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Overview


Synopsis

After years of searching for gold out West, Ben Rumson and his young daughter, Jennifer, strike it rich. At the burial service of another miner, Jennifer discovers a gold nugget and Rumson Town is born. The strike encourages other miners to move to Rumson Town and a boomtown is formed. Meanwhile, Jennifer falls in love with a Mexican prospector, Julio Valveras. Accustomed to the complete lack of female presence in town, the men feel uncomfortable with Jennifer's presence, so Ben sends her back East to school. When, a while later, she returns back to the town unexpectedly, she discovers that Rumson Town has become a ghost town and Julio is gone. With determination and bravery, Jennifer seeks out Julio and is finally reunited with the man she loves. Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon is a story of determination and dreams, featuring songs including "I Talk to the Trees", "Wandering' Star" and the run-away hit, "They Call The Wind Maria".


Characters

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Supporting

Tenor



Show Information

Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1951
Genres
Comedy
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, early teen, late teen, young adult characters

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