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Let There Be Love — The Story of Joseph and Emma

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 in Coming Soon, Premiere Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Thom Duncan Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry   This musical chronicles the love story of Joseph Smith and his wife, Emma Hale Smith. Set against the backdrop of hatred and persecution, in an America that was supposed to have freedom of choice as far as religion was concerned, Joseph and Emma struggle, along with the other Saints, to establish a foothold, both personally and publicly, in love and in Faith. The face opposition from without, but the worst of their oppressors are within the Church.   PLAY DETAILS: Characters: 11M 2TeenB, 5W + ensemble of 12-16 About 2:00 Settings: Several suggested settings. Some action occurs in places around Nauvoo of 1844, and in other places prior to that, through memory. Costumes: period 1800s Order # 2081 Available for performance to all groups! PERUSAL...

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A Day, A Night and A Day: The Musical — Original Cast CD

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Demo CDs & Cast Albums

A Book of Mormon Musical Book and Lyrics by Doug Stewart Music by William Marsden The Birth of Christ was announced in the New World to the Nephites and Lamanites; a society where it was not popular, profitable or safe to be a Believer, The Children of Christ awaited the signs promised by Samuel, The Lamanite. The leaders have waited five long years to execute and rid themselves of the Believers who await the predicted sign surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ, a time when they anticipate “a day, a night and a day” of daylight, with no darkness. Soon, there will be no excuse not to execute the Believers. PRODUCT DETAILS 60 minutes 21 tracks UPC: 889290197955 Zion Theatricals List Price: $14.95 Available June 15th, 2015 SONG LIST Samuel’s Prophecy / Let This Be The Night (5:22) Let...

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A Day, a Night and a Day (The Musical)

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Christmas Shows, Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Doug Stewart Music by William Marsden (Can be produced by Professionals, LDS Church Groups, Community Groups and College/University Groups.) The Birth of Christ announced in the New World, to the Nephites and Lamanites. In a society where it was not popular, profitable or safe to be a Believer, The Children of Christ await the signs promised by Samuel, The Lamanite. The leaders have waited five long years to execute and rid themselves of the Believers who await the predicted sign surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ, a time when they anticipate “a day, a night and a day” of daylight, with no darkness. Soon, there will be no excuse not to execute the Believers. With a powerful contemporary score this show will dazzle your audience and move them with the powerful validation of testimony, faith...

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A Day, a Night and a Day (The Play)

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Plays

A Book of Mormon Drama by Doug Stewart (Can be produced by Professionals, LDS Church Groups, Community Groups and College/University Groups.) The Birth of Christ announced in the New World, to the Nephites and Lamanites. In a society where it was not popular, profitable or safe to be a Believer, The Children of Christ await the signs promised by Samuel, The Lamanite. The leaders have waited five long years to execute and rid themselves of the Believers who await the predicted sign surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ, a time when they anticipate “a day, a night and a day” of daylight, with no darkness. Soon, there will be no excuse not to execute the Believers. PLAY DETAILS: 11M 2W 1TG 2B 2G + ensemble About 2 hours Several Locations or one Unit Setting ORDER #2058 Available FOR PRODUCTION...

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Family Frolics, Relief Society Renditions & Sharing Time Skits

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 in Books, Short Plays

The authors represented are: Charlee Cardon Wilson, Sam Christensen, Sharon Elwell, & James G. Lambert. (For production by LDS Church Groups) This collection of 16 skits, sketches, playlets and monologues is specifically designed for use as inservice lessons, Primary Sharing Time, Family Home Evenings, Priesthood, Relief Society or Sunday School lessons, Firesides, Young Mens and Womens classes and meeting nights, and other Ward and Stake presentations. These short plays (not longer than 20 minutes) are designed primarily to teach, in an interesting way, a single or group of related Gospel principles. Drama makes all things easily understandable and able to be grasped by anyone who is learning. They are easy to produce and very affordable.  They can all be easily produced with a minimum of props and costumes and no setting. Or you can be as elaborate as you...

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Christmas Programs for Sacrament Meetings

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 in Books, Christmas Shows, Short Plays

Compiled by C. Michael Perry Written by Myrth Burr, Carolyn Gifford, Charlee Cardon Wilson Internet Special: $6.99 (+shipping and Maine sales tax) (For production by LDS Church Groups) Christmas Programs for Sacrament Meetings Volume 1 Compiled by C. Michael Perry. Featuring the work of Charlee Cardon Wilson, Myrth Burr and Carolyn Gifford, this Resource Manual of outlines and narrative structures will lend creativity and spiritual cohesiveness to your Christmas Sacrament Meeting presentations. All 7 of the selections included use popular Christmas songs and hymns to carry the wonderful message of the birth of the Christ Child to your congregations. A minimum number of individual copies of each program (emailed in a PDF document to you) must be purchased from the publisher to obtain performance or reading rights. The most you could spend on any reading is $8.00. There is...

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And Some Cried Fraud! — A Play

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Plays

by Thom Duncan (For production by  College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) Based, in part, on the book “The Trial Of The Stick Of Joseph”. We enter a courtroom to determine if the Book Of Mormon is true. David Whitmer, Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery and Charles Anthon are cross-examined and the Book is upheld as truth. A powerful testimony builder. PLAY DETAILS: 9M 1W (Four of the male roles can be played by females, especially the attorneys.) 1 Interior 2 hours Order # 2013 Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS Perusal Pages File Available AndSomeCriedFraudPERUSAL. It contains the first half of the script. REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE Script in PDF format — Order #2013a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2013d : $75 Second Performance...

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A Sceptre, A Sword, A Scented Rose — A Book of Mormon Play

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Classics, Plays

by Thom Duncan (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) This play was selected as a representative of the finest in Mormon dramaturgy at the 1973 Mormon Festival of the Arts at BYU. It is a powerful drama based on the story of Ammon and King Lamoni as recounted in ALMA 17-19. Ammon, a Nephite son of King Mosiah, ventures into the Land Of Ishmael on missionary endeavors. He’s captured and brought before the wicked Lamanite vassal King, Lamoni, who is enthralled by this Nephite’s courage and strength. Lamoni keeps Ammon as one of his servants, soon promoting him to his private man. Lamoni’s conversion to the True Gospel is the climax to this suspenseful play, with eloquent and demanding dialogue and characterization. PLAY DETAILS: 14M 3W (6M with doubling and tripling of roles)...

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