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Fauntleroy! The Musical

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 in Musicals

An Exciting New Musical Book & Lyrics by Max Golightly. Music & Lyrics by C. Michael Perry. (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) The charming adaptation of the timeless classic, LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. The original story that helped inspire “Little Orphan Annie.” The tale of a wonderful, well-bred American boy, Cedric Erroll,  who suddenly finds himself a member of the British aristocracy through his deceased father’s inheritance. He leaves his life and friends behind him in New York City to travel to England where he will be trained by and live with a man he has never met, his grandfather, Lord Of Dorincourt. Troubles and set backs plague him but in the end he emerges — “Fauntleroy!” PLAY DETAILS: 11M 8W 6B 1G + chorus Wing and...

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Shirlee Shields

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Shirlee Shields has a B.S. in Speech and an M.F.A. in Theater from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. in Theater, Speech, and Cinema from BYU. She has given speech communication seminars to thousands of participants. Private students include political candidates, professionals, business executives, church and community leaders. She also is a playwright, director, and choreographer. She has written published manuals and magazine articles on the subjects of Speech, Theatre, and Dance, plus three produced plays and six readers’s theatre scripts. She is a published playwright and author with the titles WHERE IS JILL?, HIRUM BEEBE, COMING OF AGE, and the book Change Your Voice Change Your Image. Her work has been staged at the Babcock Theatre, BYU, BYU Hawaii, the Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs, CA, Assembly Hall at the Utah State Capitol, U of U, Promised...

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Papa Married A Mormon — A Play

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 in Classics, Plays

by John D. Fitzgerald. Adapted for the stage by Rodger D. Sorensen. (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) Papa Married a Mormon is like a family patchwork quilt worn threadbare from use. It becomes more familiar and warm each time you pick it up and wrap yourself in it. Like a quilt, Sorensen’s theatrical adaptation brings us close to these characters — who are not threadbare at all — and wraps us in the kindness of their charitable lives. It asks questions about tolerance and brotherly love. The story is told from the viewpoint of JD Fitzgerald, who grew up in Price, Utah in a family with a Catholic papa and a Scandinavian Mormon mama. Can this house, often divided against itself, stand? Definitely! With Papa and Mama at the...

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The Odyssey — A Play

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in Plays

by Homer Adapted by Rodger D. Sorensen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Middle Schools/Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Children’s Theatres/Youth Theatres) Most people figure he’s dead. But — NO! Odysseus has merely been held captive by the Nymph  Kalypso for seven years; the Sea God Poseidon is furious with him for killing his son, Polyphemos; Zeus is mad because he helped win the Trojan War; his ship is driven to the island of Circe, which drives the crew mad as she turns them into pigs; and then the crew also ate the sacred cattle of Helios, the Sun God. No one important is seeking vengeance. It makes you wonder if any of them will arrive, safely or otherwise, back in Ithaka; where his wife is waiting for Odysseus, along with dozens of suitors...

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The Passion Of Christ: Betrayal and Crucifixion

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in Classics, Plays, Religious Titles

This Rollicking, Reverent, Religious Rendition Adapted from the Medieval Wakefield Cycle Plays by Rodger D. Sorensen. (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) Seven scenes take us from the Conspiracy through the Betrayal and to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in poignant verse adapted for contemporary ears and minds from the original manuscripts of the Wakefield Cycle Plays. This play is free to Amateurs and to Educational Groups. However, application must be made and license granted before a production may be mounted. Professional Groups are asked to pay a small royalty. PLAY DETAILS: 15M 1W The set is a Pageant Wagon with props About 90 minutes ORDER # 3049 Available to ALL groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The Perusal Pages File (in PDF format) can be read by clicking PassionOfChristPERUSAL  It contains the first...

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A Christmas Carol — A Play

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in Christmas Plays and Musicals, Classics, Plays, Religious Titles

Adapted from the Dickens classic by Rodger Sorensen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) The traditional story told in the most un-traditional way! In Rodger’s uniquely and dramatically narrative voice the characters will jump to life for your audiences; and the meaning of the play, with such importance for today’s audiences, will not be missed or forgotten. Dickens’ characters were never so jolly, or important as they are in this special adaptation. PLAY DETAILS: Company of 10 M 11W 3B 2G Simple Settings with props About 100 minutes Order # 3051 Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The Perusal Pages File (in PDF format) can be read by clicking ChristmasCarolPERUSAL It contains the first half of the script. PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS: (Any PDF purchased will be emailed...

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Rodger Sorensen

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 in Authors

Rodger Sorensen is a professor of Theatre and Media Arts and serves as Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University. Prior to his appointment as Associate Dean he served as the Chair of the Theatre and Media Arts Department for seven years. Before coming to BYU in 1996 Sorensen taught at the College of Eastern Utah from 1974-1979 and also at Ricks College (BYU-Idaho) from 1979-1996, serving as the Theatre Department Chair at BYU-I for ten years. He completed his PhD at the University of Texas at Dallas (1999). His dissertation explored  “Alchemy, Nature, and Time in ‘Pericles’ and ‘The Winter’s Tale’”. Sorensen has directed over a hundred theatre productions, including premieres of original scripts, adaptations of his own devised pieces, a range of interdisciplinary projects, many operas, musicals, dramas, and comedies....

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