Barbi Benton & Misty Rowe
Hee Haw Honeys
ready for a night of boot stompin’, knee-slapping laughs and barrels of fun
when the Bear Lake Performing Arts Center stage lights up with the
Live-performance of the Hee Haw Honey
Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.
Hee Haw Honeys,
Barbi Benton and Misty Rowe, will bring back the ‘good ole days’ of the popular, longest running Country Western Show
in the history of television. There’s gotta be a knock knock joke, in there
somewhere! You’ll recall Benton and Rowe, the original Hee Haw gals, popping in
and out of the cornfields with their corny jokes.
weekend production is a benefit for Bear Valley Community Healthcare
District Foundation. The primary purpose of the Bear Valley Community
Healthcare District Foundation is to create activities and programs intended to
raise charitable and grant funds from the community and beyond, to support the
Bear Valley Community Healthcare District. Our focus is to assist in
providing funding for additional state of the art facilities, equipment, and
health related programs.
With funds from various fundraiser
events plus generous contributors, BVCHD Foundation Board has provided the funds to purchase various hospital facilities,
equipment and health-care necessities, throughout the years. The past two years the Foundation helped with
remodeling and furnishing of hospital rooms. Recently, the BVCHD Foundation Board provided
the funds to purchase a special-built gurney for transporting an extra large patient.
Haw Honey Reunion was first performed in New York City
in 2014, and has been expanded to include other stage artists for the Big Bear Valley
audiences. Barbi Benton and Misty Rowe, winners
of TV Lands Entertainer Award, will reunite for the weekend events of historical, hysterical comedy and renown musical renditions.
Haw pair for the celebration will be Nashville's dancing fiddler,
Amberly Rosen, recently seen on the David Letterman Show. Also, local favorite
soloist Amber Carpenter, the star of Fandance on both coasts is back in
the valley, after a 4-year international tour with the Young Americans.
Benton and Misty Rowe have been friends and co-actors since meeting in
Nashville, Tennessee and telling jokes
in the Hee Haw Kornfield. Benton left HeeHaw after six years of
appearing on the set. She moved on to
pursue an international singing sensation garnering Gold Records in four
Rowe, an original Hee Haw Honey for 19 years, became the first actress ever to
portray Marilyn Monroe in a film and was seen as Wendy the carhop on Happy
Days when Ron Howard first became a director.
and husband Barry Singer have lived in Big Bear Valley for ten years and
together have continued a career in entertainment industry. Southern California audiences, including the
Valley’s Channel 6 television audience have enjoyed Misty Rowe’s appearances
with Looney Tunes Noel Blanc.
New York Critic David Roberts review
stated: "Remarkable! There will be country, folk, rock and pop songs along
with solo fiddle and piano and short comedy sketches akin to those on the
weekly variety show Hee Haw. Misty Rowe is a
gifted performer who showcases her amazing band of
Radio Network stated:" The Hee Haw Honeys whip us into an adoring
frenzy!" While Rolling Stone
Magazine declared that Hee Haw made Barbi Benton a
household name and that the Hee Haw series definitely left its
mark on Pop Culture."
A Hee Haw Honey Reunion is
produced by Barry Singer and Julie Grandi, written & directed by Misty
Rowe, and costumes designed by Faye Sloan, the original costume designer for
Hee Haw and Hee Haw Honeys. Ms. Sloan
also worked for Universal Studios and designed for movies that starred Willie Nelson
and Kenny Rogers and is famous for creating Minnie Pearl’s dress.
Nashville Music Director, Bobby
Hamilton, who started his career at age five
playing for Ronald Reagan's Campaign then went on to work with Johnny
Cash, Roger Miller and the Smothers Brothers, will take the reins to drive the
beat of a Hee Haw Honey Reunion. Hee
Haw's Miss Honeydew, Victoria Hallman, who was the only female singer
in Buck Owens’ band, The Buckaroos, will also join in the fun!
for The Hee Haw Honeys Reunion. -
The Saturday September 26th
and Sunday September 27th performances will be at the Big
Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. Tickets
can be purchased at the door or online at www.citybigbearlake.com or call 909-866-4970.