IDAHO! The Comedy Musical

July 6-17, 2016

VENUE: Reynolds Hall

This isn’t your grandmother’s prairie musical. In fact, it’s funny, irreverent and fresh. Born out of wedlock from the golden age of American musicals, IDAHO! The Comedy Musical is a great big tater sack of fun, whether you love musicals or absolutely hate them.

What’s it about? Three couples on the frontier and the comedy that ensues. This brand new show is still in development and it has everything you look for in a blockbuster musical. It has laughs, it has songs, it has romance and yes, it has potatoes. This musical comedy will leave you in stitches and political correctness flapping in the breeze.

The Smith Center is excited to give our audiences a chance to see a new production while it is in development and before it goes to Broadway. Idaho! The Comedy Musical just has a great script and the music is delivered by extraordinary performers. Consider this your opportunity to peek behind the curtain and see how Broadway shows are developed, and experience the creative process in action.

Written by Buddy Sheffield with music by Buddy Sheffield and Keith Thompson, IDAHO! The Comedy Musical will be produced by The Smith Center. IDAHO! The Comedy Musical may not be appropriate for all audiences. This show contains adult content and language. PG 13 suggestive references, humor.

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Alex Ellis (Ida)

(Broadway's Catch Me If You Can, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever)

"I hate arithmetic...barely passed it by the skin of my knees." - Ida Dunham


Carmen Ruby Floyd (Mavis)

(Broadway's Chicago, Avenue Q, Disney's The Lion King)

"Woe be the lady who's got a past that's shady." - Mavis White Eagle


Jessica Fontana (Cassie)

(Broadway's Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Baby It's You)

"There's something that I should be doing instead of falling in love with you."
- Cassie Purdy


Nathaniel Hackmann (Whip Masters)

(Broadway's Les Misérables, Disney's Beauty and the Beast)

"I'm locked in a classic struggle of the hard working little guy against the avaricious fat cat!" - Whip Masters

Matt Loehr

Matt Loehr (Slim)

(Broadway's The Book of Mormon, The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)

"Just cause I'm stayin' don't mean I'm stayin' in one place. I got big plans!"
- Slim Johnson


Jen Perry (Auntie Pearlie)

(Broadway's Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia! at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas)

"I gave up on miracles years ago. Now I'm just hopin' for body heat."
- Auntie Pearlie

Jay Rogers (Uncle Fate)

(Broadway's Cleavage, Idaho! at New York Musical Theatre Festival)

"Lead us not into frustration as we go from day to day." - Uncle Fate


Paul Vogt (Jed)

(Broadway's Hairspray, Chicago, Hairspray at Luxor in Las Vegas)

"A man ain't responsible for nothing he long as he can find somebody else to blame it on." - Jed Strunk




Allison Blair McDowell

Allison Blair McDowell

Amanda Ride

Alyssa Brizzi

Alyssa Brizzi

Belle / Dream Cassie

Blake Hammond

Blake Hammond

Exposition Jack / Doc Generic / Dream Jed

Christine Hudman

Holly Holcomb

Crazy Betty Felter

Christine Hudman

Christine Hudman

Anita Polk

Alex Puette

Hank / Dream Whip

Christine Hudman

Destinee Rea


Christine Hudman

Robbie Roby

George Meanie / Assistant Choreographer & Dance Captain

Christine Hudman

Connor Russell

Yank Daley

Christine Hudman

James Tabeek

Manny Meany


Andy Has Designs on Idaho!

Wednesday June 30, 2016. IDAHO! The Comedy Musical, a Smith Center production in Reynolds Hall July 6-17, is written by Buddy Sheffield with music by Buddy Sheffield and local Las Vegan Keith Thompson. But, there’s another local involved in this hilarious takeoff on Broadway musicals: Andy Walmsley, the set designer. Myron Martin, President and CEO of The Smith Center, contacted Walmsley about designing sets for this original sho






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