A Repertory Theatre Group presents in its 2012-2013 Season
A Repertory Theatre
ART and the Highland Springs Resort Proudly Presents a Musical
By Dr. M.K. Switzer and Jon Mac Parker
In honor of Banning’s Centennial Celebration
Enjoy this musical journey back in history – staged where this actual event took place! Audience encouraged to attend dressed Western style.
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY
Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Pre-show acts at 7:00 p.m.
Main Show at 7:30 p.m.
Show only $12. Dinner and show $20.
Reservations (recommended): 951-845-1151.
Other performances will be held at
Banning Women’s Club April 5, 6 & 7, 2013
Presented as a fundraiser for the Centennial Charitable Endowment Fund.
Wyatt Earp: The Great Stagecoach Robbery
A musical about the old West.
Written by Dr. Mary Kay Switzer with Sabrina Wareing; Music and lyrics by Jon Mac Parker.
This musical takes place when stagecoach lines ran through Banning. During that time period, Wyatt Earp was a young man. His family had a farm near Banning and Cherry Valley. Nearby lived Ike Clanton’s family. Little did these two men know that Tombstone was a turning point in both their lives. This musical shows the seeds of the Ok Corral growing.
Young Wyatt was a sharp shooter and got a job riding shotgun for the stagecoach lines that traveled through what is now Highland Springs on the way to Yuma, Arizona. Wyatt prided himself on his accuracy. In fact, his father said, “Wyatt was born with a gun in his hand.”
This musical focuses on Wyatt’s adventures with a famous stagecoach driver of that era, George Monroe, honored by four U.S. Presidents.
This musical also deals with a robbery of a gold shipment and the controversy/legend that erupts as a result. Black Bart, that rhyming highwayman, even gets involved!
The audience also enjoys a glimpse of a famous comedian, Eddie Foy, and finds out what happens when he and Wyatt cross paths.
And there are shades of the romantic old West mixed with some comic turns when the Wells Fargo Lines tries to impose some rules on the stagecoach drivers and passengers. (Sound familiar to air plane travelers of today??)
This musical serves up something for everyone and celebrates a bit of the history of Banning.
Dr. Switzer mixes history and fantasy enhanced with professional composer/musician Jon Mac Parker’s music and lyrics. A Repertory Theatre (ART) presents a frothy mixture sure to please any audience
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