May 18, 2012
MARK TWAIN MUSICAL “VIRGINIA CITY” PREMIERES AT THE 2012 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HOLLYWOOD May 18, 2012 – The Wisehart brothers will premiere their Mark Twain musical VIRGINIA CITY at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June.
VIRGINIA CITY is a new musical about finding your voice.
A young drifter named Sam Clemens lands a job as a reporter in an Old West mining town. Inspired by a visit from a scandalous showgirl, Sam finds his voice and becomes Mark Twain.
“My brother and I lived in Virginia City when we were kids,” said David Wisehart, who wrote the book and lyrics, as well as directed and produced the show, which his younger brother Daniel composed. “We became fascinated by the tales of Mark Twain’s days in the Old West. He arrived in Virginia City as a failed prospector named Sam Clemens and left twenty months later as a successful writer named Mark Twain. What happened to him in Virginia City? How did Sam reinvent himself? How did a poor young drifter from...