Paint Your Wagon (by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe)Wgon Train

September 7, 2012

Synopsis

This “gold-bustin’” musical, tells a boom-and-bust story of the 1880s California Gold Rush. Prospector Ben Rumson discovers gold and hundreds of prospectors rush to Rumson Creek, a boom town with a serious shortage of women. Saloon girls arrive, love stories develop and prosperity reigns. When the gold runs out, the miners move on, typifying American hopes of finding wealth and happiness through the unending readiness to paint your wagon and head over the horizon.

Directed by Jane Pierrepont • Assistant Director Nick Hoppner.