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Debbie: Diary of a Mormon Girl — LDS Musical

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 in Latest, Musicals, New Releases

Book & Lyrics by Heather Young Music and Arrangements 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! Approaching her 16th birthday, Debbie is unsettled and unsure — about everything. Adolescence has really gotten her bewildered. She spends all her money on an expensive journal, in the hopes that she can keep track of all the things she wants and hopes for and despairs over. She names it Solomon. She talks to it, and it takes on the personality of a Young Man. Debbie dates. She despairs. Debbie searches for her testimony. She despairs but writes a letter to Boyd K. Packer. She dates and despairs again. She teaches primary, the plans a Youth Conference, she gets a...

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A.J.’s Miracle — Original Cast Recording

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 in Demo CDs & Cast Albums

by Mark Ogden A Missionary story you will never forget! A.J.’s Miracle is meant to show the human side of missionaries. The show is based on the true incidents of the author as he served his mission. The story begins with a bet: $500 that AJ cannot fulfill an LDS Mission. The story follows his reluctant progress as he is sent to serve in Mexico. It is said that a mission is the best kept secret in the Church. Unless you go you have no idea what it is really like. The many missions in their varied locations in the world are each totally different. Just as different are the missionaries who serve. The underlying theme of AJ’s Miracle is this: “The Lord can take what most people perceive as the worst and make out of it, the best.”...

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A.J.’s Miracle — A Musical

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Latest, Musicals, New Releases

by Mark Ogden A Missionary story you will never forget! A.J.’s Miracle is meant to show the human side of missionaries. The show is based on the true incidents of the author as he served his mission. The story begins with a bet: $1000 that AJ cannot fulfill an LDS Mission. The story follows his reluctant progress as he is sent to serve in Mexico. It is said that a mission is the best kept secret in the Church. Unless you go you have no idea what it is really like. The many missions in their varied locations in the world are each totally different. Just as different are the missionaries who serve. The underlying theme of AJ’s Miracle is this: “The Lord can take what most people perceive as the worst and make out of it, the best.”...

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Heaven Never Closes — A Musical

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Classics, Latest, Musicals, New Releases

by Mark Ogden  The Classic is back! (Performable by LDS Wards, Stakes, Educational, Professional and Community Groups) This play revolves around trying to discover what you promised to do before coming to Earth. Long ago the Lord foreordained three of His children to a great work — saving the soul of a Fourth Child. Each promised to do his part to help this child fulfill his own special mission in life. When they got to earth, however, things didn’t go as planned. Michael McCloud, a special agent from Celestial Industries, was sent down to inspire the three children to keep their word. But when he got to Earth, things again didn’t go as planned. Until… Michael McCloud finally converted the Third Child in an unexpected way. In the end the Third Child, without the help  of the First Child...

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An English Toffee in American Molars — Comic One Act

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Latest, New Releases, Short Plays

by Mark Stoddard Mike has served a successful mission for the Church in England. He is home, now, and re-acquainting himself with his long-time girlfriend, Kira. So what happens when a convert from Mike’s mission days, Corliss,  arrives at the Salt Lake City airport and expects to spend some time with Mike? How does Mort, Mike’s best friend and former Mission companion, feel about getting involved as their former convert’s “Chaperone” for her stay in Utah? Did we say ‘stay?’ Corliss has different plans for Mike, but she hasn’t told him, yet. This is a crazy mixed-up look at LDS life and a very funny comedy. When it premiered at the Mormon Festival of the Arts at BYU it received raves and ovations.   PLAY DETAILS: 2M 2F 4 Scenes, One Act About 30 minutes Order # 2065 Now...

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Saturday’s Warrior — the Classic LDS Musical

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in Classics, Musicals

Book 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...

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Star Child — The Musical Companion to Saturday’s Warrior

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Doug Stewart Music by Gaye Beeson Elders Kestler and Greene are back! Like Saturday’s Warrior, Star Child begins in the pre-existence, where Larry learns he is to be born to a non-member in a foreign land. His best friend, Chuck, promises to find him and bring him the gospel. He also pledges to find and marry his sweetheart, Marie, so young Michael and Sarah can have the parents they’ve always dreamed of. The shy and nervous Mitzi worries that “with a body covering up her sweet spirit,” she will never find love in mortality, while the indomitable Betty Lou is determined to catch her man. And waiting on earth, to stir everything up, is that loveable duo, Elders Kestler and Green. Star Child deals with making hard moral choices, and being true to the “Star...

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Set Apart — A New Play

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Plays

Adapted by Thomas F. Rogers from the novel “THE MTC: SET APART” by Benson Parkinson (For production by LDS Church, Community, and College/University groups) Corry Anthon, athletic and playful, has come on a mission with just enough of a testimony to make him ill at ease. Phil Jeppsen, an Australian convert and former vagabond, welcomes the MTC’s discipline—it’s his companions he has problems with. Good-natured, bumbling Harvey Wilberg, who has put off a mission, torments the others with his childish jokes but also has a childlike heart. Malan Rignell, a rancher’s son, is quietly witty and clumsy in others’ company, but no one guesses his strong self-doubt or his talent as a peacemaker. Adapted from Ben Parkinson’s groundbreaking novel—thoughtful, realistic, spiritual—this play showcases the experiences shared, but rarely documented, by tens of thousands of LDS youth. Rogers captures Parkinson’s...

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An Elder’s Christmas Miracle — A Short Play

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in Christmas Shows, Short Plays

by Anita Christine (For production by LDS Church Groups, Youth Theatres, Community Groups) This is a humorous and delightful play about a missionary’s first Christmas away from home. Elder Allred is from an affluent family and is sent to a small Indiana town. He learns the true spirit of Christmas through his companion and an unusual family — one with humble parents, dear children, sly teenagers and a cantankerous grandfather. PLAY DETAILS: 10M 2W 3TB 1TG 2B 2G + extras 1int 1ext Simple Settings About 45 minutes ORDER #2054 Available Soon for ALL producing groups. PRODUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE Script in PDF format  — Order #2054a : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2054d : $35 Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2054e : $30 Professional Royalties will...

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The Christmas Sweet — A Short Play

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in Christmas Shows, Short Plays

by J. Derrick Hibbard. (For production by All Church Groups, Youth Theatres, Community Groups) The Christmas Sweet opens in a present-day family room where a family sits down together for their special Christmas Eve family night.  They enjoy this tradition by acting out the story of Christ’s birth. Later that night, one of the children has a dream in which he is able to experience the nativity scene first hand. PLAY DETAILS: 7M 5W 1TB 1TG 2B 1G 2 simple setting About 25 minutes ORDER #2053 Available Soon for ALL producing groups. PRODUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE Script in PDF format  — Order #2053a : $10.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2053d : $30 Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2053e : $25 Professional Royalties will be quoted upon...

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Home Cooking by Jack Weyland — Two Plays

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in Banner, Plays

There are TWO similar but different Home Cooking scripts by Jack Weyland available to you. But either can be easily adapted, if desired, to fit your locale by the substitution of local references. (For production by LDS Church Groups, Community Groups)   HOME COOKING ON THE WASATCH RANGE (More centered in Utah)  Third place winner in the 1979 Encore Playwriting Contest. This is it!! A smash hit in it’s extended and sold out Premiere run at Brigham Young University. A delightful spoof on BYU, dating and the family (Mafia style). This rib-tickling play, written by the author of the popular novels “Charly” and “Sam” and others, will leave you chuckling as the daughter of a rich New Yorker looks for happiness by pretending to be a “Utah Mormon”. A play saturated with characters your audience will like and situations...

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Don’t Forget To Remember — A Musical

Posted on Jul 13, 2013 in Musicals

A Musical for Today’s Teens and Families by Pat Davis, Ralph G. Rogers, Jr. and K. Newell Dayley (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups) A story about a teen, his machine and the unforeseen. This contemporary musical deals with the communication problems between parents and youth; and how each party has responsibility in the matter. A motorcycle crash enables a young man to be transported back in time and unknowingly receive the counsel that he needs from the Apostle Paul; once awakened in his hospital bed he remembers that counsel and uses it to help him solve his problems. PLAY DETAILS: 6M 3W 9TB 4TG 1B 1G plus chorus Unit Set 90 mins Order # 2044 PERUSAL MATERIALS A PDF PERUSAL PAGES file is available Don’tForgetToRememberPERUSAL It contains the first half of...

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Martyr In Waiting — A Short Play

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 in Latest, Short Plays

by Carol Lynn Pearson (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups, Youth Groups) A group of young Mormon actors are putting on a play about the hardships of the early Saints. They are idealistically ready to follow those footsteps and are even envious of the early Saints’ opportunities to sacrifice. However, when they are called upon to make real sacrifices in the modern world they are not up to it. PLAY DETAILS: 2M 3W Open Stage Setting 20-25 minutes ORDER # 2038 Available to ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The Perusal pages PDF file is available MartyrInWaitingPERUSAL (It contains the first half of the script.) REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE Script in PDF format — Order #2038a : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty —...

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The Forge and the Fire — A Musical

Posted on May 1, 2013 in Musicals

A Musical Testimony of Christ by Max C. Golightly (For production by  College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, LDS Church Groups, Youth Theatres) A series of LDS vignettes and songs that testify to the divinity of Christ and his restored Gospel. Powerful serious and comic playlets are interspersed with a hilarious pair of dutiful missionaries who keep “Knockin’ On Doors” Simple sets and costumes  make this show easy and inexpensive to stage on a Ward or Stake basis. This show is a must for LDS producers. PLAY DETAILS: 2 hours Variable cast of about 20 (Can use up to 30 or as few as 5 males and 6 females) Space setting Order#2018 Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The PDF Perusal Pages document is available ForgeAndTheFirePERUSAL Here is a demo of the beautiful title song for THE FORGE...

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Huebener — The Classic LDS Play

Posted on May 1, 2013 in Award Winners, Classics, Plays

by Thomas F. Rogers (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, LDS & Other Church Groups, Youth Theatres) During World War II, while aware of the risk to his life, the fearless young German Latter-day Saint Helmuth Huebener persisted in launching a campaign against Hitler’s propaganda machine. In this play we witness the tragic story of Mormonism’s arguably greatest twentieth-century martyr. The English translation is not the only version we license. We have translations in Finnish, Russian and German. (see below) PLAY DETAILS: About 2 hours 10M 2W plus ensemble of small roles Unit Set Order # 2010 Available for ALL producing groups. REVIEWS “If one is allowed only a few peak experiences in life, one for me was watching the text emerge of Thomas Rogers’ play Huebener. The work is a product of our...

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Christmas Dreams — A Musical

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Christmas Shows, Musicals

Editing, Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (For production by  Community Groups, High Schools, Middle Schools/Junior High Schools, LDS & Other Church Groups, Children’s Theatres/Youth Theatres) A warm and wonderful collection of original stories improvised and written by the student members of Thespian Troupe 943 of Spanish Fork High School in Utah. The story is about a group of students trying to complete an essay about Christmas for their English Class. They soon come to discover the real meaning of Christmas in themselves and in the others around them. Thirteen stories weave together in mirth, heartache, joy and reverence as the students all reveal the secret dreams and funny stories they have always wanted to tell, but haven’t until now; until a teacher who cares shows them how to let the excellence in each of them out —...

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Jonah! The Musical

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Banner, Musicals

Book, Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry  (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Middle Schools/Junior High Schools, LDS & Other Church Groups, Youth Theatres) A one-act adaptation of the popular Bible story where God speaks to Jonah, Jonah speaks back to him but decides not to listen and proceeds to try to hide from God. In a similitude of the Savior, he spends three days in the belly of the whale (or great fish), likened unto the three days in the tomb. He emerges a new man. He follows the will of the Lord and is not happy about it until he is allowed to realize that all people, no matter their state of righteousness, have the right to salvation. SONGS INCLUDE: Arise, Jonah!, Middle Of The World, From The Deep, Nineveh City,...

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Teenage Witness to the Martyrdom — A Play with Songs

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Musicals

A play with music by C. Michael Perry (For production by  Community Groups, LDS Church Groups, Youth Theatres) Jason Chamberlin is a 14 year old boy who is struggling to forget the recent death of his father by mob action against the Saints of Missouri. He and his Mother, sisters and brother now live in Nauvoo where the hatred of the Mormons is again beginning to rear it’s ugly head. He is also struggling with his testimony and his basic belief in God. Through the help of his family and Joseph Smith he sees that he isn’t the only one who is suffering. He has always worshiped Joseph almost like he worshiped his father. His father and Joseph were friends. Soon, he finds himself present as the mob massacres Joseph and Hyrum Smith at Carthage Jail. And out of...

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They Called Him Brother Joseph — A Musical

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Musicals

(This title offered by special arrangement with Hansen Perry Productions) Book and Lyrics by Elizabeth Hansen. Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry. (For production by  College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups, Youth Theatres) We come to know Lucy Mack Smith. It is 1855. She is near death and has compiled her memoirs into a biography of her son, Joseph Smith – – The Prophet. She has a young visitor who is interviewing her for the newspaper and asking her all about that “ol’ Joe Smith”. She says his name was Joseph — but they all called him Brother Joseph. She takes us through bits and pieces of the Prophet’s life in a celebration of the man and his relationship to God, his family, his friends, his congregations and even his enemies — where we find...

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