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The Forge and the Fire — A Musical

A Musical Testimony of Christ

by Max C. Golightly

forgeart(For production by  College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, LDS Church Groups, Youth Theatres)

A series of LDS vignettes and songs that testify to the divinity of Christ and his restored Gospel. Powerful serious and comic playlets are interspersed with a hilarious pair of dutiful missionaries who keep “Knockin’ On Doors” Simple sets and costumes  make this show easy and inexpensive to stage on a Ward or Stake basis. This show is a must for LDS producers.


PLAY DETAILS:

  • 2 hours
  • Variable cast of about 20 (Can use up to 30 or as few as 5 males and 6 females)
  • Space setting
  • Order#2018

Available for ALL producing groups.


PERUSAL MATERIALS

SONG LIST

  • #1b — THE FORGE AND THE FIRE
  • #2a — KNOCKING ON DOORS
  • #4 — SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
  • #5 — THERE IS NO DEATH
  • #7 — HOW CAN I KNOW?
  • #9c — HOMELY GIRLS
  • #11 — THREE GRAINS OF CORN
  • #12c — WE ARE THE MORMON ELDERS
  • #13 — BIRTH
  • #15 — KNOCKIN’ ON DOORS HYMN
  • #16b — FORGE AND THE FIRE (Finale)

SONG SAMPLES (from a live recording of the BYU Theatre Department production, some of the lyrics have been changed in the Lonely Girls/Lonely Men sequence)

  •  You can purchase a demo CD of the show for $4.00 (+ Utah Sales Tax and Shipping and Handling) HERE

REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE:

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.

  • Script in PDF format — Order #2018a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #2018b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production



  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #2018c : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2018d : $80 (for the first or only performance)



  • Second Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2018e : $80 (for each successive performance)



  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • PerformanceTraks CD — Order # 2018j $75.00 (must be returned following production)(some music is performed live, on guitar or acappella)



    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

  • Numerous other productions across the USA since the premiere (the records are incomplete)
  • Buena Vista California LDS Stake, 2003
  • Orem Utah 85th Ward, 1982
  • Chatsworth California 3rd Ward (at the LA Temple Visitor’s Center) 1980
  • Delta Utah Stake, 1979
  • Millard Utah Stake, 1979
  • Premiered at Brigham Young University, 1975

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