The Donner Party

Apr 19, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Venue: Main Stage

Music by Eric Rockwell, Book & Lyrics by Margaret Rose

Starring: Jerry Lee as George Donner, Michael RJ Campbell as James Reed, Vivienne Cleary as Margaret Reed, Maggie Hollinbeck as Tamsen Donner

Directed By: Michael Laun & Margaret Rose

Parental Guidance: Appropriate for 4th Grade & Up

Community Partnership: Sutter's Fort

2:00pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 8:00pm 2:00pm 8:00pm


The cast of The Donner Party Photo by Charr Crail © 

Preview performances April 19 – 22; Opening night is April 22.

Sign interpreted performance is May 5.

Specially commissioned and developed by STC, this dramatic new musical chronicles the true story of the harrowing travels of pioneers who faced unspeakable trials when trapped in the high Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846 to 1847. Written by Eric Rockwell and Margaret Rose, California natives and authors of STC’s 2013 production of A Little Princess, this world premiere musical continues STC’s commitment to produce new, locally-relevant works each season.

Group rates and special student performances available. Please contact Group Sales at 916-446-7501 ext 120 or for more information.

Please note that the above show times reflect the regular weekly performance schedule, and additional performances may occasionally be added. Check for all currently available performances.

The Donner Party Study Guide

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Listen to Directors Michael Laun & Margaret Rose on KFBK



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