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.

This is the world of GOLD MOUNTAIN.

A world where danger is an everyday occurrence.

A world where Love is 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.


MAY 8-11, 2019

Utah’s commission for the Transcontinental Railroad 150th Celebration has announced that GOLD MOUNTAIN will be presented as one of the cultural events commemorating the landmark anniversary. There will be two performances in Salt Lake City, May 8th and 9th, followed by two in Ogden, May 10th and 11th.

DECEMBER 14, 2017

Jason Ma is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation's 2017 Cole Porter Award for his work in GOLD MOUNTAIN. The award is given annually to an emerging composer/lyricist and presented at the ASCAP Foundation Honors Celebration at JAZZ at Lincoln Center.

OCTOBER 21, 2017

GOLD MOUNTAIN was presented as a staged concert

at TheTimesCenter in New York City with a full cast, spearheaded by Baayork Lee's National Asian Artists Project in partnership with Prospect Theater Company, with Broadway star Ali Ewoldt leading the company and superb direction provided by Alan Muraoka.




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