AN AMERICAN CLASSIC, RETOLD
Welcome to Shepherd the Musical, a new and compelling retelling of Harold Bell Wright’s bestselling novel, The Shepherd of the Hills. Come back to a world that’s green and rugged, a world that’s honest and close to the bone, a world of loyalty, betrayal, and forgiveness.
A Landmark Story
There was a time everyone knew Wright’s book; after all, it was the first million selling novel in American publishing history. The novel arrived in mailboxes all over the country, courtesy of Sears and Roebuck Co. And people in the cities responded by boarding trains and making their way to Branson where they would be ferried across the White River and hauled by mule-drawn wagon to Old Matt’s mill, which they picked to pieces for souvenirs.
That day is long gone, and it seems the old story just paved the way for timeshares and condos. Today few people know the names of Young Matt, Dad the Shepherd, Little Pete, or Sammy Lane.
We are committed to bringing these characters back to life with all the dynamism of Wright’s original novel because America needs his story of reconciliation more than ever!