The Mountain Song

Licensing materials available December 2023.

The Mountain Song is the tale of a carpenter who climbs mountains and traverses rivers in order to attend his daughter’s wedding – without a clue as to where it’s taking place.

6-15 M/F
60 minutes


PigPen Theatre Co.

PigPen Theatre Co.

Book, Music, and Lyrics PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of theatre, music, and film as freshmen at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2007. They have since produced their original plays in New York City and toured the country –...

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"There's a lot to like in ''The Mountain Song.'' And quite often, there's a little something to love."

The New York Times


5 Musicians

Actor 1 (Accordion), Actor 2 (Banjo), Actor 3 (Bass), Actor 4 (Guitar), Actor 5 (Percussion)


Casting Note

A note from PigPen: Cast the story however you like - with as many or as few performers as you have available. The original production was built around six of PigPen’s founding ensemble members and the roles were distributed as follows:

Actor 1
MOUNTAIN: A rather verbose, talking mountain, who narrates the tale. Kind, and full of folksy charm.

Actor 2
CARPENTER: A father who can build nearly anything with his hands if he sets his mind to it. Thoughtful and determined.

Actor 3
YOUNG ABIGAIL: The carpenter’s daughter. She can’t speak with her voice. Playful and incredibly intelligent.
SECOND SCOUNDREL: Part of the gang.
EMMIT JONES: A giant of a man who lives in the wilderness. Boyish and gregarious and always willing to help those in need.

Actor 4
FIRST MESSENGER: Eager and bad at holding his tongue.
THIRD SCOUNDREL: Also, just part of the gang.
JEFFREY: Calvin’s friend and hunting partner. Possibly even less intelligent than Calvin.
COWBOY: The mayor of a “town” and the end of a river. Full of energy and finds creative ways to deal with his loneliness.
ABIGAIL: A fully grown version of Young Abigail. Highly Educated and extremely kind, and a good mother to her own daughter.

Actor 5
SECOND MESSENGER: Strict and with a flare for the dramatic. Frustrated with their partner.
GOOSE: A talking goose who spends his days flying and contemplating the world. Affable and easy going.

Actor 6
FIRST SCOUNDREL: Hangs out with their pals at the edge of town, warning travelers.
COYOTE: A talking Coyote that knows how to shoot a gun. Extremely menacing but lazy.
CALVIN: A hunter. Pious and rather stupid.

Some birds.

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

4 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Conductor Scores

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.


For this show, the Piano/Conductor score is full score - no piano.

Production Resources

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Full Conductor Score

An ideal solution for those who choose to conduct their show from the podium, as opposed to the piano. Each detailed instrument staff is always right in front of you--giving you the most comprehensive layout for full control of your orchestra.

$125/Print, $100/Digital, $175/both

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

Digital PC or PV $50
Full Digital Orchestration Set $150

Broadway Plus

A workshop experience in which a Broadway artist speaks and works with students in an educational setting through our partnership with Broadway Plus.

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TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)

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