Vicksburg Theatre Guild
2002-2003 Season



Music by Frederick Loewe
Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

Performances 20, 21, 27, & 28 September at 7:30 pm and
22 September at 2:00 pm

Paint Your Wagon closed on Saturday, 28 September 2002. The audiences had a great time, and the cast appreciated their energy!   Click here for the list of cast, production staff, and orchestra.

The musical Paint Your Wagon told the story of life in an 1853 California gold rush town. Based on the 1951 Broadway play, our production was much more family-oriented than the 1969 movie.  Paint Your Wagon featured love interests, singing, and can-can dancing in the tradition of the playwrights’ musical My Fair Lady.  Jennifer, Ben’s tomboy eighteen-year old daughter, falls in love with a young miner and matures into a sophisticated young lady.  Songs include They Call the Wind Maria, I Talk to the Trees, Elisa, Wandering Star, and many others.  The cast included junior high school-and-older singers and dancers in this ambitious production suitable for all ages.

Directors Barry & Earlene McCleave held auditions for Paint Your Wagon on 31 May  and 1 June at the Parkside Playhouse. There were 3 leads—a young woman, her father, and a young man—plus  singing gold miners, 2 female lead dancers, a male dancer, can-can dancers (about 8 fandangos), 2 female singers, and other speaking parts.


The picture links below contain pictures of Paint Your Wagon activities including auditions, callbacks, rehearsals, and performances:


Click here to see the Paint Your Wagon program in Adobe Acrobat format.

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