The Moss Mansion in Billings collaborates with Yellowstone Repertory Theatre and the Western Heritage Center in Moss Summer Follies, July 17-18 on the lawn at the historic landmark. This lively musical revue explores the beginnings of the Moss Mansion and city of Billings. Meet the Moss family and other notable Billings characters courtesy of cast members Susan Sommerfeld, Craig Huisenga, Maria Miller and Cole Johnson, with musical accompaniment by Lynette Tedlund.
“This is the first program of its kind,” notes Moss Executive Director Jenna Peete. “We used the Western Heritage Center’s knowledge to assist with research and the Yellowstone Repertory Theatre created the show about the Moss family, incorporating letters, diary entries and music played when the Billing Ladies Ensemble rehearsed together in the home.”
This story of yesteryear starts with the grand opening of the mansion in 1903 and incorporates personal letters shared between family members, music from the museum’s archives, and some very entertaining newspaper advertisements from the 1920s.
Bring a chair or blankets, borrow a chair from the mansion or reserve a table and relax in the colorful gardens; seating is limited. General admission reservations are $18 per person (available online). Add a reserved table (includes wait service) for up to eight people.
A beverage station allows the audience to purchase drinks before the show and gourmet picnic-style boxed dinners prepared by Zest Kitchen and Cookware will be available for purchase in advance. Gates open at 6 p.m., and curtains rise at 6:30 p.m. with intermission at 7:15.
Funding for Moss Summer Follies is supported in part by a grant from the Billings Community Foundation, dedicated to helping individual donors and charitable organizations meet the needs of the Greater Yellowstone Region of Montana.
For more information visit www.mossmansion.com or call 406-256-5100.