Saturday, January 31, 2009

Even Cowgirls Sing The Blues

As discussed here, Interplayers Theatre is the last remaining
professional theater in Spokane. Last night I attended the almost-full-house opening of their show "Cowgirls," a combination of classical music with country singing. It's the story of a classical trio musical group named "Coghill Trio" that gets mistaken for "Cowgirl Trio" by a Western saloon set to open up a musical show for the first time in 32 years. The Coghills must become Cowgirls in 24 hours. The show received a nice review in the local newspaper (here's a link, but you may have to pay to see the whole article. Sorry. Spokane's local paper is annoying that way. Quite unimpressive in its stinginess.) What caught my attention the most last night was the incredible performances of the six actors, all women. They had to be able to act, sing, and play musical instruments. What a phenomenal job they did! The very end in particular is amazing. There are several songs I'd like to hear again, which is saying a lot since I'm not a big country music fan. I hope they have a terrific run.

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