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Brooke Pankonin | Johnson Publications

Christopher Terry (left) and Kenyon Gaar perform in the Front Street Crystal Palace Revue in Ogallala. 

Front Street show features two of Grant’s own

By Brooke Pankonin

Grant Tribune Sentinel

Kenyon Gaar and Christopher Terry of Grant, who will be seniors this fall at Perkins County Schools, can be found this summer performing at the Front Street Crystal Palace Revue in Ogallala. 

The show, performed at Front Street Steakhouse at 519 E First St., is about life in an old west cattle town in the late 1800s, when cowboys came to Ogallala following the cattle drive from Texas. The Crystal Palace was an actual saloon.

Now in its 54th year, it’s the longest running summer stock theater production in Nebraska.

Locals in the show

Gaar had asked Terry to accompany him to auditions for the show in early May. Terry said he had planned to just tag along, but after Gaar encouraged him to audition, he decided to give it a go. 

Auditions consisted of an interview and performing vocal selections. 

Gaar said upon arrival, Terry’s nerves were getting the best of him. 

“He was SO nervous, but we both ended up making it, and I’m glad I got him to do it.” said Gaar.



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