Reservations being taken for SSHS dinner theater
From Staff Reports

Oct. 20, 2006 - How can you not love something titled "Way Out West in a Dress, or Life's a Hurdle When You're Wearing a Girdle"?

That's the name of the musical Sulphur Springs High School’s Theatre Department will be presenting in multiple shows during November at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center auditorium.

A dinner theater will showcase the first performance of the droll farce about a mistaken inheritance, an acting troupe and a dastardly villain . Tickets are $12, and reservations are required, for the Saturday, Nov. 11, performance, with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the musical at 7:30 p.m.

Two days later will be a public school performance at 9:30 a.m., followed by two more shows open to the public, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18. Tickets are $5 for those performances or $4 each for groups of 25 or more. To make reservations or for more information, call Sulphur Springs High School at 903-885-2158.

Here's a synopsis of the story, as found on Pioneer Drama Service Inc.'s website:

"Young actor Clarence Rawlins's falsetto voice isn't the only 'false' thing about him after he gets himself and his acting troupe into a little debacle in Lucky Lady, Nevada. Discovering that he has misread his distant aunt's handwritten will, Clarence learns he has not inherited a profitable saloon, as expected, but instead the Lucky Lady Salon, a beauty parlor. Flat broke, Clarence has no choice but to raid the costume trunk and transform himself into a down-on-her-luck British aristocrat, Lady Claire Rawl, now head hair stylist of the small town's only salon. His pal and fellow actor, Roger Gaines, becomes a French stylist, Rogaine. Together with the ladies in the troupe — Heidi Gray, Bobbie Pinz and Nell Clipper — they re-open the beauty salon to great success. But their good luck runs out when, unbeknownst to them, the owner of the saloon next door plots to acquire Clarence's salon as part of a scheme to rob the bank next door to it. Filled with hilarious characters, uproarious musical numbers and puns galore, this western comedy includes piano player Melody Plunkett, preacher's wife Sadie Blessing; ranch owner Rhoda Steed and her cook Russel Grubb. You'll 'dye' laughing at this wild western musical full of dynamic dialogue, double identities, criminal plots and a music score as wild as the Old West!"

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