As fall arrives, so does hiking season – and a new original musical tells a harrowing tale of the power of nature. The Ballad of Janis Matthews & the Dodo Scouts is the story of six young Dodo Scouts who get separated from their camp. The only way back home is a dangerous and abandoned trail through the Rocky Mountain range. As they confront wild animals, river rapids and dwindling food rations, their friendships are pushed to the limits. Developing this new work in house from its conception, Coral Gables’ Area Stage Company presents a musical that’s sure to have you on the edge of your seat.