Stage/Music Director: Gwendolyn Brazier
SHOW DATES 2013 at the Elks Lodge, Fairbanks
Presented by Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre (FLOT)
January 25th @ 7:00 pm
January 26th @ 7:00 pm
January 27th @ 5:00 pm
February 1st @ 7:00 pm
February 2nd @ 7:00 pm
February 3rd @ 5:00 pm
If “practice” is the way to get to Carnegie Hall, how could one possibly end up at Hiram Hall, a country music palace, in Rexford, Kansas? Jo is in a pickle: she has 24 hours to save Hiram Hall, her father’s country/western saloon in Rexford, Kansas, from foreclosure.
Although the Hall has seen better days, she’s determined to keep it open, but how? What will pack in the crowds? Mickey, Jo’s hard-livin’ wise-crackin’ waitress has just been dyin’ to get up on that stage and prove that she’s got what it takes to make it as a singer, and Mo, Jo’s cook/cashier, is right behind her.
That’s all well and good, but Jo has other plans: she wants cowgirls and she’s booked the Cowgirl Trio, sure it will save the saloon. But there is no Cowgirl Trio; a misunderstanding on the phone brings to Rexford the Coghill Trio: Rita, Lee and Mary Lou, classical musicians, currently on a reunion tour. Jo isn’t looking for classical music but the Coghill Trio are looking for a legitimate booking (as Mary Lou says, “where are we playing next … Monty Hall?”).
These six women surely mix like oil and water: Jo could have had a brilliant career as a country singer herself, but she gave up her dream to run her daddy’s business; Mickey needs one more chance to sing or all her dreams will slip away; Mo can’t bear to think that Jo might lose the place and will do anything to help her keep it; Rita planned the current tour because she and her husband are about to have their first child and she’s not sure she’ll ever perform again; Lee, always searching, has begun to feel like she’s never going to find what she’s looking for, and feels they should give Hiram Hall a chance; Mary Lou, just about to bust from following rules all her life, can’t stand the fact that this isn’t a real booking, and feels her career is doomed.
Fate must have brought these six women together and they side out – it’s classical versus country. Can they meet in the middle? Sure thing and darn tootin’, and when Jo proudly presents to the public the Cowgirl Trio, you bet your bottom dollar that it razes the root!
Buy our tickets online at www.flot.org or at that door one hour before showtime
Military with ID and Senior 62+ and Youth ages (ages 13 – 18) $17
Child (12 and under) $10
FLOT is funded in part by the City of Fairbanks Bed Tax and the Fairbanks Arts Association