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Charlie’s Monument — The Musical

Char monu art workBook by Susan McCloud and Marvin Payne

Lyrics by Marvin Payne

Music by K. Newell Dayley

based on the popular, best-selling novel by Blaine M. Yorgason

(For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups)

It is the frontier! It is 1890. He has only one arm and a twisted foot. He stands on the mountain bravely watching over the town that cast him out — piling stones in some frail hope that he’ll be remembered. Then he is loved by one who sees and mirrors the bright spirit inside him. He is fulfilled, awakened, renewed. But then he is wounded, called to be tried and when all but love is stripped away, he is triumphant. Charlie is the tender, crippled man ostracized by his fellow citizens and it is Nellie’s love and faith that restores Charlie’s self-esteem and ultimately saves his life. This award-winning and heartwarming musical may be performed in several variations: by one man and one woman doing all the roles, or  the roles can be divided up among twelve players, or you can add as large an ensemble as you wish.  (The Two-person version is available only on a limited basis. Please specify) No Piano-Vocal score. Performance-Traks CD included in royalty.


PLAY DETAILS:

  • FULL CAST: 5M 5W 1girl 1boy + ensemble
  • TWO PERSON: 2m 3W (played by 1M 1W)
  • Unit Set
  • FULL CAST: 2 hrs
  • TWO PERSON: 90 mins
  • FULL CAST: Order # 3054(F)
  • TWO PERSON: Order #3054(2)

PERUSAL MATERIALS

The PDF PERUSAL PAGES file is available for download:

The DEMO FILES were recorded in front of a live audience in Las Vegas:


PRODUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3054a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • Vocal Book in PDF format  — Order #3054b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • Piano-Vocal Score NOT AVAILABLE
  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3054d : $85 (for the first or only performance) (includes the use of PerformanceTraks)[either version]



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3054e : $65 (for each successive performance) (includes the use of PerformanceTraks)[either version]



  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application (will include the use of PerformanceTraks)
  • ZTPerformanceLicenceApp2016 (in PDF format) to download our Performance License Application. No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. (We are working on an ONLINE PDF filler form)
  • PerformanceTraks — Use included with the royalty payments.

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

CHARLIE’S MONUMENT
A MUSICAL PLAY BY
SUSAN MCCLOUD
AND MARVIN PAYNE*

MUSIC BY K. NEWELL DAYLEY
LYRICS BY MARVIN PAYNE

BASED ON THE NOVEL
“CHARLIE’S MONUMENT” BY BLAINE YORGASON

*With generous contributions from Roseanna Weeks Ungerman,
James Arrington, Lyle Mortimer and William Shakespeare.

First Western States Tour directed by Charles Metten

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)


PRODUCTIONS

  • Little London Dinner Theatre — 1999
  • Paul Idaho LDS Ward — 1994
  • Middletown LDS Ward — 1991
  • Orem 20th LDS Ward — 1988
  • Original Western States Tour — 1986

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