GUNSMOKIN'

JULY 12 - SEPTEMBER 7, 2024

The town of Rooster Punch may be getting a railroad, but the locals fear they won't be able to afford the new taxes. Saloon owner, Perky Lapett offers to buy everyone's land and rent it back to them at an affordable rate. The citizens would stand up to Perky, but they don't have the protection of their sheriff as every new sheriff that gets elected soon after gets murdered. Can Kit, a local woman, fein the role of Sheriff to protect the good people of Rooster Punch and their land?

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GUNSMOKIN' is an instant hit! 🤠
Round up yer posse and mossey on down for a rootin' tootin' good time!
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Cast:
Noah Esquivel
Jill Price
Annaliese Chambers
effrey Laughrun
Nicholas Houchin
Brett Mollard
Austen Horne
Understudies ~ Lucas Bennett, Griffin Hanson & Michaela Sadler
📸 🎥 Cody Soper
Creative Team:
Director ~ John Keating
Musical Director ~ Andy Hudson
Accompanist ~ Helen Gregory
Stage Manager ~ Julie Ewert
Assistant Stage Manager~ Nathan Miklas
Scenic Design ~ Jacob Brown
Costume & Wig Design ~ Renee Van Niel
Prop Master ~ Natasha D’Amico
Choreographers ~ Rhett Guter, Casiena Raether & John Keating
Lighting Design ~ Cody Soper
Sound Design ~ Jordan Richardson
Artistic Director ~ John Keating
Managing Director ~ Stacy Halvorsen
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Happy Opening to the cast and crew of
GUNSMOKIN'
Tickets are going fast so act now!!!
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📸 Photo Credit: CODY COPER
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Meet the incredible cast of GUNSMOKIN'
Opens Friday July 12th!!
Rick O’Shea/ Cliff ~ Noah Esquivel
Perky LaPett ~ Jill Price
Virginia ~ Annaliese Chambers
Deputy Trusty ~ Jeffrey Laughrun
Sam “Little Man” Shanks ~ Nicholas Houchin
Mayor Maynot ~ Brett Mollard
Kit Carter ~ Austen Horne
Understudies ~ Lucas Bennett, Griffin Hanson & Michaela Sadler

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GUNSMOKIN' July 12 through September 7
Written By ~ Jordan Richardson
Director ~ John Keating
In the dusty town of Rooster Punch, the arrival of a railroad comes with a hefty price tag. But the fiery owner of the local saloon has a plan: she'll buy up everyone's land and lease it back at a pocket-friendly price. Can Kit, a gutsy local woman, step up and fill the Sheriff's boots to save the town and its people from the saloon owner's greedy grip? Let's saddle up and find out!
Musical Director ~ Andy Hudson
Accompanist ~ Helen Gregory
Stage Manager ~ Julie Ewert
Assistant Stage Manager~ Nathan Miklas
Scenic Design ~ Jacob Brown
Costume & Wig Design ~ Renee Van Niel
Prop Master ~ Natasha D’Amico
Choreographers ~ Rhett Guter, Casiena Raether & John Keating
Lighting Design ~ Cody Soper
Sound Design ~ Jordan Richardson

🎟www.AmericanMelodrama.com🎟
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GUNSMOKIN July 12 through September 7
Written By ~ Jordan Richardson
Director ~ John Keating
In the dusty town of Rooster Punch, the arrival of a railroad comes with a hefty price tag. But the fiery owner of the local saloon has a plan: shell buy up everyones land and lease it back at a pocket-friendly price. Can Kit, a gutsy local woman, step up and fill the Sheriffs boots to save the town and its people from the saloon owners greedy grip? Lets saddle up and find out!
Musical Director  ~ Andy Hudson
Accompanist ~ Helen Gregory
Stage Manager ~ Julie Ewert
Assistant Stage Manager~ Nathan Miklas
Scenic Design ~ Jacob Brown
Costume & Wig Design ~ Renee Van Niel
Prop Master ~ Natasha D’Amico
Choreographers ~ Rhett Guter, Casiena Raether & John Keating
Lighting Design ~ Cody Soper
Sound Design ~ Jordan Richardson

🎟www.AmericanMelodrama.com🎟

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