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The Dance — A Classic LDS Musical

dance Book and Lyrics by Carol Lynn Pearson

Music by J.A.C. Redford

(For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups)

A Timeless Musical Classic!

Come to the dance and meet: Couple #1 — Neil and Karen “the perfect married couple” to everyone but themselves; Couple #2 — Howard, still searching for “the right one” 14 years after his mission, and Alison, a recently divorced mother of three; ‘Couple’ #3 — Brad, 18, and suffering from his first broken heart, and Janet, an unclaimed jewel of 23. “You come to the dance ‘cause there’s a chance that something good might, just might, happen tonight” is part of a lyric from the opening song of this LDS classic.

This is the musical that was the basis for the recent film THE DANCE, written & directed by McKay Daines, with additional material provided by Elizabeth Hansen (One of our authors),  and starring Michael Flynn & K. C. Clyde


  • 3M (1tenor, 1 baritone, 1 bass/baritone) 3W (2 sopranos, 1 alto)
  • One open setting
  • About 90 minutes
  • Order #2036


“The music, written by J.A.C. Redford, was subtle, adding dimension to the different characters” — The Daily Universe.

“A sensitive, realistic look at life, love and marriage. Pearson has successfully interwoven laughter and tears to create dialogue that is painfully honest.” — Karlene Davis, Central Utah Journal.

“The Dance is sincere, realistic and very entertaining. You will be amazed at how much you have in common with these people.” — Joseph Walker, The Deseret News.

Available for ALL producing groups.


  • The Perusal Pages file in PDF form contains the first half of this musical: DancePERUSAL
  • The Original Cast Album of the Dance is available HERE for $14.99 (+ shipping)


  1. You Come To The Dance
  2. I Tried
  3. Do You Take This Man?
  4. My Eternal Girl / Send Me A Man
  5. The Girl I Used To Be
  6. Be A Man
  7. The Dance Director
  8. May I Have This Dance?
  9. Love Lingers
  10. Always The M.C.
  11. The Tap Dance
  12. I’m Okay
  13. May I Have This Dance? (reprise) & You Come To The Dance (reprise)



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.

  • Script in PDF format — Order #2036a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • Vocal Book — none available (Vocal parts are in the Piano-Vocal Score)
  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #2036c : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2036d : for the only performance or the first performance in a series of related performances. (QUOTED ONLY UPON APPLICATION)
  • Second Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2036e : for the only performance or the first performance in a series of related performances. (QUOTED ONLY UPON APPLICATION)
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Orchestrations (Bass, 2nd Piano, Alto Sax and Drum parts in PDF format) — 2036h: $125.00 rental fee.

  • PerformanceTraks CD (for the rehearsal and performance period) — Order 2036j: $100.00 (includes shipping)

    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 you 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. 


  • Adapted into a non-musical film in 2008
  • Production records lost
  • Professional Premiere in Salt Lake City
  • Premiere at Brigham Young University — 1983

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