Back in the saddle for “Cowgirls!”
May 2nd, 2014
Back in the saddle for Horizon’s 30th Anniversary Season, it’s classical versus country in Cowgirls by Betsy Howie and Mary Murfitt. Horizon originally opened Cowgirls in June 1998, and played for sold-out audiences for nine weeks. Packed with witty, fun tunes, such as “Don’t Call Me Trailer Trash,” “Kingdom of Country” and “Saddle Tramp Blues,” it was remounted for a four week run at the 14th Street Playhouse in 1999. The AJC called it “irresistible” and raved that “an outstanding cast brings down the honky-tonk.”
Horizon audiences have asked us repeatedly to bring back this fun, family-friendly show. For our 30th anniversary we were looking for something that was a nod to our past, but that our current audiences would still love. The answer rested in Cowgirls, which is back with a new cast and fresh designers, but the same sassy twang. Cowgirls is one of the first shows that Horizon remounted. Today our remounts are something that we are known for, as evidenced by the successes of Three Sistahs, Avenue Q, The Book Club Play and of course, The Waffle Palace.
Get ready to kick up your heels and lasso your friends and family for some hoedown hi-jinks in this musical romp. Cowgirls runs May 16 – June 29, 2014. Visit the show page for more info.
The above photos are from the 1999 remount at 14th Street Playhouse. Photos by Kathryn Kolb.