A New Melodrama Miss-hap
Hot Flashes on the Trail
Dev Ross & Shondra Jepperson
Friday, March 6, 2020 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:00 pm
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New Musical “Hot Flashes On The Trail” Returns
This March, in Celebration of Women’s History Month, “Hot Flashes On the Trail,” a Melodrama miss-hap is back by popular demand and will run for three nights at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Old Town Cottonwood. For those who missed performances at OTCA in March 2019, you have three more opportunities to enjoy this show on March 6th, 7th and 8th.
Be sure to catch this outstanding production by the Verde Valley’s popular creative and performance duo Dev Ross and Shondra Jepperson (aka The Two Lucys). Dev Ross penned the script and Jepperson wrote the songs.
This original new musical is filled with echoes of vaudeville past, lots of music, comedy, dramatic twists and turns. It also celebrates the powerful resilience of women. With the past as its foil, this fast-paced show sheds stereotypes to bring additional relevance to our current era of “Me too.” At rise, two female actors, part of an acting troupe, are in a terrible quandary: their fellow male actors have gone AWOL! With the curtain about to go up, how will they perform their melodrama, replete with damsels in distress, a villain, and of course, the hero? Since “the show must go on,” the ladies jump in. They’ll play all the roles – female and male! Why not? Shakespeare did it – only in reverse! Working through their exasperation, the ladies realize it’s time to toss this version and rewrite the show to make it “about take charge gals who can rescue themselves!”
In their newly re-imagined show, they re-enact the lives of iconic Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane. In today’s shifting current of male and female paradigms, “Hot Flashes On the Trail” is show for all audiences as it rattles gender imbedded perceptions with warmth and humor while celebrating the power of female friendships.
Lori Mabery, Managing Partner of the Blazin M Ranch is a co-producer along with Jepperson & Ross, as the show premiered at the ranch in the spring of 2018. The show has developed through many edits, additions, including multi-media since it’s first inception at the ranch.
Because March is Women’s History month and OTCA is offering a special discount of $2.00 off the normal ticket price for Moms attending with their daughters on opening night, Friday, March 6th. The show that evening is being sponsored by NAWBO Sedona Verde Valley Chapter, Jill & Pete Galea, owners of the Sedona New Day Spa, Kathy Louderback, owner of The Artist’s Kitchen Shop in Tlaquepaque North and Eric & Linda Haggard of Sedona MediSpa & Wellness. Directly after the performance that night, there will be a special one time moderated 20 Minute Q&A with the actors.
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