Gold Fever Follies 2011: The Race, The Voice, and the Gentlewomen
It’s that time of year again: the Gold Fever Follies starts up it’s 25th season on Canada Day and this year promises to bring a smile to your face get your toes tapping as usual. Directed by Iron Mountain Theatre’s RJ Peters and written by local RSS aluma and Follies veteran Brian Turner, this year’s cast are all new to Rossland save Matt Johnson, who starred in last year’s production.
This season’s show, called The Race, the Voice, and the Gentlewomen, is based on the real story of Rossland’s very own railroad race between F. Augustus Heinze, who built the railroad between Rossland and Trail which connected the two cities to points north and west, and Daniel Chase Corbin, who built the railroad from Rossland to Northport and connected the Mountain Kingdom with points south. The script throws into this mix something about women pretending to be men, and of course, what would the Follies be without a can-can number?
Check out the video for a preview!