The musical GEORAMA premiered in 2016 at the St. Louis Rep in St. Louis, MO.
In the mid 1800s, John Banvard created the first, really successful moving panorama, a three-mile long scrolled painting celebrating the mighty Mississippi River. (read more about Banvard in the section
below). Fast forward to the 21st Century. West Hyler and Matt Schatz created the musical GEORAMA,
with music written by Jack Herrick, to celebrate the life of this largely-forgotten artist. It premiered in January 2015.
The St. Louis Rep crew painted a 600 foot long moving panorama for
the show. This humongous effort was lead by Scott C. Neal. Hats off to GEORAMA director, West Hyler, who took the WAY more difficult road in creating a real moving panorama for the show instead of digitally projecting the image.