Publisher's note: Chapter IV is the continuation of a series that began with The Turnage Theater in Images: a Retrospect in Melody - Chapter I, with the last installment in the series, The Turnage Theater in Images: a Retrospect in Melody - Chapter III.
These chapters of the Turnage Theater, in retrospect, in these rare images offered below, are in chronological order, and if you do not see a show that you were particularly fond of; please, be aware of this one policy of mine - I did not publish images of every performer, only the ones I rather enjoyed. My mother made a deep impression on me: "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Additionally, all photos for this article have never been published prior to this post.
For the few years that the Turnage Theater did operate as an ongoing concern, they did book at least one Christmas show each year. In 2009, they booked, and I did attend "Christmas the Cowboy Way," featuring the Riders in the Sky. It was a great show, where they featured primarily Christmas tunes from their titular album. If anyone had any reservations as to whether this was the season to be merry, one need only to follow the sage advice of Ranger Doug:
"Christmas is a time of dream and fantasy as well as a celebration of good and of faith. Our dreams, our fantasies, our communal experience as men and musicians are reflected here. Happy Holidays, saddle pals, from all of us... may your days be merry and bright!"