When 3D Theatricals brought the timeless stage production “Oklahoma” to Southern California, they needed some help with the trick roping section of the show. So who did they call? Trick Roper Christy Lewis of course! Christy was brought in to teach the show’s featured talent the basics of trick roping and visited the rehearsal hall on multiple occasions. Once the talent had mastered the basics with the lariat, she choreographed the roping routines for the production.
The opening night of the show was an exciting occasion. The featured talent spun their ropes with enthusiasm and had a superb opening night. Following the show Christy and Jay had the opportunity to visit with the cast at the opening night party and compliment the cast on a job well done!
Way up north in Susanville in Lassen County, yes we go there too. The Lassen County School Distrct brought all their 4th grade students (and there was a ton) to the Lassen County Fairgrounds for a California history program and activity day. Busses traveled from all over the widespread county, filled with enthusiastic youth ready to experience the old west.
Lewis Events was invited to bring California history to life for the unique experience. So we packed up the truck and made the long trip. Exciting activities included gold panning, rope making, candle making, butter churning, old west games, virtual calf roping, trick roping, jump rope contests, branding, dancing, and dress-up photos.
To acommodate the large crowd, activities were spread throughout the fairground’s facilities. See you next year Susanville!
After two busy days of shows and activities, we took a road trip across the mountains and down the coast of California.
We did go west . . . almost all the way to Malibu. Set in the heart of the historic Paramount movie ranch, we rolled up our sleeves and created a western experience for the employees and guests of a westside advertising agency.
To bring the wild west alive at Paramount, Lewis Events brought mouth watering BBQ cuisine, an exciting and bustling saloon casino, trick roping, cattle drive pony rides, foot stomping entertainment, strike it rich gold panning, atmosphere characters, virtual calf roping, unique western theme decor and a real live thundering stagecoach.
The original Paramount studios rach provided the perfect setting for a great old west special event. Both indoor and outdoor areas were used for the variety of event activities, dining, entertainment and socializing. This amazing location has been used for an almost endless list of movies and productions including Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and most recently Carnivale.
And yes, we did ride the stage into the sunset.
The 2017 Tornament of Roses Parade was held this year on January 2nd and it was a beautiful day for a parade! Christy rode again this year making it her 12th ride down Colorado Boulevard with the Spirit of the West Riders. The group is famous for bringing the old west alive with authentic and reproduction wardrobe, saddles and tack. Here is a photo tour of the amazing experience.
The crowds eagerly anticipate the parade on Colorado Boulevard.
The pre-parade staging area also known as the “pit”.
A flyover by the steath bomber officially begins the parade.
And finally the Spirit of the West Riders.
The relaxing walk after the 5+ mile parade to the post parade area.
Laurie in her self-made costume.
Christy and Jake.
Emily brushing out Jake.
See you next year!