Go West!

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  • Overture
  • Go West!
  • Wagons, Ho!
  • My Pony And Me
  • Steamboatin'
  • Keep Rollin'
  • Where I Make My Home
  • Go For The Gold!
  • Reprise: Go West!


The cast of characters can be broadened or contained by splitting roles or combining them. Here is a list of speaking parts as they appear in the script.

  • James Marshall: The young man who first discovered gold while building a water wheel for John Sutter in California.
  • John Soule: The young editorial newspaper writer for the Terre Haute Express who first coined the phrase "Go West, Young Man! And grow up with the country!"
  • Wagon Master: In charge of leading a wagon train to the west
  • Pioneer Woman 1 & 2
  • Pioneer Man 1 & 2
  • Cowpoke 1, 2, & 3: Boys or girls
  • Hank: The lead Cowpoke
  • Miner 1, 2, & 3
  • Robert Fulton: Introduced the steamboat to America
  • Steamboat Captain
  • Captain's First Mate
  • Mr. Henry: A railroad worker
  • Brigham Young: Mormon leader who lead a group of Mormon settlers to Salt Lake City. He became the first Governor of the Utah Territory.
  • Yellow Rose of Texas: A colorful woman of Texas history
  • Tex: A Texan
  • Mayor of Independence, Missouri where many wagon trains commenced.
  • Peter Cooper: Inventor of the Tom Thumb, one of the first locomotives in the U.S.
  • Townsperson 1, 2, & 3
  • Horse Owner
  • Announcer 1
  • Announcer 2
  • Native American (man or woman)
  • Trapper Woman
  • Trapper Man
  • Farmer
  • Sailor
  • Mountain Man

Choreography and Staging suggestions are also included.