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Play Publishing & Theatrical Rights Licensing of Plays and Musicals for and about Latter-day Saints

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ZT carries plays and musicals for Professional, Educational and Amateur/Church theatrical markets. All material is centered in the Latter-day Saint culture. Doctrine and History are a part of that culture.

Our catalog is expanding. We will be adding titles constantly.

All of our scripts and scores are available only through e-publishing format. Everything is in a PDF file: Scripts, Piano-vocal Scores, Vocal Books, Orchestrations (except for some perusal and production materials like CDs, and a few scripts which we have published copies of as noted on title websites).



usually consists of:

  • 1 manuscript script
  • 1 manuscript Piano-Vocal Score or 1 demo CD (if available, for a slight charge)
  • REMEMBER, Perusal Pages files are a free download for half of the script directly from the site. There are also mp3s and some videos that can be listened to and watched right on the site to help you make your choices.

These items will be loaned FREE, in PDF and mp3 format for perusal purposes for 15 days. If you request actual printed copies, or if we need to send you a CD, there will be a charge. If the printed package is not returned to us withing the 15 days an extra fee of $15.00 will be assessed. (We will not ship anything to you without your credit card number being on file.) After 40 days the Production Package fee of $60.00 will be assessed whether you produce or not. Royalties and other rehearsal materials are extra. This material may not be duplicated by any means. It must be destroyed (trashed) whether you decide to produce the show or not. Possession of this document does not grant any right to produce the play or musical, nor does it obligate you to a production. There is also no ownership of this copyrighted material, except by the author.


usually consists of:

  • 1 manuscript script (in PDF)
  • 1 manuscript score (in PDF)
  • 1 manuscript vocal book (in PDF) for almost every musical
  • Extra Items (availability varies per title):
    • SFX CD — Sound effects for the show (varies by title)
    • PerformanceTraks CD — the accompaniment in combo arrangements or full orchestration (depending on the title)
    • Orchestrations in PDF or PRINT format — not available for all musicals. Can be full orchestration or a reduced orchestra.
    • Combo Arrangements (in PDF or PRINT format) — Usually piano, bass, drums, keyboard2 (other instruments may be available)
    • Promotional Materials — (art work, reviews, other material depending on the title)

The total price varies per title. These copies will either be PDF files or printed files. The fee includes the rights to photocopy the materials for your production. After the production all copies must be destroyed and the original paper copies returned to ZT. If the file was sent electronically, it must be also destroyed, or trashed. A “Certificate of Destruction” will be issued by us and sent to you for your signature in complying with the destruction of the PDF rehearsal materials and the copies thereof. ALL REHEARSAL MATERIAL IS LEASED from us by you, not owned by the purchaser.


  • Royalties are extra to the cost of rehearsal materials and quoted on a per show basis, based on your ticket prices, number of performances and the seating capacity of your theatre. Professional and Amateur royalties differ from each other, also.
  • Copyright law is complicated, but unless the author has been dead for at least 70 years you should expect to pay Performance Royalties.
  • You must also have prior permission from the author or their agent, and you should not assume that because a Play has been published that it’s therefore available for performance. Even if it is available, there may be restrictions, such as an already licensed competing production within 100 miles of your location.
  • And unless you’re performing in a private home or a classroom (without admission being charged) , a Performance Royalty will be due whether or not the Play is performed in whole or in part, whether or not it’s for charity, and whether or not the audience pays admission.
  • Photocopying scripts without permission is also a breach of copyright. Our scripts are mostly in PDF format, so you will need to apply to us in order to receive permission to photocopy and/or print copies for your production. For the few plays for which we have published books, they may not be photocopied; so you must buy enough for your cast and crew.
  • Details of how and where to apply for Performance Rights are invariably printed inside the Perusal PDF which you can download, or printed Playbook.
  • The cost of the Rights varies, but as a rough guide, for amateur rights you should expect to pay about $90.00 per performance for full-length plays (musicals differ greatly and are more expensive) and for professional rights about 8% gross box-office receipts.
  • Please give yourself plenty of time by planning and applying for performance rights well ahead of your intended performance.



You should call us at 801-550-7741 or  email us, with your request for rights.

Performance License Application

ZTPerformanceLicenceApp2016 to download a PDF version of our Performance License Application. No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us.


“Substitute ‘Name of the Play’ is presented through special arrangement with Zion Theatricals (ZT).  All authorized materials are also supplied by ZT,”

The Zion Theatricals Compendium

2015ZTCompendium Click for a listing of as many LDS plays and musicals as we could find titles for.  We don’t have the production rights to them all, but we’re working on it. You can, however, find out where and if production rights are available. AND, if you know anything in addition to what we know, let us know and we’ll update the listings.)

Two Quotes by Brigham Young

“If I were placed on a cannibal island and given the task of civilizing its people,” Brigham Young reportedly said, “I should straightway build a theatre for the purpose.”

The second quote was given at the Dedication of the Salt Lake Theatre: Said Brigham Young,

“Upon the stage of a theater can be represented in character, evil and its consequences, good and its happy results and rewards; the weakness and the follies of man, the magnanimity of virtue and the greatness of truth. The stage can be made to aid the pulpit in impressing upon the minds of a community an enlightened sense of a virtuous life, also a proper horror of the enormity of sin and a just dread of its consequences. The path of sin with its thorns and pitfalls, its gins and snares can be revealed, and how to shun it.” (Discourses of Brigham Young, p.243; Bookcraft, 1998)


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What we will need (if you have not filled out the Performance License Application[above]):

  • Your name
  • The name of your Organization
  • Organization and personal phone numbers and emails
  • The dates of your intended performances with the number of performances intended.
  • The size of your auditorium, your ticket prices and expected attendance at each performance.
  • The royalties and fees that you paid for your last play and/or musical production

Contact Us



  •  calling us at 801-550-7741 (Cel phone)


  • You can also write us at: PO Box 536 Newport, Maine 04953-0536


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All sales are final. Please do not order any items until you are sure that you want them. We will replace defective items without charge if we are notified within 24 hours of receipt. In the case of downloaded scripts, we will not replace files that become damaged after 24 hours of download, so please check to make sure that your file opens and works properly when you download it.

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For other fine plays and musicals, visit our sister site:

Those who are interested in producing quality theatrical titles that are not centered in Latter-day Saint culture are invited to visit our sister site:

Leicester Bay Theatricals


Another site you may be interested in:

(the free online guide to modern playwrights and theatre plays which have been written, adapted or translated, into English since the production of Look Back in Anger in 1956. contains information on 46,563 Playwrights and 158,754 of their Plays.No performance rights are available through this site, but you may be directed to the publisher or licensing agency where those rights can be obtained.)