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Let There Be Love — The Story of Joseph and Emma

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 in Coming Soon, Premiere Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Thom Duncan Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry   This musical chronicles the love story of Joseph Smith and his wife, Emma Hale Smith. Set against the backdrop of hatred and persecution, in an America that was supposed to have freedom of choice as far as religion was concerned, Joseph and Emma struggle, along with the other Saints, to establish a foothold, both personally and publicly, in love and in Faith. The face opposition from without, but the worst of their oppressors are within the Church.   PLAY DETAILS: Characters: 11M 2TeenB, 5W + ensemble of 12-16 About 2:00 Settings: Several suggested settings. Some action occurs in places around Nauvoo of 1844, and in other places prior to that, through memory. Costumes: period 1800s Order # 2081 Available for performance to all groups! PERUSAL...

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Joseph Smith: Praise to the Man (Musical)

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 in Coming Soon, Musicals

Book & Lyrics by Jamie Young Music and Lyrics by Taylor Williams Witness the miraculous and inspiring events from the life of the prophet Joseph Smith. The history of a martyr will be explored as your audience is uplifted and enriched as you give Praise to the Man. PLAY DETAILS: Characters: TBA About 2:40 Settings: Several suggested settings Costumes: period 1800s Order # 2080 Available for performance to all groups by October of 2017. (Maybe sooner) Although booking and licensing the show may be done sooner. PERUSAL MATERIALS The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: SOON (The PDF file contains Act One of this 2-act musical) SONG LIST (Soon) EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also...

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Whatsoever — The Musical Story of Abraham

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Coming Soon, Musicals

The Quintessential Man of Faith by Mark Ogden COMING SOON! From the city of Ur to the pinnacle of Mount Moriah, Abraham’s story is the most pivotal in the Old Testament as it wraps up what has gone before and prepares for what comes after. It is a type, a foreshadowing of the New Testament and the sacrifice that will be asked of another Father and Son. (Performable by LDS Wards, Stakes, Educational, Professional and Community Groups) PLAY DETAILS: Characters: 14M 5W 1 boy 2 teenmales + ensemble About two hours Settings: Various Order # 2073 Soon available for all groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: WhatsoeverPERUSAL SONGS: (recorded from a live performance) ACT ONE Scene 1 —#1 — Opening & Whatsoever — Jehovah & Abram :http://www.cmichaelperry.com/ziontheatricals/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/01-1-Whatsoever.mp3 #2 — Holier Than Thou...

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The Ballad of Parley P! — A Musical

Posted on Nov 8, 2014 in Coming Soon

Book and Lyrics by Thom Duncan Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry Additional Lyrics based on the poetry of Parley P. Pratt The Life and Times of Parley P. Pratt (Performable by LDS Wards, Stakes, Educational, Professional and Community Groups)   A traveling company of actors in the late 1800s has been traveling the state of Utah from Ogden to St. George. Along the way they heard the story of an amazing man who traveled the world as a Missionary, wrote over 50 hymns, and wrote the very first missionary tract. After conversion, all his adventures, missions, imprisonments, escapes, 12 wives and being a witness to the Guards at Richmond Jail suffering the rebuke by the Prophet Joseph, Parley P. Pratt dies as a martyr to the cause of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, bearing his testimony, as...

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Borderlands — A Play

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 in Coming Soon

by Eric Samuelsen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups) What’s it like to pretend to be perfect? What’s it like to be a Mormon but question your faith? What’s it like to be gay and LDS? What’s it like to live in the “Borderlands”? A powerful exploration of the difference between outward orthodoxy and true faith. This is not an easy play. It asks hard questions by presenting tough material in edgy situations. It deals with hypocrisy and self-righteousness but deftly avoids smugness or easy answers. Set in a used car lot in Provo, Utah this play is written with Latter-day Saint characters, but its philosophies and questions, its heart, are part of any Faith. PLAY DETAILS: 2M 2W About 2 hours ORDER #2031 PERUSAL MATERIALS The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains...

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Latter-day Ruth — The Musical

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in Coming Soon

Book and Lyrics by Doug Stewart Music by Steve Amundsen The Biblical story of Ruth has long held important and essential principles for the conduct of men and women as Believers in Christ. Doug and Steve have transposed this classic story to the modern day where Ruth stands at the center of a loving family. The parallels are uncannily drawn between the era of Ruth in the Bible and her modern day counterpart. It is an inspirational journey for cast and audience as Ruth and Beau and family find their way together.   PLAY DETAILS: 3M 3W 1TB 1TG 2B 1G + 4 dancers (2M 2F) Order # 2061 About 2 hours Available to all producing groups PERUSAL MATERIALS The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here Latter-dayRuthPERUSAL.  It contains a portion of Act One of this...

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The Quest — The Musical

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 in Coming Soon, Musicals

Book by Carol Laycock Music and Lyrics by Wayne Burton Every child of God, searching for the truth, one day will begin … The Quest Jason and David King are not only brothers, they’re great friends who have both been raised in a gospel-centered home filled with love and laughter.  Both boys are faithful and true to all they’ve been taught.  Karen Crawford and her daughter Wendy live next door to the Kings.  Though they don’t share the King’s religion, they’re good friends.  Life has brought heartbreaking adversity to Karen and Wendy who feel sadly disillusioned as they look to the future.   Sixteen year-old Wendy searches for happiness and meaning in her life, and turns to her best friend, David, for answers.  With the help of the missionaries, he introduces her to the gospel of Jesus Christ and teaches...

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One House: Divided — A Play

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 in Banner, Coming Soon

by Agnes Stewart Broberg (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) What happened before Joseph Smith’s First Vision? Why did such a young man inquire so earnestly of the Lord as to which Church was true? This fine drama  offers some possible answers to these and many more questions. A powerful and moving story about a family torn by religious differences and reunited by God’s love.   PLAY DETAILS: 7M 2W 8ensemble Space setting with props Aboot 90 minutes Order #2049 Available for all producing groups. REVIEW “A momentous achievement!” BYU DAILY UNIVERSE. PERUSAL MATERIALS The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) containing ACT 1 of the 3-act play, are available here: One House DividedPERUSAL REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE  Script in PDF format  — Order #2049a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy...

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Missionary Boxer — A Musical

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Banner, Coming Soon

 Book and Lyrics by Jon Robert Howe Music by Lynn Burton Additional lyrics by Alan Miles, Lynn Burton, Eunice Black, Miles Samuelson, Blake Hamilton (For production by  College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) This is the moving, funny and bitter-sweet story of Willard Bean’s life, including his winning the Lightweight Boxing Championship of the U.S.A., his five year proselyting mission to the Southern States and his 25 year mission on the Joseph Smith Farm in Palmyra New York — with his family — trying to secure the ownership of the Hill Cummorah for the Church. PLAY DETAILS: 18M 5W 5TB(inc lead Elders) 2TG 3B 2G + Chorus (other Elders, Townespersons & Mobsters) About 2 hours Order #2008 Available for ALL producing groups. (SOON) PRODUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE: This show is offered in a Production Package that includes: ONE Script...

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