Spring 2021 Rocky Mountain School of the Arts in collaboration with affiliated nonprofit Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre is thrilled to be having all 3 of their annual spring performances live and in-person after they were cancelled last year due to COVID. Masterpieces of Ballet: Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 Masterpieces of Ballet is a full-length […]
Welcome to Cody, Wyoming!
Welcome to the town named after William F. Cody, better known as “Buffalo Bill”. As you will come to learn while visiting Cody, “Buffalo Bill” is famous for a lot of things, but he is most well-known for his world-renowned traveling show, “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show”. His show traveled all over the world and today his legacy lives on through museum exhibits, reenactments, and even a live Disney show in Paris. Cody was a performer at heart so what better way to tell his amazing life story than through an entertaining, original full-length musical, performed in the very town he helped establish.
Wild West Spectacular, The Musical is not only historical but hysterical. Audience members will see history come to life with added humor as Annie Oakley, “Wild” Bill Hickok, Frank Butler, and other colorful characters of the west join Buffalo Bill’s dream to become the world’s greatest showman. From start to finish; the acting, singing, and dancing in this fun, unexpected, action-packed production has audiences returning every year.
Wild West Spectacular, The Musical is produced by Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre, a local nonprofit performing arts organization in Cody, Wyoming. Summer 2021 will mark the 6th consecutive summer season. It is a 4-time award winning "Best Wild West Show" from True West Magazine and TripAdvisor’s 2020 Travelers Choice. The season runs for six weeks during the summer months in downtown Cody, Wyoming at the Historic Cody Theatre.
Opening Wednesday, June 30 at 7:30
July 1-4 performances at 2:00
July 7- August 7 performances every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30
The Cody Theatre; 1171 Sheridan Ave. Doors open 30 min before performances.
Tickets are $20, $12 kids 6-12; kids 5 and under are free.
Tour busses and large groups welcome; call 307-527-9973 for ticketing.
Tickets are available in advance at www.codywildwestshow.com, at the box office/Sweets Soda Pop Bar, Cody Trolley, or at the door if available.
Most people traveling through Wyoming are looking for the real western deal. Visitors want to go back in time to where the west was still wild; to experience exciting history firsthand, and to be amazed in some way. William F. Cody, historical figure and showman, is iconic for bringing the Wild West to audiences all […]
Natalia Magnicaballi (Principal) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been a principal dancer with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet since its conception in 1999 and with Ballet Arizona 2002-2018. A graduate of Teatro Colón, she became a principal dancer at the age of 19 with Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino. In Europe, she joined the Italian company Aterballetto under Mauro Bigonzetti’s direction. Her repertoire includes the lead roles in 30 Balanchine creations, the leads in the most beloved classic ballets, as well as works and premiers by Jirí Kylián, Roland Petit, Maurice Bejart, Mauro Bigonzetti, Jerome Robbins, Dwight Rhoden, Paul Mejia, Ib Andersen, Oscar Araiz, Mauricio Wainrot, Ana María Stekelman, Alberto Méndez, Christopher Wheeldon, and Alexei Ratmansky. She has toured and performed in the main houses and arena theatres in five continents including the Paris Opera Garnier and the Mariinsky Theatre. Natalia has been featured as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” and named “Best Dancer” by The Arizona Republic.
Photo Credit: ©Rosalie O’Connor Photography
RMDT had over 75 auditions this year; thank you to all who auditioned and congratulations to our 2020 summer cast. Cast Annie Oakley- Darby Johnson Buffalo Bill Cody- Evan Wambeke Clem- Ted Wambeke Clementine- Taylor Brotherton Frank Butler- Trevor Koch Irma- Cali Allen, Madison Dallman, Hayden Grant, Daelyn Kaelberer, Peyton Marsh Jess Willard- Cam Schott […]
Rocky Mountain School of the Arts is working hard to finish the year strong. In response to the quarantine, RMSA immediately began providing dance classes remotely. Livestream classes and recorded classes continue, and to date we have recorded over 90 videos and provided over 10 livestream classes. Piano lessons have also continued but our final […]
The Cody area maybe considered “rural”, but our arts and culture are far from it! Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre in Cody, Wyoming is offering an exciting new Musical Theatre Workshop for performers ages 11 through adult. With a wide variety of active musical theatre groups and performances in the area, the workshop hopes to excite […]
Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s 22nd Annual Nutcracker Production has now come and gone but the excitement continues. December 2019’s performances revealed the beginning stages of a new look and feel. Designed by Casey Kearns, the Nutcracker stage was reinvented through new backdrops and scenery. This will be an ongoing project over the next few years, […]
Local non-profit, Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre is proud to announce two new guest artists performing the roles of the Cavalier and the Sugar Plum Fairy for this year’s 22nd Annual Nutcracker Ballet. Randy Pacheco and Sasha Vincett are both soloists for Ballet Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona. Pacheco is from Camagűey, Cuba and has been dancing […]
Saturday, August 3 the 2019 cast of Wild West Spectacular the Musical took their final bow of the season. This Summer Season had 23 shows over 6 weeks at the historic Cody Theatre in downtown Cody, Wyoming.
Open auditions were held this spring and resulted in an 18 member cast and a 24 member dance ensemble. Being part of the cast takes commitment and dedication. Every night before a show, the cast meets with the Executive Director, Elizabeth Fernandez and Assistant RMDT Director, Brittany Schneider to go over notes, changes, mic checks, and warm-ups. Dancers stretch and run through dances. This all needs to be done before the doors opened to the audience at 7:30.
This was the 4th year for the show and every year continues to be bigger and better. Four new songs were added to the singing line up and one new tap number for the dancers. This season also brought 2 new characters to the stage; Gretel, a fictional fun loving spunky stage manager for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The non-fictional character, Liza (Elizabeth) Annie Oakley’s sister, was also added. Nate Salsbury had a more prominent role to further portray his important historical role as the manager for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
The final bow brought the best season to date of Wild West Spectacular the Musical to an end. With big dreams and visions inspired by Buffalo Bill Cody’s life and story, the summer of 2020 is sure to “razzle dazzle” even more crowds.
*RMDT is a non-for profit 501(c)3 and Wild West Spectacular is only possible through funding by grants and charities. We are thankful for this years supporters: The Blue Ridge Fund, Wyoming Arts Council, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, and the Cody Trolley Tours. We are also very thankful for all the area businesses who allow us to promote our show through posters & rack cards. If you are interested in supporting the Wild West Spectacular please contact RMDT at 307-527-9973.