Wild West musical coming to CVIC Hall this weekend
The hit wild west musical “Calico” is returning to the CVIC Hall in Minden for two performances, tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 4 p.m.
The musical is set along the Chisholm Trail and in the bawdy frontier town of Calico, for which the show is named, in the late 1880s near the end of the cattle drives. It is about a lonely cowboy who must face a man who has long held a grudge and of a woman who has waited too long for the man she loves.
Since its premier two years ago, the musical has been playing to standing ovations throughout Northern Nevada and California.
The musical was written and composed by David John, who lives in the Gardnerville area. He also stars in the show. Music for the play is provided by his group, David John and the Comstock Cowboys. The Cowboys have fast become one of the top groups of its kind in the west.
In addition to David John, the Cowboys include his brother Richard Liska, also from the Gardnerville area, Mike Ansotegui and Vern Miller, both of Fallon, and Rick Hammel of Virginia City.
There is a cast of 16, including cowboys, gunfighters, saloon girls and a preacher.
Cost of the show is $12 in advance and $15 at the door for adults. Children under 12 are $6. Advanced tickets may be purchased by calling 847-0733.