Big Sky Concert Season Kicks Off Sept. 18 with "Raised in the Saddle"


September 13, 2017 | View PDF

The first performance of the Big Sky Concert Season kicks off on Monday, September 18th with Montana Repertory Theatre’s presentation of “Raised in the Saddle” The Phantasmagorical Journey of a Future Rodeo Queen by Jay Ketterling.

This comedy rolls across the Big Sky state via steam locomotive, following teenage cowgirl Alice Greenough as she encounters a who’s-who list of famous Montanans such as Charlie Russell, Jeannette Rankin, Cooper King William Clark and others . Alice will need that ‘iron will’ she’s known for, because this train ride will prove every bit as exciting and challenging as sticking to the 1,200 pounds of buckin’, snortin’, and kickin’ muscle that’s waiting to greet her at her first rodeo competition!

Playwright Jay Ketterling earned his BA in English/creative writing at the University of Montana in 1982 and is currently a working writer living in Missoula. “Raised in the Saddle” is his latest commissioned play for the Montana Repertory Theatre’s Educational Outreach. Montana Repertory Theatre’s mission is to tell the great stories of our world to enlighten, develop, and celebrate the human spirit in an ever-expanding community.

This captivating performance will be held at the MonDak Heritage Center at 7:00 p.m. Season tickets can be purchased at the door: adults $45, senior $40, and students $35. Individual tickets can also be purchased at the door. For additional concert information contact Candy Markwald 406-488-4155, Jill Hill 406-489-4304, or Leann Pelvit at 406-433-3500.

The Big Sky Series is made possible in part by the Montana Performing Arts Consortium Presenter Development Program which is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Montana Arts Council, and a legislative grant from Montana’s Cultural Trust.


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