Champions of the West
March 29 – March 31, 2007
The story takes place in the 1800’s, in the brand new prairie town of Bestwesternville. As the newly arrived tradespeople build the town, their children revolt, saying they want more than to just learn their parent’s trades. The parents decide they need a school to educate their children, but George Burns, the richest man in town, is afraid a school will drive up his property taxes. Aided by two bumbling train robbers, he thwarts the school as it moves from a wetland to a saloon to a cornfield portable. Will the town’s children succeed in getting an education?
This family–friendly production featured cowgirls and robbers, prairie dogs and buffalo, can can girls and a traveling circus! This cast and crew of 200 includes Thurston Elementary School students, alumni, staff, parents, neighbors and friends.