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A story of perseverance amidst shattered dreams.

Rose is a young Mexican migrant, abandoned and lost in turbulent 1930’s California. She clings to Margaret Thomas, a Kansas farmwife displaced by the dust bowl. Together they grieve a lost family and search for home and healing in the midst of unrelenting hardships. Could John Bollen, the generous wheat farmer down the road, be a savior for them both? A powerful journey of the heart unfolds for three people who find their lives intertwined, each desperate to heal the past and embrace a new future.

See the Show!

Performances at:
Miami University Hamilton
Parrish Auditorium
1601 University Blvd
Hamilton, OH 45011

Show Dates:
August 12th - 14th

Show Times:

  • Friday 7:30pm
  • Saturday 2:00pm
  • Saturday 7:30pm
  • Sunday 2:00pm

Reserved Tickets

  • $15.50 Gold (prime seats)
  • $12.50 Adult
  • $10.50 Child (13 and under)

Cast information

The roles of Rose, Nettie and Pearl are double cast.

  • Friday Night and Saturday Matinee feature: Baylee Forbin (Rose), Faith Marsh (Nettie) and Quinn York (Pearl)
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Matinee feature: Claire Smith (Rose), Abbie Patrick (Nettie) and Emily Meinerding (Pearl)

Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. A limited number of handicap accessible seating is available. The Saturday matinee performance will be sign-interpreted for the hearing impaired. Special reserved seating is available. For more information please contact Kristen at kristenk4@gmail.com or 513.292.4528.

Show Specs

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Cast Requirements

Requires: 3 leading actors, many supporting roles and an active ensemble

Singing Level: Medium to Advanced

Dancing Level: Medium

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Set Requirements

Horizons of Gold takes place in several locations and times but mainly in Goodland Kansas in the summer of 1940. The flexible set can created as intricately or simply as desired.

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Orchestrations are available for a 16 piece orchestra. Professional, fully orchestrated accompaniment tracks are available.

Creative Team

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—Jeff Smith, Composer/Orchestrator
—James Kenniv, Composer

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—Beth Kenniv, Playwright/Lyricist
—Dave Thompson, Lyricist


“Horizons of Gold is a beautifully written story: well-shaped dialogue, excellent lyrics and soaring lush melodies enhanced with professional quality orchestrations.  The beautiful moments of this piece will leave your heart overflowing.”

“This is a classic musical that delicately and intelligently weaves a timeless story within a historical era. It's reinforced by a beautiful score, and it revolves around a cast of well-defined characters that work through racial tensions, death, loyalty, and new beginnings. This impressive effort is a definite crowd-pleaser!”

—Michelle Zimmerman, Professional Actress


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