"Flapper!", a madcap, musical-comedy tribute to the 1920s, opens at 6:30 tonight (Friday) in the Payson High School auditorium.
The Rim Country Middle School production, featuring a cast of more than 30 of Payson's up-and-coming thespians, is an enthusiastic rendering of an era of Stutz Bearcats, the Charleston, Ziegfield girls, raccoon coats, ukuleles, goldfish swallowers, flagpole sitters and gangsters.
The musical tells the story of Polly Pepper, a young flapper who will inherit a fabulous diamond necklace known as the "Ice Garden" when she turns 18. But along the way she has to overcome a group of mobsters, save her aunt from a confidence scheme and become a star of the Ziegfield Follies -- all before she even cuts the cake.
Tickets are $3 for children, $4 for adults and $15 for the entire family. A second performance will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.