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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.

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.

See the Show!

Horizons of Gold can be seen at the following locations...

Overshadowed Theatrical Productions
Itasca, IL
(Chicago Area)
Sept 9 - Oct 1


Master Arts Theatre Grand Rapids, MI Sept 15 - Oct 8


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


The following merchandise is available for purchase…

Horizons Sample CD ($7.50)

Horizons DVD ($25.00)

Specify Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun Cast.

Horizons T-Shirts ($15.00)

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Horizons Piano/Vocal Book ($20.00)

Horizons Premier Photo Book ($15.00)

Merchandise orders are requested via email using the link below. Please let us know what you’d like to purchase and we’ll get back to you soon to discuss payment details. Merchandise orders will have an additional shipping rate applied when applicable.


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