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Program - Musical Synopsis of Scenes


Mountain Days:

The John Muir Musical

Act I

"Overture" Orchestra
SCENE 1: Glasgow, Scotland and a ship at sea (1849)
"Come Away" Immigrants, Muir Family

SCENE 2: Fountain Lake Farm, Wisconsin (several months later)
"The Work Song" Farmers, Muir family

SCENE 3: Hickory Hill Farm, Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State Fair (summer, 1860)
"Curious Machines" Young John, Daniel Muir and Farmers

SCENE 4: The Carr House, Madison, Wisconsin (immediately following)
"Extraordinary" Jean & Ezra Carr and Young John

SCENE 5: The Osgood Factory, Indianapolis, Indiana (1867)
"The Work Song" (reprise) : Factory Workers

SCENE 6: Indiana to the Gulf of Mexico (the months following)
"The Thousand Mile Walk" John and various Americans

SCENE 7: San Francisco Warf (March 28, 1868)
"No Place as Wild as San Francisco" Denizens of San Francisco

SCENE 8: The Sierra Navada Mountains (that summer)
"Climb the Mountains" Chilwell, John and Young John

SCENE 9: The Hutchings Hotel, Yosemite (several years later)
"Getting Back to Nature" Louella, Athea, Terese, Ladies, Hutchings, Chilwell and John

SCENE 11: Jean Carr's home, Oakland, CA (September, 1874)
"Altitude" John and Louie

SCENE 12: Yosemite (three years later)
"A Deleterious Impasse" John



Act II

"Entr'Acte" Orchestra

SCENE 1: The Strenzel Ranch, Martinez, California (several weeks later)

SCENE 2: A House in San Francisco and the Strenzel Ranch (1877-1880)
"Love's in Bloom in Martinez" Louella, Athea and Ladies

SCENE 3: The Muir home on Strenzel ranch (10 years later)
"The Political Waltz" Phelan, Pinchot, John and Politicians
"Love is Knowing When to Let You Go" Louie Muir

SCENE 4: Mirabella Woods, Yosemite (1903)
"Bully" Theodore Roosevelt and John

SCENE 5: The Muir home (a few weeks later)
"Ordinary Things" John and Louie

SCENE 6: Europe and The Muir Home (1904-1906)
"Love is Knowing When to Let You Go" (reprise) John

SCENE 7: The Muir Home and Washington, D.C. (1906-1913)
"A Valley Has a Soul" John

SCENE 8: A Hospital Room, Los Angeles and John's mind (December, 1914)
"Ghosts" All
"Climb the Mountains" (reprise) Louie and All

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