Book by West Hyler and Matt Schatz
Music by Matt Schaltz, Additional Music and Lyrics by Jack Herrick
Directed by West Hyler

January 20 - February 07 , 2016

2015-2016 Studio Season

The Story

A world-premiere musical. In the mid 1800s, John Banvard created the first georama, a three-mile long scrolled painting celebrating the majesty of the Mighty Mississippi. Once a starving sketch artist, his creation catapulted him to a life of luxury and notoriety, but also brought competition and deception that threatened to push his passion to the wayside. Georama illustrates an artist’s rise and fall, and the choice between the art he loves and the life he’s always longed for.

Creative & Production Staff

Musical Director: Jacob Yates
Scenic Designer: Scott C. Neale
Costume Designer: Margaret E. Weedon
Lighting Designer: Ann Wrightson
Sound Designer: Rusty Wandall
Stage Manager: Shannon B. Sturgis
Casting: Rich Cole and Bob Cline


P.J. Griffith (John Banvard)
Jillian Louis (Elizabeth)
Randy Blair (Taylor)
Dan Sharkey (William Chapman and others)
Emily Mikesell (Woman/Musician)
Jacob Yates (Man/Musician)

Production Notes

This production was the world premiere of Georama.

St. Louis Theater Circle Awards

Outstanding Set Design in a Musical (Scott C. Neale, tie)