Musicals

                       Judge Dunson's Secret
                                    An Oregon Story

                              Based on a novel by Abigail Scott Duniway
                               A Musical in Two Acts by John Granholm


                            Music and Lyrics by Jason Heald           




                                       Program Notes  

Abigail Scott Duniway (1834-1915) rose from quite ordinary beginnings as an Illinois farm girl to become a nationally famed champion of women's rights, and a popular author and publisher. Duniway, the best-known woman in Oregon history, was a true pioneer. Her journey to recognition began in 1852 when she traveled to the Pacific Coast by ox-drawn wagon at the age of 17. The hardships endured on the trail by the Scott party were proverbial. Cholera was epidemic, and before they reached Oregon, Abigail's mother and youngest brother had died. But the problems didn’t end there...  Read More


                     


                                                CHARACTERS  

Judge David Dunson ................................................A man in his late 40s

Dora Dunson .............................................................A woman in her mid 40s

Davy Dunson ............................................................ A boy about 10

Sadie Dunson ........................................................... A girl about 8

Zulieka Shannon/ Bridget O'Cannaly.......................A woman in her late 30s

Bertha Shannon (Mother) ........................................ An invalid woman in her 60s

Lizette .........................................................................An Irish woman in her 20s

Dr. Phineas McClurge ............................................... A woman in her 40s

President .....................................................................A middle-aged woman

General Dudley Vale .................................................. A man in his 60s

Secretary

Various Women's Congress Attendees

Various Townspeople



                              JUDGE DUNSON’S SECRET  (script)  

                                                     Act 1       

                                                     Act 2 


                   

 

                                        MUSICAL SELECTIONS


                        1. Overture  .......................................................MP3                                   

                        2. Pillar of the Community..................................MP3

                        3. He is Only a Boy.............................................MP3

                        4. I Never Left at all............................................MP3

                        5. There are Worse Ways to Make a Buck.........MP3

                        6. We Irish All Wish to Work...............................MP3

                        7. Letter of the Law.............................................MP3

                        8. Subtle Persuasion..........................................MP3

                        9. He Calls You Zukie.........................................MP3

                       10. Only in Oregon..............................................MP3

                       11. Pillar of Salt...................................................MP3

                       12. Women Love a Man in a Uniform..................MP3

                       13. He Never Said Goodbye................................MP3

                       14. I Can Change My Mind..................................MP3

                       15. One Hundred Years from Now.......................MP3