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My Turn On Earth — The Classic LDS Musical

202543641Book & Lyrics by
Carol Lynn Pearson

Music by
Lex de Azevedo

© Deseret Book Company, Licensed here exclusively, by permission

The classic LDS musical is available once more for production by LDS Wards, Stakes and other groups!

Five children from heaven play out mortality like a treasure hunt, with LOVE being the greatest prize.

My Turn On Earth is the story of each of us playing out a delightful and poignant answer to the ever-burning question–what in the world am I doing here?  Five children, sent to take their turn on earth, are challenged to come back with the treasure, the most precious thing of all.  But time is of the essence.  Suddenly their turn is finished.  Has the treasure been found? Contemporary, best-selling music—a story to captivate young and old—My Turn on Earth is a winner.

PLAY DETAILS:

  • Characters: 3W 2M
  • About 90 minutes
  • Settings: fluid, multi-location
  • Costumes: ethereal or unified dress
  • Order # 2077

Soon available for all groups.


COMMENTS:

“We saw several teary eyes after our Saturday matinee performance.” –Stewart Scoville, Castle Valley Community Theatre 2017


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • Lyrics to the title song:
    • MY TURN ON EARTH
      From the family musical “My Turn On Earth” (1977)
      (© 1977 by Lex de Azevedo & Carol Lynn Pearson)
    • The world turns ’round like a merry go round
      It lets some off and it takes some on
      Some horses are high and some horses are low
      Some turns are short and some turns are long
    • My turn, it’s my turn
      It ends with death it begins with birth
      And it’s my turn, it’s my turn
      It’s my turn on Earth
    • Well, never mind just how long you stay
      The size or shade of the horse you’ve got
      Just see all the sights and hear all the sounds
      And feel the sun, and you’ll learn a lot
    • My turn, it’s my turn
      It ends with death it begins with birth
      And it’s my turn, it’s my turn
      It’s my turn on Earth
    • The world turns ’round like a Ferris wheel
      Some times you’re low and sometimes you’re high
      But even way down you can never forget
      The thrill you feel when you’re touchin’ the sky
    • My turn, it’s my turn
      It ends with death it begins with birth
      And it’s my turn, it’s my turn
      It’s my turn on Earth

REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #2077a : $25.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • Piano-Vocal Score (in PDF format) — Order #2077b : $25.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)

  • Performance-Traks (in CD Format [or mp3 download link]) — Order #2077h : $100.00

  • First Performance LDS Ward and Stake Royalty — Order #2077d : for the only performance or the first performance in a series of related performances. (QUOTED ONLY UPON APPLICATION [See ZTPerformanceLicense below])
  • Second Performance LDS Ward and Stake Royalty — Order #2077e : for all performances in addition to the first. (QUOTED ONLY UPON APPLICATION [See ZTPerformanceLicense below])
  • Professional & Community Theatre Royalties will also 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.
  • 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 your 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.

 


BILLING CREDITS:

MY TURN ON EARTH

Book and Lyrics by

CAROL LYNN PEARSON

Music and Arrangements by

LEX DE AZEVEDO


PRODUCTIONS

  • Kanab Community Theatre, Kanab, Utah — July 27, 28, 29, August 3, 4, 5, 2017
  • Castle Valley Community Theatre, Price, Utah — July 6, 7, 8, 10, 2017
  • Lord Family Theatre Group — Summer 2016
  • Curtain Call Youth Theatre (Springdale Arkansas LDS Stake) — July 2016
  • Subsequently staged by numerous church groups and theatres
  • Premiered to great success in 1977 tours of Utah and California

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