Kathy Wilson

Calling all cowgirls

The Rossland Light Opera Players have started preparing for their next production, Cowgirls.

The Rossland Light Opera Players (RLOP) have started putting together their next production, a musical comedy called Cowgirls.

Thursday night, the RLOP held a read through of the play at their hall, with a strong turnout.

Conceived by Mary Murfitt, who also wrote the music and lyrics, and written by Betsy Howie, Cowgirls is the story of Jo, who has 24 hours to save Hiram Hall, her father’s country-western saloon. Jo books the Cowgirl Trio to pack in a crowd and hopefully get in enough money to save the place, only there is no Cowgirl Trio. Jo’s booked the Coghill Trio, a classical group on a reunion tour.

Jo is joined by her would-be-country-star waitress Mickey and her cook/cashier Mo, who have to find a way to work with classical musicians Rita, Lee, and Mary Lou if they’re going to save Hiram Hall.

This leads to an interesting mix of music; Beethoven’s Sonata Pathétique Opus 13, and Gilbert and Sullivan contrast with songs like “Don’t Call Me Trailer Trash” and “Honky Tonk Girl.”

Auditions for the six parts were held Sunday and Monday, and director Kathy Wilson hopes that once the show is cast, they should be able to start rehearsals in late August.

In the meantime, the production is still looking for a stage manager and help with musical direction. Wilson is also looking for musicians, female or male, who play the piano, violin, cello, guitar, banjo or mandolin.

 

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