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Frontier Revue captures the Old West in shootout and play

NEBRASKAland Days
Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 11:29 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - On June 20, an old-fashioned Wild West shoot-out took place in front of the Pawnee hotel. The shootout was a prequel to the 52nd annual Frontier Revue play.

“The shootout before the show used more creativity and brainstorming,” said Gilbert Seck who played Sherriff Leitfriz. “I think people really loved it. We change things up each year.”

After the shootout, the characters made their way into the Fox Theater for the show. Each song selection describes life in Western Nebraska. The lyrics and music are written by Dr. James E. Thayer.

“My favorite part about the Frontier Revue is bringing everyone together to keep Dr. Thayer’s music alive. The characters and lyrics capture the old west,” said Director Jennifer Winder.

This year, the crew started working in May to put the show together. There was additional excitement to perform at the Fox Theatre because there are backdrops for play that have not been used in many years.

“There was a lot of energy to work with this year and everyone was excited to be back,” said Winder. “We have learned some new stuff with Dr. Thayer’s music and we were just excited to be back together as a cast.”

“It was fun to jump into my character but also to help other cast members bring their characters to life,” said Seck.

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