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Saturday’s Warrior — the Classic LDS Musical

Saturday'sWarriorORIGINALCOVERBook and Lyrics by Doug Stewart

Music by Lex de Azevedo

While God’s kingdom has been established on the earth in times past …
This time is different.
The prophetic promise is that this time God’s kingdom will not be lost but will overcome the world.
The final restoration of God’s kingdom has commenced with unprecedented power and is being sustained by that same spiritual power and something more …

Reserved to come forth in these last days and labor for our Father and His Son are some of the most valiant and noble of our Father’s sons and daughters.

…you are these valiant and noble souls of our Father! You are the strength of the Lord’s house, His warriors! And because of your personal history, you were entrusted to come to the earth in these last days to do again what you did before —
— to once again choose good over evil, exercise exceedingly great faith, and perform good works —
and to do so in behalf of the kingdom of God on the earth and your fellowman!

It is our sacred responsibility as parents and leaders of this rising generation to bring them to the Savior.

While some of the doctrinal approaches found in Saturday’s Warrior have been questioned, the power of the message, the truth of testimony shared — of family unity, of a Savior who loves us and wants us with Him again — is undeniable. The show is an icon.  It is a powerful testimony-starter for those new to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a unique and compelling testimony-maintainer for any who just need a boost; and for those who may have temporarily lost their way, like Jimmy Flinders, it is moving and persuasive in showing an individual’s worth to God, and a way back to him through a family and belief and Faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.


PLAY DETAILS:

  • 9M 8F (including 5 children + choir and ensemble members)
  • About 2 hours

VIDEO:

The music, the story — everything you remember can be produced by your own theatre group or Church unit. Here is a video (from YouTube) just to remind you what the story is really about.

 


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: Saturday’sWarriorPERUSAL
  • The Original Cast CD is available on download from iTunes (Download is $9.99)
  • The Soundtrack CD is available from Amazon.com ($11.02)
  • The Original Cast CD is available from Deseret Book ($16.98)
  • The Saturday’s Warrior Millennium Edition [Movie] is available from Deseret Book (DVD only $17.95) DVD/CD $24.95)
  • SONG LIST (20 songs)
  • 1. Saturday’s Warrior (SW LYRICS in PDF format)
    2. Circle of Our Love
    3. Pullin’ Together
    4. Humble Way
    5. Sailing On
    6. Will I Wait For You?
    7. Daddy’s Nose
    8. Zero Population
    9. Didn’t We Love Him?
    10. Line Upon Line
    11. He’s Just a Friend/Dear John
    12. Paper Dream
    13. Summer of Fair Weather
    14. Saturday’s Warrior Reprise
    15. Voices
    16. Brace Me Up / Brace Me Up Production Number
    17. Paper Dream Reprise
    18. Feelings of Forever
    19. Saturday’s Warrior Finale
  • 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.

CONTACT US FOR PRODUCTION LICENSING:

  • In the following US States only: Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington — apply directly to us in the manner below.
  • We are a referral agent and will need the following information about you and your producing group: 1) Name of Group, 2) address of group/theatre, 3) Your Name, 4) Your address and all contact information, 5) title and fees paid for last musical produced, 6) # of seats in your theatre, 7) Ticket prices, 8) number and dates of performances intended; You could also fill out this ZTPerformanceLicenceApp2016 (in PDF format) and email it to us.
  • 801-550-7741
  • email
  • For licensing in other states of the United States, and countries around the world, please contact us and we will get you to the proper licensing agent.

RECENT PRODUCTIONS:

  • Citrus Heights California LDS Stake — 2016
  • S.C.E.R.A. Showhouse in Orem Utah — 2016
  • New motion picture of the musical released — early 2016
  • Higley Center for the Performing Arts in Mesa, Arizona — June of 2014

THE PRODUCTION HISTORY OF SATURDAY’S WARRIOR:

  • 1998-1999—25th Anniversary Western States Tour Production
  • 1989—Saturday’s Warrior video released by independent company
  • 1980 to present– Productions are staged in 37 states as well as Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, France, South Africa and South America.  Four touring companies.  250 LDS Stake Productions; 56 community theatre productions. Throughout it’s life, Saturday’s Warrior has played in over 300 Cities, to an audience approaching 2 million people.
  • 1977 to 1979—Warrior continues to tour the seven western states.  Rights to produce the show are granted to LDS Stakes in other parts of the country and world.
  • 1976—California and Utah companies tour show for a second year.  Ricks College produces show and tours it throughout Idaho and Northwest.
  • 1975—Omega Productions forms two touring companies.  The California Company tours to every major city in the Northwest, California, Nevada, and Arizona, playing to 150,000.  The Utah company opens in the spring at Spanish Fork High School, playing 48 sold-out performances, then moves on to Salt Lake for the summer, where it  plays 86 shows at the old South High.  Total attendance for Utah shows is 192,000.
  • 1974 (fall)—Lex de Azevedo and Doug Stewart form Omega Productions, in order to tour the show.  First professional production is held at Pasadena High School (1800 Seats), where it plays 21 sold-out performances.
  • 1974 (summer)—So. California Chatsworth LDS Stake Produces musical at the Forest Lawn Auditorium.  Cast members include King Family & other professional LDS entertainers, who are later featured on the original cast album.
  • 1974 (spring)—BYU produces musical as part of their season.  Directed by Harold Oaks, it plays to standing room audiences, and has to be extended.
  • 1973— Saturday’s Warrior has “workshop” production as part of annual Utah Playwriting Contest (Sponsored by Utah Arts Council).  Doug Stewart’s script wins First Place.

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