OR … HOW THE WEST WAS DUN
Downieville School and the Sierra County Arts Council present the musical melodrama The Wild, Wild, Wildest West at the Yuba Theatre Friday, May 29, 2015 and Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Book by Christopher Gieschen, music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. Produced by special arrangement with PIONEER DRAMA SERVICE, INC., Englewood, CO.
Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for students and seniors, and will be available in May from Downieville High School Drama students and at the door.
You’ll be rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ in the aisles with laughter when watching this hilarious musical spoof of many of Hollywood’s Westerns featuring a toe-tappin’, heel-clickin’ score by Bill Francoeur! Slick and wealthy Richard Coldheart (‘Oh, that’s Rich!’) must marry Polly Wanda Cracker to control the Cracker property. However, it’s Polly’s homely sister, Prunella, who wants to marry him! Meanwhile, our hero, Sheriff Wayne John, has his hands full surviving the hilarious antics of well-meaning but not-too-bright Deputy Doowrong. When a bundle of villains, including Snydley Dastardly, Kid Kid and Calamity Jan, attempts to take over Low Humidity Chasm (Aren’t you sick and tired of Westerns taking place in Dry Gulch Canyon?), things really go crazy! Pay close attention to whether Schizophrenic Kid is wearing his white hat or his black hat to know whether to cheer or boo. But Blacker Bart will leave no doubt in their minds, for he’s even meaner than Black Bart. With a narrator to keep the characters on stage in line, this wild and wooly Western will bring down the house! You’ll be whistling to a wide array of Western tunes, such as the lively bluegrass ‘Wild, Woolly an’ Full o’ Fleas,’ the rockabilly ‘Citizens of Evil’ and the lovely ballad, ‘It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn.’