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City Of Joseph — The Classic Musical

CityOfJoseph

Artwork from the 2012 BYU Education Week production

Book and Lyrics by R. Don Oscarson

Music by Maughan W. McMurdie

(For production by Community Groups, LDS Church Groups)

THE “CONCERT” VERSION

A powerful stage version of the original Nauvoo Pageant that began production in 1973, City of Joseph portrays life during the establishment and growth of Nauvoo, Illinois, under the direction of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Scaled to fit an indoor stage, it features all the music from the original pageant as it tells the story through the eyes of those who lived there from 1839-1846. A CD with orchestral accompaniment (and choir) is available for the production.

Order #2042CONCERT

THE ORIGINAL VERSION (Still to come)

City of Joseph portrays life during the establishment and growth of Nauvoo, Illinois, under the direction of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Able to encompass a large flexible cast, you will be able to recreate the show on your stage.

Order #2042ORIGINAL (Not yet available)

Available for production by ALL producing groups.


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this CONCERT VERSION musical: (CityOfJosephconcertPERUSAL)
  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this ORIGINAL VERSION musical: (Coming Soon)
  • Demo mp3 file:
    • SONGLIST
      • Overture — Orchestra (8:01)
      • Bend of the River — Walt and Friends (3:06)

         

      • City of Joseph — Walt and Citizens of Nauvoo (3:07)
      • All Hail — New England Camp Meetings (2:45)
      • Have You Heard — Walt and Missionaries (3:18)
      • City Of Joseph (rep) — Walt and Citizens of Nauvoo (3:07)
      • Long-Time Friends — Martin and Amy (3:44)
      • Somethin’ To Do — Children of Nauvoo (2:26)
      • How Do You Build A City?  — Walt and Citizens (4:36)

         

      • I’ll Think of You — William, Emily, and Children (4:18)
      • The Spirit of God — Walt and the Converts (3:18)
      • Unto the Least of These — Emma & Women of Nauvoo (3:58)
      • Pennies From Our Pockets — Citizens of Nauvoo (1:47)
      • Come To The Temple — Walt and the Entire Cast (3:20)
      • O, My Father — Walt, Mother and Children (4:27)
      • We Believe — Walt, Citizens of Nauvoo, Dignitaries (4:36)
      • Bend of the River — Walt and Friends (3:07)
  • OR buy the New Cast Recording CD — available HERE) for $14.99 (+ shipping)
  • A Choral SATB in sheet music for the song “Come To The Temple” is available from our Music Publisher’s sister site: HERE
  • A Vocal Solo in sheet music for the song “Come To The Temple” is available from our Music Publisher’s sister site: HERE

PRODUCTS AVAILABLE: (State CONCERT or ORIGINAL)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #2042a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

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  • Vocal Book in PDF format  — Order #2042b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

    Version


  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #2042: $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

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  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2042d : $100 (for the first or only performance)



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2042e : $80 (for each successive performance)



  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • 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 — Order #3055j: $100.00 flat fee. (Now Available!)

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Contact us for a quote, or to place an order – or even if you have a question  — EMAIL

 

NOTE ON SHEET MUSIC OF INDIVIDUAL SONGS: If you are looking for sheet music for a particular song from the show, we can make that available to you for a small fee. We have had a lot of demand for this and, while we love to make the big bucks, we would prefer to just meet you needs and get you the song you want at a more nominal price, which in the end is better for you and easier for us. 


PRODUCTIONS:

  • Inglewood California Stake — July 21 & 22, 2017
  • Lake City Florida Stake — July 28 & 29, 2017
  • BYU Education Week — 2007
  • Conference Center Theatre (SLC) by Sandy Crescent Stake — 2001
  • The Nauvoo Temple — every summer from 1973-2004

BILLING

CITY OF JOSEPH
Book and Lyrics by
R. Don Oscarson
Music and Arrangements by
Maughan W. McMurdie

This notice should appear in all programs, on all posters and fliers and advertisements for the production whether printed or on the internet.
The type of the author’s name should never be less than 50% of the size of the typeface for the TITLE.

ALSO:
THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
“City of Joseph is presented through special arrangement with Zion Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by ZT, www.ziontheatricals.com”

 

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