The Last Salmon, a chamber musical for kids of all ages and the people who love them, uses contemporary music to tell a story that begins with the Native American First Salmon ceremony.
Learn about the life cycle of wild salmon by following Buck, Spring, and the rest of their fishy crew from their first explorations of their river home, out into the wide ocean, and home again. On their journey, they deal with many human obstacles. The miracle of their return to the river years later holds both truth and hope for our future as we learn to understand the issues of environmental justice and sustainability from a salmon’s viewpoint.
Told in a creative and fun-filled manner, this made-in-the-Methow show is based on the book The Last Salmon, by Phil Davis. Written and directed by Ki Gottberg with music composed by Casey James, the musical is hopping with tuneful live music and charming characters played by a local Methow Valley cast of performers.
Our story is set along the banks of the Chuketna River where people have come together to celebrate the season’s first returning Chinook salmon.
The children gather to hear a remarkable tale of how this mighty run was nearly extinct years before. We are submerged into a watery world as we follow Buck, Spring, and their schoolmates in their intrepid journey from river to ocean and back again.