Paint Your Wagon is a musical from the creators of My Fair Lady and Camelot. This Lerner and Loewe gem is set in the California gold rush and tells the story of a motley group of gold miners. It is a moving tale of ambition, love and home. Featuring shimmering numbers such as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees” and “Wand’rin’ Star,” this reimagined adaptation has a revised book by Jon Marans and is produced in association with On the Wagon Productions and Garmar Ventures.
The words hell and damn are used throughout the show.
The words whore, shit and piss are each used.
Many lines of dialogue and song lyrics contain sexual innuendo. In several instances, the staging contains sexual innuendo.
Drugs and Alcohol
Numerous characters are shown drinking and/or smoking. Many lines of dialogue and song lyrics refer to alcohol. In two instances, characters are shown drunk onstage.
The show contains several violent scenes, including incidents with guns, knives, and physical altercations.
A male character hits his wife. She is later depicted as a survivor of domestic violence.
As characters from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds capitalize on the gold rush, many of them exhibit racist and xenophobic attitudes. The themes of racism, self-segregation and sexism are explored throughout the show.
References are made to prostitution, plural marriage, domestic violence and gambling addiction.
A character is killed; another character commits suicide.