IRON RIVER— Final preparations are taking place for the sixth annual Rum Rebellion Revue, which will take place on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at Windsor Auditorium.
This year’s Revue themes are all-new, note organizers.
“The 2012 Revue is different in that unlike previous Revues that were sponsored by Iron River Community Concepts, this summer’s Revue is sponsored by the Iron County Historical Museum Society. However, that is the only aspect of the Revue that is unique.”
Again this summer, the veteran Revue cast will be returning to give voice to the radio dramatization that brings local history to life. The musical group, the Pixies, will be providing their own style of entertainment during the performance.
For three of the past five Revues, the theme has been the 1920 Rum Rebellion in Iron River. However, for 2012, there will be all new themes.
The Revue will feature the time span of 1882-1932 and will commemorate the 50-year anniversary of iron mining in the Iron River area.
The audience will hear from those involved in the formative years of the mining industry.
There will also be a segment on the history of the Iron County Fair, which began in the late 1880s. The fair schedule nearly paralleled the 50-year span, having first taken place in the downtown business district.
To wrap up the program, there will be thumbnail sketches of some of the early pioneer business people of the era, including how some of them arrived in Iron County.
Interspersed throughout the radio show will be musical numbers by the Pixies.
The Pixies have been fan favorites each year as they sing and dance their way into the hearts of the audience. The Pixies have become well-known for their dancing but are also accomplished singers.
The Iron County Historical Museum Society is sponsoring the Rum Rebellion Revue as a fundraiser. Advance tickets at $8 each will be going on sale in mid-June for the July 20th event.