January 20 - February 7, 2016 - A world-premiere musical. In the mid 1800s, John Banvard created the first, really successful moving panorama, a three-mile long scrolled painting
celebrating the majesty of the Mighty Mississippi. Once a starving sketch artist, his creation catapulted him to a life of luxury and notoriety, but also brought competition and deception that threatened to push his passion to the wayside.
The St. Louis Rep crew painted a 600' long moving panorama for the show. They did a spectacular job. Hats off to the GEORAMA director, West Hyler, who took the more difficult road in producing a
real moving panorama for the show instead of digitally projecting the image. It was fabulous. Also, thank you to the St. Louis Rep Theater for believing in the
The musical was performed at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis through Feb. 7th, 2016, at the Emerson Studio Theatre at the Loretto-Hilton Center.