Paint Your Wagon

Paint Your Wagon: Music by Frederick Loewe. Libretto and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Set in the California Hills, Jennifer, the uneducated 16-year-old daughter of Ben Rumson, finds gold on their property. A gold rush town is soon erected, bearing Rumson’s name. With the influx of “frustrated” gold miners, Rumson realizes that his daughter is more of a woman than he thought. To his dismay, he discovers she has fallen in love with Julio, a Mexican Gold miner. To end the relationship, he promptly sends her to boarding school in the East. The trials of too many men competing for the affections of too few women.

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