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By Abigail Ormiston, Staff Writer
The first theatre production of this school year, “Cowgirls”, will show during Fall Family Weekend.
“Cowgirls” is a musical about Jo, her workers Mo and Mickey, and a classically trained trio trying hard to save Jo’s once-famous country-western Saloon from foreclosure. After some miscommunications over the phone, the musical trio decides to transform from their classical style to a more country one.
Though each character faces a challenge, they come together and put on a great show in hopes Jo’s bar can remain open.
The cast and crew faced their own challenges while putting together this production. They only had four weeks to rehearse, build the set, and otherwise prepare for the show.
According to Jessica Minor, junior and stage manager, “We had to work through a lot conflicts with people in classes and other activities.” Minor adds that she is proud of the students for working so hard, since it started the first day of the semester.
Laura Jane Moser, sophomore who plays Mo, added, “[I had] to learn new instruments while also perfecting the ones I already knew how to play.”
Despite these difficulties, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts and Technical Director, Kevin Gallagher stated, “We are totally ready for tech week and the upcoming show.”
Gallagher encourages families to come to the show during Fall Family Weekend because, “It’s family friendly and everyone loves musicals. Parents also like to feel proud and see the hard work and dedication of their children. Many people put their time into either the show with either working in the scene and costume shops, or being a part of the cast and crew.”
Cowgirls premieres Thursday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. Additional showings are on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. All showing will take place in Samuels Theatre in Tompkins College Center.
Tickets can be ordered in advance online or over the phone (610-606-4608). For purchases in person, the Box Office opens 1 hour before show time. Tickets cost $10 for a student or child, $18 for a senior citizen, or $25 for an adult.