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Liberty Jail — A Musical

LibertyJailLOGOBook and Lyrics by Orson Scott Card.

Music by C. Michael Perry.

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

At the end of the persecutions of the Mormons in Missouri, Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Sidney Rigdon and three others were imprisoned in a jail at Liberty, Missouri. The conflicts that arose there and the friendships that were formed shaped the future history of the Mormon Church — and also brought to Mormon Scripture the beautiful and poetic Section 121 of the Doctrine and Covenants. This musical drama will have your audience totally involved with beautiful music, a deeply moving story and a variety of characters.

There is some mild profanity that can be edited.


PLAY DETAILS:

  • 11M 4W (doubling included)
  • Space setting
  • About 2 hours
  • Order #2005

Available for ALL producing groups.


REVIEWS

“Absorbing, moving … a powerful drama … powerful music.” PROVO DAILY HERALD.

“A Mormon classic! The score is lyrical and sometimes thrilling.” UTAH HOLIDAY MAGAZINE.


PERUSAL MATERIALS


REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE

  • Script in PDF format — Order #2005a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #2005b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #2005c : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2005d : Royalty terms quoted on application
  • Second Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2005e : Royalty terms quoted on application
  • Orchestration in PDF format — Order#2005h : $90.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) Orchestrations available: Piano OR Piano, bass, 2 flutes, 2 violins, banjo, electric guitar, vibes or electric piano

    PerformanceTraks CD — Order 2005 j : $75.00 rental fee (Needs to be returned to us after your production)


  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • 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 include a contact name and phone number.

 

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. 


Photos of the real Liberty Jail

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PRODUCTIONS:

  • Greenbriar Theatre, West Jordan, Utah — 1979
  • Premiered at The Valley Center Theatre, Provo, Utah — 1978

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