1st Gold Rush Musical by Atlanta Duo Street & Stoltze is ‘Chuckluck City’ In Mississippi

(Atlanta, JG) A “play-within-a-play” set in the north Georgia mountains during America’s first Gold Rush in 1833 has been written by veteran Atlanta Actors Elliott Street and Barry Stoltze.

CHUCKLUCK CITY Written by Elliott Street / Music by Barry Stoltze

THE COMPANY OF ANGELS’  HISTORICAL MELODIES & DRAMA OF AMERICA'S FIRST GOLD RUSH!    CHUCKLUCK CITY   Written by Elliott Street  Music by Barry Stoltze

Elliott Street / Barry Stoltze

“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

Only Six Faces of Barry
GOLD PROSPECTOR MURDERED

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Historical Background 

America’s First Gold Rush

 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. 

Shafumpha News Wire

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

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4 thoughts on “1st Gold Rush Musical by Atlanta Duo Street & Stoltze is ‘Chuckluck City’ In Mississippi

  1. I am always intrigued by stories set in the historic south (having performed as Mark Twain since 1975), and wish you well. Besides the geographic setting, there is a camaraderie with the element of the gold rush theme that has been a source of adventure in American literature.

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