Western entertainment comes to the east coast at First Night Scranton

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First Posted: 12/9/2014

Wild West Entertainment will bring back glory days of The Lone Ranger and Tonto to the First Night Scranton stage. They bring western style entertainment to the east coast.

Their motto is “No job to big or to small, from Broadway to birthday parties!” says it all. It shows they can entertain anyone in every capacity.

This fast moving Wild West arts show features Sue Kies and her husband, Harold, trick roping, target bull whips, comedy and juggling. The show is big on audience participation.

“The Wild West show is also very popular across all age demographics, ” said co-chairman of First Night Scranton, Doug Smith. “The children and their parents are able to get involved and if someone can’t get involved, they enjoy watching the show as well. The act is very interactive.”

“We like to bring up volunteers to try a basic flat loop,” said Mrs. Kies in an email to the Times Leader. “This is the first trick you would learn if you wanted to take up the sport of trickroping.”

First Night Scranton’s theme this year is America. The acts will help show the history of our country. Smith said the act is a significant representation of the 1800s history of America.

Audience members can see how cowboys entertained themselves on the trail and on the silver screen.

This is the couple’s third year at First Night Scranton and they said they are thrilled to entertain the area again.

Mrs. Kies became interested in trickroping because her father is a trick roper. Mr. Kies got into target whips just from enjoying the western arts and having a knack for them. The duo have been putting on the western show for the past 20 years. She is originally from Flanders, New Jersey and he is from Easton but they now reside in Bagnor.

They really enjoy the friendly atmosphere and appreciate the people who come see their show, they said.

They can’t wait to ring in another fun filled New Year’s Eve in NEPA.