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Queen of the Mist


Musical in 2 Acts.  Music by Michael John LaChiusa. Commissioned by Transport Group Theatre

The Gym at Judson Memorial Church, Off Broadway - 6th November, 2011


Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901 at the age of 63, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine vies for her legacy in a world clamouring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists and activists. Convinced that there is greatness in her and determined not to live as ordinary, she sets out to battle her fear and tempt her fate.

Musical Numbers


  1. Opening - Company
  2. There Is Greatness In Me - Anna Edson Taylor
  3. A Letter to Jane/The Tiger - Anna, Jane
  4. Charity - Panhandlers, Anna
  5. Glorious Devil/The Waters - Barker, Company, Anna
  6. The Barrel/Cradle or Coffin - Anna
  7. Types Like You - Mr. Russell, Anna
  8. Do the Pan! - Company, Anna, Mr. Russell
  9. Floating Cloud/Cradle or Coffin Reprise - Rivermen, Anna
  10. Laugh at the Tiger - Anna
  11. On the Other Side - Mr. Russell
  12. Act One Finale - Mr. Russell, Company, Anna


  1. The Quintessential Hero - Anna, Company
  2. Million Dolla’ Momma - Mr. Russell
  3. Expectations - Mr. Russell
  4. Bookings (Part One) - New Manager, Company, Anna
  5. Break Down the Door - Carrie Nation, Company
  6. The Green - Anna
  7. Bookings (Part Two) - Anna, New Manager
  8. Postcards - Company
  9. The Fall (Act Two Finale) - Anna, Company



French Horn
Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2