“The title is from the Western Herald, 1833. Not only did we reprint the verse from which it came, but we reprinted several articles from the period and advertisements as background story for the play. Auraria had become such a bust town so fast that the law was always having to send “Charlies” out to handle all of the disturbances in the area: thus, the name “Chuckluck City.” – Mr. Street
News of the discovery of gold in north Georgia spread as quickly as a lightening strike and prospectors poured in just as fast. The boomtown of Auraria sprung up to accommodate miners, but later mining activities centered in Dahlonega. Frank Moon, a fifth generation gold prospector describes how gold fever gets in one’s system as he demonstrates panning for the shiny ore.
Broadway and out-of-town production forums were ripe with speculation about their next collaboration. It could not be confirmed from them how far along they are with the new sequel to Oklahoma!, now entitled Buckhead! Apparently, the Torch Song Specialist Dejie Johnson and solid musical veteran Glenn Rainey are in negotiations as is a ‘Riverdance-esque’ choreography suite from Eddie Levi Lee. ccb
- Morty Calls Radio Show on “Lend Me An Ear” (performancegallery.wordpress.com)
- Gold prospectors head for Angeles National Forest hills (abclocal.go.com)
- As prices soar, a new gold rush emerges in the West (cnn.com)