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Phillips County Players and the Peerless Theatre have teamed up once again to bring a melodrama to the stage at the Peerless Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

“The Girl in the Tutu Or ... The Villain Kept Her on Her Toes” is directed by Penny Dockins. Set in Slippery Rock, Calif., in 1899, the fast-moving, fun-filled play mixes melodramatics with show business.

When a young, handsome theater student, Sonny Nuggett, attempts to put together a dance act to save his family’s failing restaurant, he is greeted by Colonel Questus Quantrell, a crooked con man with three clumsy dancing girls. The shady Quantrell plots to take over the café through murder and cheating two old prospectors out of their newly re-found “lost” gold mine.

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Cast members in “The Girl in the Tutu or ... The Villain Kept Her on Her Toes” are pictured from left, front row, Tristen Ferguson, Steve Dittmer, Karen Swan and Taytum Kelley; and, standing, Jerry Brandt, Dolly Smith, Maury Kramer, Janel Wailes, Ashley Sullivan, Allyn Robinson, Karla Satterlee and Sonia Hubbard. Not pictured is Lemoine Ferguson.
—Enterprise photo

Holyoke Enterprise October 31, 2013