AUGUST 5, 6, 7, 9
This musical play takes place in early 1900’s Kanab and is inspired by two historical events: i) the election of what would become known as the nation's first all women town council in 1911; and ii) prospector Freddie Crystal's recruitment of the whole town to help him search for Montezuma's hidden treasure supposedly buried near Kanab.
Kanab High School
August 5, 2021 6:30 pm
When Freddie Crystal bicycles into Kanab with a map to Montezuma’s buried gold, soul-searching Mary decides to help him recruit all able-bodied men to look for the treasure. Though distrusting of Freddie and his tales of gold, Mary sees the treasure hunt as a chance for her and her petticoat friends to win the local election from the stingy and self-absorbed current Mayor so that they can change the course of the poorly run town. Mary’s foray into local politics helps her and others confront their own self-doubts, while simultaneously leading to feelings for Freddy—but it may be too late as the Mayor relentlessly pursues arresting Freddie for fraud.
Directed by Tammie Van Dyke, written and produced by Jeff Stott, and musical arrangement by Russell Wulfenstein, Montezuma and the Petticoats is a western comedy that both celebrates and pokes fun at Southern Utah rural life. It’s about treasure seeking, falling in love, and accepting one’s self—weaknesses and all.
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