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Jedediah! — A Musical

JedediahARTBook, Music and Lyrics by James G. Lambert and C. Michael Perry

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

A musical drama, biographical in nature, yet full of life, romance, beautiful music, energetic dances, with problems and solutions unique to Latter-Day-Saint culture of the period between 1830 and 1848. It is the story of Jedediah Grant as told by his namesake, Jedediah Smith. This story is basically true and generally historically accurate, certain events have been telescoped in the interest of dramatic license. The characters of Salina Wells, the Westbridges, William Blodgett and the Weems’ are composites of several people of the era. All the other characters herein were real people and the events portrayed actually happened. Some license was taken with ages and characterizations in the interest of contrast and humor, however, the authors intend no disrespect to the individuals or their posterity and regard them and their lives with great awe and respect. Their accomplishments, their strength of character and their perseverance in the face of uncommon trials, depredations and hardships has few equals in the history of man. Thus, to their memory, this play is respectfully dedicated by the authors. It is best suited to a small cast of 10 without a chorus. If a chorus is desired it could be worked in to the script as written, but we may also have a 2 hour version that could be prepared for your production which adds a few roles and songs and scenes PLUS a chorus.

Available for ALL producing groups.



One Hour Version

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • (#2002)ONE HOUR VERSION: The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this musical: Jedediah1hrPERUSAL This version had a rip-snortin’ production at Jedediah’s Outdoor Chuckwagon and Show in the summer of 1982, where it filled houses all summer long. (It’s fast and fun!)
  • DEMO mp3 Files: (1 hour version)
  • PROLOGUE
    #1    JEDEDIAH    SMITH, GRANT & ENSEMBLE

    SCENE ONE- Windsor, New York-1830
    #2    JEDEDIAH (Reprise #1)    SMITH
    #2a    JEDEDIAH (Tag)    FULL ENSEMBLE
    #3    I HAVE A DREAM    YOUNG GRANT & CAROLINE
    SCENE TWO-Kirtland, Ohio, 1837
    #4    JEDEDIAH (Reprise #2)    SMITH
    #5    BY MY SIDE    GRANT, CAROLINE & ENSEMBLE
    SCENE FOUR- Nauvoo, Illinois, June 1846
    #6    ALLEMANDE WIFE    SOLOMON, BLODGETT, YOUNG & GRANT

    #7    ALLEMANDE WIFE (Reprise)    GRANT
    SCENE SIX-Councll Bluffs,Iowa, Decemberl846
    #8    POOR THINGS    FULL ENSEMBLE
    #8a    POOR THINGS (Tag)    FULL ENSEMBLE
    SCENE SEVEN-Laramie, Wyoming, July 1847
    #9    WESTWARD TO UTAH    SMITH
    #10    FRIENDS    SUSAN & ROSETTA
    SCENE EIGHT-Fort Bridger, Wyoming, August 1847
    #11    WESTWARD TO UTAH (Reprise)    SMITH
    #12    LULLABY    CAROLINE
    #12a    LULLABY (Reprise)    GRANT
    #13    BURIAL CHIMES    INSTRUMENTAL
    #14    JEDEDIAH (Reprise #3)    SMITH & CAROLINE
    SCENE NINE-Salt Lake City, Utah, November l847
    #15    ALLEMANDE LIFE    BATES, YOUNG & GRANT
    SCENE TEN-Salt Lake City, Utah, August l848
    #16    WOULD IT BE YOU?    SUSAN & YOUNG

    #17    JEDEDIAH (Finale)     FULL ENSEMBLE
    #18    CURTAIN CALL & EXIT MUSIC    INSTRUMENTAL


REHEARSAL MATERIALS NOW AVAILABLE:

  • Script in PDF format — Order #2002a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #2002b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF formatOrder #2002c : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2002d : $65.00 (for the first or only performance)



  • Second Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2002e : $50.00 (for each consecutive 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)

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

PRODUCTIONS:

  • Jedediah’s Outdoor Chuckwagon and Show — 1982


Two Hour Version (Available soon)

This show adds FOUR songs and several new scenes and can be cast with a full chorus in addition to the principals.

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • (#2003)TWO HOUR VERSION: The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first act of this musical: Jedediah2hrPERUSAL

REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE:

  • Script in PDF format — Order #2003a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
  • Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #2003b : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF formatOrder #2003c : $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
  • First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2003d : $100.00 (for the first or only performance)
  • Second Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2003e : $80.00 (for each consecutive performance)
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application

PRODUCTIONS

Well, your name could appear right here!

Sadly, James G. Lambert, longtime friend and collaborator, passed away in 2011. He will be missed by many.

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