, or purchase tickets through duluthplayhouse.org.