The Trail To Oregon! Coming to The Barbershop Theater

Many of us remember playing The Oregon Trail video game as kids, with its strangely successful mixture of children’s education with frequent fatalities (I don’t recall mortality featuring in Freddi Fish). For those of you too old or young to have played this in the 80’s-00’s, the game is about making it from the beginning to the end of the Oregon trail, teaching children about the difficulties of pioneer life. You buy supplies, are met with good or bad luck, and many characters die. Every choice matters.

Now Nashville’s Street Theatre Company presents The Trail To Oregon! Originally written and produced by Team StarKid (of “A Very Potter Musical” fame), the musical comedy parodies the video game series and follows a pioneer family as they journey westward to make a new life for themselves. Director Jonah M. Jackson says “Trail to Oregon is extra special because of how different every performance is! The audience plays a big part in the show, and even gets to decide how it ends each night!” Who will die of dysentery?

The Trail to Oregon! will be performed at the Barbershop Theater March 8-23. For more information and for tickets (opening weekend is already sold out): Street Theatre Company

Please note: this show is recommended for ages 16+ for mature language and content.

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