Elizabeth Cook joins Twitty musical cast
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Elizabeth Cook joins Twitty musical cast

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 – "Conway Twitty, The Man, The Music, The Legend, The Musical," the story of the singer has told by his children, added country singer Elizabeth Cook to the cast. Cook will portray of one Conway's daughters, Joni Twitty, in the musical.

"We are thrilled to have Elizabeth Cook join our 'musical' family," said Joni Twitty, daughter of musical legend Conway Twitty. "She is an extremely talented woman who's southern charm and beautiful voice will be a great addition to our amazing cast."

"Elizabeth brings the right combination of actress, artist and attitude to a show that is already receiving stellar reviews in its first season," said producer Robert Williams.

Cook, the youngest of 11 half-brothers and sisters, grew up in rural Florida where her musician parents met while playing in local country bars. Cook's latest CD, was "Balls." She currently hosts her own Sirius XM Satellite Radio show, Apron Strings, weekday mornings on the Outlaw Country channel.

Cook said Twitty's music became as much a part of her life as "Sunday afternoon fish fries." "One of my earliest memories is sitting on my daddy's knee in Lakeland Civic Center in rural central Florida. A dazzling Conway and Loretta stood like singing dolls in the center of the stage, him in a silky suit with rings on his fingers, her in a long, hot pink gown and magnificent black hair. That image is burned in my mind."

The musical production, created and directed by Randy Johnson, produced by Poppy Production, Robert Williams for Downunder Theatricals and Scott Welch for Scott Welch Management, is touring across the country.

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