IMAGINE  you are a young man, a “fuse runner,”

whose job it is to light fuses and run as fast as you can to stay alive…

and then, do it all again.

It is 1866 in the Sierra Nevada.

Thousands of Chinese men are building the world's first

Transcontinental Railroad.

This is the world of GOLD MOUNTAIN.

A world where danger is an everyday occurrence.

A world where love and community are salvation.

Where one woman can changes the lives of all she touches.

GOLD MOUNTAIN, a new original musical, is a love story set against the backdrop of a pivotal event in America's history: the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. It is a heartfelt, universal tale that celebrates the striving immigrant spirit, the redemptive power of love, and the ultimate nobility of self-sacrifice among a team of Chinese railroad workers.

A HISTORICAL ROMANCE that melds the sound and form of the American musical with elements of Chinese opera, Far Eastern mythology, Confucian ideology and the poetry of Chinese language idioms.


NOVEMBER 4-20, 2021

The Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival will present a world premiere production of GOLD MOUNTAIN in the fall of 2021 at the West Valley Performing Arts Center. 

(Official announcement to come.)