Accidentally booked as an all-female country band, a group of classically trained musicians go "From Chopin to Country" while trying to save the grand reopening of a debt-ridden saloon.
Cowgirls runs June 8 - July 17, 2011 in the Keating Theatre.
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Director | Mary Murfitt
Musical Director | Mary Ehlinger
Production Stage Manager | Kelli Karen
Scenic Design | Dale Jordan
Costume Design | Nicole Wee
Lighting Design | Michael Foster
Sound Engineer | Joshua Hummell
Mary Lou | Sarah Hund
Rita | Franca Vercelloni
Lee | Joanna Parson
Jo | Angela C. Howell
Mickey | Chelsea Costa
Mo | Emily S. Grosland
“…the deliciously overpowering force of a phenomenally talented cast, makes for a thoroughly enjoyable evening of musical theatre...
“These six women can act, sing, and dance, and between them they play 20 musical instruments with gusto and exceptional ability — in both country and classical genres... It’s an absolute celebration of their wonderful talent, and one you must not miss.”
- SCENE Magazine
"Cowgirls is a warmhearted, feel-good, tug-on-your-heartstrings experience from start to finish.”
- Marty Fugate
"Charming musical" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Cowgirls ropes in the audience right away with its eclectic group of characters… strikingly beautiful and moving.” - Pelican Press
“… Such great musicianship and fine singing” - Total Theater
"They put on an energetic show" - Venice Gondolier-Sun
Read an interview with the creator and composer (and FST's director!), Mary Murfitt and the music director, Mary Ehlinger (also, the music arranger) about the production and its humble beginnings.
Six actresses. 20 instruments. You do the math! Click here to read more about the instruments (from a banjo to an accordion!).
Classical music & country music. Don't seem that much alike, right? Think again. Click here to read more about how Cowgirls weaves together the classics and the heart of country.
Cowgirls is a unique musical featuring actors who act, dance, sing and play their own instruments. This "genre" is what some may call "guitar theatre." Click here to learn more.