The Ballad of Cat Ballou is the summer performance at the Jackson Hole Playhouse
Last night marked the opening night for the Jackson Hole Playhouse’s summer performance, The Ballad of Cat Ballou. Originally performed in 1965, Cat Ballou is the story of a young woman who has just returned home on the new railway to Wolf City, Wyoming after two years of finishing school. She quickly falls in love with a robber bandit and soon thereafter watches as her father is shot over $10,000. The rest of the play is a hilarious, musical induced, action packed spectacle that follows Cat and her friends as they attempt to avenge her father’s death. The gunman they hire is of course a whiskey drinking gunman, who calls himself “Kid Shalleen, a legendary gunfighter extraordinaire”, but who can barely stand up straight or take his gun out of his slinger. The characters are hilarious, the music is engaging, and the dancing is entertaining.
The Jackson Hole Playhouse welcomes visitors to enjoy dinner and theater, or just theater. There are two dinner seatings every evening throughout the summer: 5pm and 6:30pm, show to follow each seating. This is a great evening activity for the whole family and the western theme of the performance really makes you feel like you are in the Wild West.