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The Planemaker — A Musical Fantasy

planemakerThe most magical story you will ever believe in!

by Marvin Payne and Guy Randle.

Adapted as Story Theatre for the stage by C. Michael Perry.

(For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Middle Schools/Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres)

Young Lucas Lightbrow can fly — and not just in his dreams. But in those bright, yellow dreams is also Amy Fletcher. As they grow and marry, and bear a child, Amy dies and Lucas is left alone. Somehow the flying leaves Lucas. Then his relatives raise their son. But soon Lucas’ grandson, Merwin, comes to live on the farm. And he teaches his Grandpa that it’s all right to dream — and it’s even all right to fly. This musical is a delightful and insightful journey through life and love as we find out that there can be more to the stars than meets the eye. A wonderful contemporary score propels this story.


PLAY DETAILS:

  • 5M 6F 4either OR The Concert Version featuring 1 performer (usually male)
  • Unit set with props
  • Abstract Costumes for the multi-performer version
  • Simple folk-storyteller clothes for the 1 person show.
  • About 1 hour
  • No Piano Vocal Score is available. It is really not needed, because the vocal book has all the music and lyrics which cue directly with the available PerformanceTraks Rehearsal CD.
  • Order #3015

Available for ALL producing groups.


REVIEWS & COMMENTS

“Music and story hold you spellbound. Every word paints a vivid image in the mind’s eye” — Mardi Gras Magazine.

“An ending you will never forget.” The Daily Herald (Provo).

“Payne soars through the flight of fancy nonstop, taking his audience on a delightful ride.” — Deseret News.

“We had a good turnout, lots of positive comments from the community.” — Vardan Rigby


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this musical: PlanemakerPERUSAL
  • DEMO MP3 files for some of the songs listed below (This listing is from the PerformanceTraks CD. The demos below are from the original 1978 album. Some tracks contain the narration of the storyteller, because the entire original cast was Marvin Payne, as he told this fantastic and wonderful tale, playing all the parts as well as the guitar):
  •  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.

PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

(One-Man Concert format, or Story Theatre format — please specify)

  • Script in PDF format — Order #3015a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #3015b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • Piano Vocal Score — NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS TITLE. Cast learns music from Vocal Book and sings to PerformanceTrak.
  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3015d : quoted on application
  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3015e : quoted on application
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application.
  • LBTlicenseapp to download a PDF version of the Performance License Application. (There is also a copy of the application in the Catalog.) (We are working on an ONLINE PDF filler form)
  • Demo CD — Order #3015f : $10.95 (plus shipping and handling by Media Mail)
  • PerformanceTrak CD or Download — use included of these ALL NEW TRACKS in the performance royalty quote (CD needs to be returned after your performance run.)

  • 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.


PRODUCTIONS:

  • Vert Auditorium by Vardan Rigby — February 2016
  • Premiered as a theatre piece at Spanish Fork High School where it won awards in competition — 1991
  • Toured extensively as a One-man show through the late 1970s and early 1980s

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

THE PLANEMAKER
A Musical Fantasy

Original Story, Music and Lyrics by
Marvin Payne and Guy Randle

Adapted for the Stage by
C. Michael Perry

The Most Magical Story You Will Ever Believe In!

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.) (When using the concert version the credit for C. Michael Perry will be omitted)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
The Planemaker is presented through special arrangement with Zion Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by ZT, www.ziontheatricals.com”

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Any producer, parent, family, archive or any other videographer is PROHIBITED from making a video of this show. No way. No how. No where. No Facebook postings, no YouTube postings or any other video of a performance of THE PLANEMAKER may be made, recorded, posted, shared — or anything like that — by the express wishes of the authors and copyright holders.


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