The Story of Meet Your Mountain


It's the spring of 1846, and hundreds of people have made the choice to leave behind their homes, their friends, their lives… to cross an uncharted continent in search of new lives in the California territory. Inspired by actual historyMeet Your Mountain tells the story of sixteen of those people, sixteen people who traveled with the infamous Donner Party. They have a variety of reasons for going, but they are all just plain folks with a dream of something better.

Together, they ford flooded rivers, trudge across prairies, hack trails through overgrown canyons, struggle across barren deserts, and scramble up steep mountain peaks. Some die along the way, and those who make it to the end of the journey will face an unspeakable choice.  

 In the actions of the Reeds and the Donners, we witness, perhaps surprisingly: joy, optimism, determination, faith, love, and triumph. Because this isn’t a story about how half of them died; it’s a story about how half them lived. From one of the most gruesome episodes of the westward movement, this is a musical filled with hope and inspiration, with a score filled with songs which will make you smile, sing, laugh, cry, -- and rejoice.

 We're not so different from them, really. We're all on a journey, and we all have the power to choose how we will respond to challenges.

What will you do, when you Meet Your Mountain? 

Excerpt from "Wagons Roll," the opening number

Video Excerpt: “A Thousand Miles From Home,” the halfway point on the journey.