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Virginia City

musicals and operas · wisehart productions · Ages 13+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States

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“The music is magnificent, and the lyrics are very clever. Beautiful harmonies. Great ensemble.”
—Aaron Kozak, playwright, “The Birthday Boys” and “Round Rock”

“Grand songs and witty dialog.”
—Tony Bartolone, LA Theatre Review

“Delightful. Very moving. I definitely recommend it.”
—Samantha Evans, HFF reviewer

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 scandalous showgirl Adah Isaacs Menken, Sam finds his voice and becomes Mark Twain.


ADAH ISAACS MENKEN-Jennifer Bronstein
ROSE-Tyler Olshansky
WILL-Till Wolter
JOHN PIPER-Owen Arthur Reynolds
JOE GOODMAN-Richie Ferris
DAN DE QUILLE-Jonathan Brett
BETTY-Xue-Lian Lei

Costume Designer: Paula Soltero
Composer/Music Director: Daniel Wisehart
Book/Lyrics/Director/Producer: David Wisehart


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* Fringe Veteran

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