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The Plan • A Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT Old Test, ZT Plays, ZT Short Plays

by Eric Samuelsen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups) The play examines some of the real-life dilemmas and emotions that face us all— choice and consequences, pain and difficulty and joy—framed in a series of short scenes from the Old Testament. This is Samuelsen’s twenty-fifth produced play, and his experience is evident. The Plan shows us real people dealing with real problems. Earnest, sincere, guilty, and oftimes hilarious, Samuelsen’s characters span the gamut of human experience. Six short themed plays make up the evening:  GAIA, BATHSHEBA, RUTH IN THE HOUSE OF BOAZ, RACHEL’S SISTER, OUTSIDE JERICHO and EVE, DYING. Each of these short plays can be performed on its own.  But if the entire cycle is produced, it can be performed with as few as two actors (1 M 1 F),...

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The Way We’re Wired • A Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Award Winners, ZT Plays

by Eric Samuelsen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups) Pull out a microscope, put any LDS singles-over-30 group on the glass slide, and take a peek. You will most likely find the same characters there as you do in this production. At first glance they may look like a bunch of misfits chumming together, but then you realize you know them and, in fact, could be one of them. “The Way We’re Wired” presents a painfully funny view on the varieties of LDS singles and how they function — almost as a counter-culture. As is stated early in the show, “to be an LDS single over 30, you’ve either never married, you’re widowed or divorced. In other words, you’re a loser, a pity-case, or a failure. Wired is very much a...

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Eric Samuelsen • Author

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT Authors

Eric Samuelsen taught at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio before joining the faculty at Brigham Young University in 1992. He became head of the Playwriting program at BYU in 1999. He has also taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Religion department. He retired from BYU in 2012. As a playwright, Samuelsen has had twenty-seven plays professionally produced in Utah, Indiana, Louisiana, New York, and California. Some of his plays include Gadianton, which has seen three professional productions across the country, A Love Affair with Electrons, Family, The Plan, and The Way We’re Wired.  He is resident playwright at Plan B Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, who has designated their 2013-14 season a ‘Season of Eric,’ including productions of six plays. He is a member of the Playwrights’ Circle, and the Dramatists Guild. He is three-time...

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The LDS ACTOR’S SCENEBOOK Volume 1

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT Books, ZT Women Authors

How To Get The Callback Or The Best Grade In The Class Edited by C Michael Perry and  Gayanne Ramsden DRAMA / ACTING CLASS / AUDITIONING Scenes and Monologues from the best available plays by LDS Authors, with LDS Themes and Characters, reflecting LDS Culture and Beliefs. This book is for those who take classes and need clean and challenging material. It is also for the discerning auditioner who wants to stand out. Besides the dramatic material available inside, there are hints and techniques about how to land a role through an audition. Every actor who is LDS will find something in this book to use; something that will make their auditioning and performing on stage, and in the classroom, more memorable, more excellent, and maybe even more profitable! The scenes in this volume have been selected from the...

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And Some Cried Fraud! • A Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT BofM, ZT DC Hist, ZT 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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Preposterous Parley P! • A One Man Show

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT One Person Shows, ZT Plays

a One-man show by Thom Duncan. (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) The life and times of Parley P. Pratt from his conversion to his discipleship with Joseph and the Church. Funny and compelling. PLAY DETAILS: 8 Characters can all be played by One Actor, or they can be cast as follows: 6M 1W 1B About 90 minutes Order # 2014. Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS Perusal Pages File Available ParleyPrattPERUSAL. The PDF file contains the first act of the two act script. REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE Script in PDF format — Order #2014a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2014d : $65 Second Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2014e : $55 Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application...

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Matters of the Heart • A Classic Mormon Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT Plays

by Thom Duncan (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) A heart-wrenching and inspired look at a Stake President’s family who’s youngest son returns early from a Full-time LDS Mission. We come to know and love and empathize with each of the characters in the play because each of them could be someone we have known. And that is the power of this play: its believability, its ability to make each of us relate to  the situation and characters and come away from a performance moved, changed, entertained and challenged.   Best Original Play Award-1985, Utah Valley Theatre Guild.   PLAY DETAILS: 2M 1W. 1 Interior/exterior set. 90 minutes Order # 2017 Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS Perusal Pages File Available: MattersOfTheHeartPERUSAL. It contains the first act of the two act play. Or...

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

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT BofM, ZT 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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Brothers • A Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT New Test, ZT Old Test, ZT Plays

by J. Scott Bronson (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups, Youth Theatres) Brothers is a retelling of the story of two of the foremost personalities in the heavenly realms — Jehovah and Lucifer. What if — as well as a description of birth order and an indicator of hierarchy — the appellation “firstborn” was also a title?  Could the Heavenly Father assign this role to any of his children? This is one of the questions confronted by Brothers. From the pre-mortal world through a Wilderness, a Garden, and to the Abyss, Brothers will subtly explore the relationship between this most supreme pair of brothers. PLAY DETAILS 2M About 90 minutes Simple settings and costumes ORDER #2019 Available for ALL producing groups. REVIEW “… an engrossing treatment of a uniquely Mormon theology… I applaud...

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Stones • A Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Award Winners, ZT New Test, ZT Old Test, ZT Plays, ZT Short Plays

by J. Scott Bronson ALTARS — 2M1W. Open Setting TOMBS — 2M 1W. Open Setting. Time for each: Just under an hour. (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, LDS Church Groups, Youth Theatres) STONES is the recipient of the 2001 Award for Drama from the Association for Mormon Letters. “STONES is a perfect example of the three keys to playwrighting: Story, Character, Dialogue. Both acts thousands of years apart in real time, appear outwardly to tell two different stories. But the similarities in the themes of faith and family reach across the years to bind the play into one coherent story that is relevant today and will always be as long as humans walk the Earth.” ALTARS is the story of Abraham, Isaac and Sarai. TOMBS is the story of Mary, Jesus and Joseph....

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Saints On Stage • An Anthology of Mormon Drama

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT Books, ZT Plays, ZT Women Authors

— A terrific book for anyone concerned with Mormon Drama and Theatre   An Anthology of Mormon Drama Introduced and edited by Mahonri Stewart Saints on Stage is the most comprehensive and important work on Mormon drama ever published. This volume anthologizes some of Mormonism’s best plays from the last several decades, many of them published here for the first time. Several of these plays have won honors from institutions as varied as the Kennedy Center and the Association for Mormon Letters. This volume includes historical backgrounds and playwright biographies, as well as an introduction that provides an extensive overview of Mormon drama. The following plays are included: Fires of the Mind – Robert Elliott Huebener – Thomas F. Rogers (A Zion Theatricals property) Burdens of Earth – Susan Elizabeth Howe J. Golden – James Arrington (A Zion Theatricals property) Matters of the Heart –...

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J. Scott Bronson • Author

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Award Winners, ZT Authors

J. Scott Bronson is a middle-aged man from San Diego with one wife, five children, a cat and a dog.  He studied theatre at Albert Einstein Jr. High School, James Madison Sr. High School, San Diego Mesa Jr. College, and BYU.  He has written a dozen plays or so including a couple of Mayhew Award winners and the Association For Mormon Letters’ 2001 best drama, Stones.  He is a published playwright, and fiction writer, a stage director who has served on the boards of two theatre companies in Utah County, one of which he co-founded and for which he was the Artistic Director.  He has acted in scores of stage, television and film productions.  He is a cancer survivor and a  couch-potato.  He likes Jazz, Blues, Classical and Rock-and-Roll music.  He loves Big Macs, pizza and Cap’n Crunch and...

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The Forge and the Fire • A Musical

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT 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 SONG LIST #1b — THE FORGE AND THE FIRE #2a...

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Reunion • A Contemporary Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT Plays

by Thomas F. Rogers (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) On the weekend of an LDS general conference, the Robison family’s three oldest children, now living away from home, have come together to celebrate the missionary farewell of their youngest brother Billy. They are also concerned about their father Arthur who, they discover, is dying of cancer. Despite their desire for an agreeable reunion, the older children’s misfortunes, grievances and mutual antagonisms soon rise to the surface: Chris, an airline stewardess, maintains a clandestine liaison with her pretended fiancé, a married man. Wayne, a school teacher, who did not complete his mission, is sour about people in the church and ready to abandon his career and family. Jerold, a prosperous broker and active churchman, resents the others’ “liberality,” while his doctrinaire manner has...

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Fire In The Bones • A Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Plays

a tragedy by Thomas F. Rogers (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) This first ever literary treatment of the Mountain Meadows Massacre brings to light the complex and tragic circumstances that underlie the catastrophe that in 1857 cast a shadow on the Latter-day Saints.  Even today some church members fear to know the particulars, while agenda driven detractors only add to the general suspicion. Faithful to Juanita Brooks’ thorough and accurate scholarship, FIRE IN THE BONES completely exonerates Brigham Young as the massacre’s instigator, while still suggesting the tragic dilemma into which well-meaning persons, like John D. Lee, are sometimes thrust and the sacrifices that a community, right or wrong, may require of them.The play is a study in tainted conscience and mob psychology, of people’s paranoia in the wake of an anticipated...

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Huebener • The Classic LDS Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Award Winners, ZT 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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A High and Glorious Place • A One Woman Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT One Person Shows, ZT Plays

by Elizabeth Hansen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS  Church Groups) Eliza R. Snow is one of the few Mormon women who has become a heroine. It is February 11 of 1846 and the town of Nauvoo is bustling as the Saints make ready to leave for Winter Quarters. As Eliza packs, she finds herself doubting her decision to go west. During the night, as she contemplates her life and faith, she comes to understand God’s purpose for her, which ultimately propels her into her role as the great and inspiring woman who figured so importantly in the early days of the Church. Often called “Zion’s Poetess” by the Prophet Joseph Smith, Eliza was an imperfect, yet obedient, daughter of God. One actress tells us the story of this incredible woman’s Faith. Perhaps by experiencing...

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Jedediah! • An LDS Musical

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Musicals, ZT Premiere Musicals

Book, Music and Lyrics by James G. Lambert and C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, LDS & Other Church Groups, Youth Theatres) A musical drama, biographical in nature, yet full of life, romance, beautiful music, energetic dances, with problems and solutions unique to Latter-Day-Saint culture of the period between 1830 and 1848. It is the story of Jedediah Grant as told by his namesake, Jedediah Smith. This story is basically true and generally historically accurate, certain events have been telescoped in the interest of dramatic license. The characters of Salina Wells, the Westbridges, (William Blodgett and the Weems’ in the full version) are composites of several people of the era. All the other characters herein were real people and the events portrayed actually happened. Some license was taken with ages and...

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Jon Robert Howe • Author

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Authors, ZT Authors

Jon Robert Howe is first last, and always a seeker of truth who is happy to share–an educator experienced in multimedia ways to make learning memorable. He has been in turns a newspaper photographer, radio news broadcaster, professional Santa Claus, actor, video producer, musical playwright, graphic and Internet designer, marketing executive and innovative blogger. In his college classes, Jon loves to teach hungry students the presentation computer techniques that he is always polishing and using. He really enjoys leading church classes using his multimedia skills to not only keep his students awake–but more, to help make the lessons “stick” in the minds and hearts of his fellow students. Musical Authored: The Saga Of Sasquatch C’lone (Leicester Bay Theatricals) also: Missionary Boxer (with music by Lynn Burton, unavailable at this time) Books Authored: Teaching Moment Boosters (A book that gives...

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James G. Lambert • Author and Composer

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Authors, ZT Authors

James G. Lambert — was a playwright, lyricist and composer as well as a director and actor. He was active in theatrical enterprises wherever he lived. His wife, Elizabeth Lambert, survives him and lives in Provo, Utah. His children Julia Lambert Grogan, James D. Lambert and Christian Lambert have settled in various places around the country. In 2011 we lost a great man, husband, father, friend and, in addition, I lost a collaborator when Jim died. MUSICALS AUTHORED The Angel and the Rebel (unpublished) Curses, Foiled Again! (Eldridge Plays and Musicals) Frontier! (unpublished) Golden Dreams (unpublished) The Homely Touch (The Tender Touch) [rights unavailable] Jedediah! (ZT & LBT) The Littlest Angel [rights unavailable] That’s Life (unpublished) Where Freedom Stands...

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Thom Duncan • Author

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Authors

Having been born of goodly parents, in the town of Southgate California, he is currently employed as a Technical Writer. Thom has written many LDS-oriented plays (one of which, Matters of the Heart, currently anthologized in Saints on Stage, won an award as Best New Play of the Year in 1985), two technical books about Novell software, and several yet unproduced screenplays. All of his LDS plays are represented by Zion Theatricals. Moroni Smith in Search of the Gold Plates is his second published novel. He is  published in every branch of the medium except screenplays. When he does that, he says that he can die happy.   MUSICALS AUTHORED The Tymes Of All Eternity (unavailable) Prophet (unavailable) NOVEL AUTHORED Moroni Smith in the Land of Zarahemla (Available at Zion BookWorks) Moroni Smith in Search of the Gold Plates...

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Orson Scott Card • Author

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in ZT Authors

Scott was a great and early influence on me. We wrote one musical together, but we produced and performed in many works together back in the Seventies — our time at University, and a little bit beyond. For background and current information on Scott, please visit his site: www.hatrack.com   MUSICAL AUTHORED Liberty Jail   Other shows (Not currently available) Of Gideon (Play) The Apostate (Play) Across Five Summers (Play) Fresh Courage Take (Play Stone Tables (Musical) Father, Mother, Mother and Mom (Musical) Barefoot To Zion (Musical) Elders and Sisters (Musical) Lost Boys (Play)...

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Wisdom Tree • A Musical

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Musicals, ZT Women Authors

Wisdom Tree – A Pioneer Musical by Max C. Golightly & Yutonna Kerbs (For production by  College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, LDS & Other Church Groups, Youth Theatres) A beautiful pioneer show with a cast of Native Americans and European Americans A gentle and at the same time dynamic story of White Settlers contracted by the US Government to settle near a Ute Indian Reservation in Southern Utah in 1852. As the two groups learn to work and live together there are trials and almost even disaster. But the young people of the two cultures find a way to bring about peace in what could have been a troubled world. The wisdom in the story comes from the Native American tradition of the wise old tree, and supplication to the spirit of that tree, as well as to...

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Jonah! • The Musical

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in ZT Musicals, ZT Old Test

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. PLAY DETAILS: Bare stage. Props and scenery should be from found items. 4m...

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The Anointed • An Epic Musical

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in ZT Old Test, ZT Premiere Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Thomas F. Rogers Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups) A musical spanning and contrasting the years from Saul’s Kingship, when David slew Goliath, through to Solomon’s building of the temple in Jerusalem. A gripping musical drama PLAY DETAILS: 39M 3W +chorus. (Doubling of roles is recommended) Unit Set 2 hours Order #2001 Available for ALL performance groups. Part of the PREMIERE MUSICALS file. PERUSAL MATERIALS The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first act of this musical: AnointedPERUSAL This and other plays by Thomas F. Rogers may be read in the new publication: The Plays of Thomas F. Rogers Volume 3 : Crises In Faith (the SEVEN plays included are: Huebener, Fire In The Bones, First...

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Where Freedom Stands • Original Cast CD

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in ZT CDs Dvds

The Heritage of the American Family A Musical The Original Cast Album Book by James G. Lambert Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry & James G. Lambert This is the epic story of the people of Utah and the Heritage they share. Two families serve to represent the families of the State. The Clarke family members are Mormon converts who brought civilization West with them as they were driven from place to place. The Lee Family, who are non-Mormons, brought with them in their move West the industrial revolution — and in the process — prosperity as well. Though both families settled in Utah County, each family plays an important part in everyone’s heritage. Originally conceived for “America’s Freedom Festival at Provo” the theme is universal and the characters can be empathized with by all people everywhere.  ...

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Where Freedom Stands — The Heritage of the American Family • a musical

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Musicals

 Book by James G. Lambert Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry & James G. Lambert (For production by Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups) This is the epic story of the people of Utah and the Heritage they share. Two families serve to represent the families of the State. The Clarke family members are Mormon converts who brought civilization West with them as they were driven from place to place. The Lee Family, who are non-Mormons, brought with them in their move West the industrial revolution — and in the process — prosperity as well. Though both families settled in Utah County, each family plays an important part in everyone’s heritage. Originally conceived for “America’s Freedom Festival at Provo” the theme is universal and the characters can be empathized with by all people everywhere. PLAY DETAILS: 20M...

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Daniel • the Musical

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in ZT Musicals, ZT Old Test

The Musical based on the Bible story (like it’s never been told before!) Book and Lyrics by R. Rex Stephenson Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, LDS & Other Church Groups, Youth Theatres) The story of the faithfulness of Daniel and his “brothers” has inspired generations. While this is a comedy at heart, it is filled with faith and hope and inspiration as we see the examples of dedication to God. We see the change of heart as a King unburdens himself to the Most High God. We witness the writing on the wall, we visit the Fiery Furnace and the Den of Lions with the cutest little lions ever. The music covers a wide range of styles and will help this show entertain any family audience....

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A Teenage Witness to the Martyrdom • A Short Musical

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT 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 Jul 16, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Musicals, ZT Women Authors

(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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Liberty Jail • Original Cast CD

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in ZT CDs Dvds

A Musical The Original Cast Album by Orson Scott Card Music by C. Michael Perry At the end of the persecutions of the Mormons in Missouri, Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Sidney Rigdon and three others were imprisoned in a jail at Liberty, Missouri. The conflicts that arose there and the friendships that were formed shaped the future history of the Mormon Church — and also brought to Mormon Scripture the beautiful and poetic Section 121 of the Doctrine and Covenants. This musical drama will have your audience totally involved with beautiful music, a deeply moving story and a variety of characters. It will be seen that there sometimes, for a Prophet of God, can be liberty in jail.   PUBLICATION INFORMATION AUDIO CD UPC: 886470410217 List Price: $14.99 46 minutes 18 tracks FROM: Zion BookWorks REVIEWS: “Absorbing, moving …...

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Liberty Jail • a musical

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Orson Scott Card. Music by C. Michael Perry. (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) At the end of the persecutions of the Mormons in Missouri, Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Sidney Rigdon and three others were imprisoned in a jail at Liberty, Missouri. The conflicts that arose there and the friendships that were formed shaped the future history of the Mormon Church — and also brought to Mormon Scripture the beautiful and poetic Section 121 of the Doctrine and Covenants. This musical drama will have your audience totally involved with beautiful music, a deeply moving story and a variety of characters. There is some mild profanity that can be edited. PLAY DETAILS: 11M 4W (doubling included) Space setting About 2 hours Order #2005 Available for ALL producing groups. REVIEWS “Absorbing,...

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Ed Farnsworth — Playwright

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Authors

Ed Farnsworth   Ed Farnsworth has over twenty years of performing experience on various stages in Utah, and began his foray into playwriting in 2010, creating a number of scripts successfully produced by local theaters. He lives in Centerville, Utah.   Playwright/Lyricist for: “Robin Hood: The Legend of the Sherwood...

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Anthony Buck — Composer

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Authors

Anthony Buck   Anthony Buck is a versatile artist with experience as a singer, director, actor, writer, and composer.  With over 100 credits to his name in opera, operetta, musical theatre, and theatre, he has performed (and his works have been performed) across the US.   Composer for “Robin Hood: The Legend of the Sherwood...

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A Stagedoor / French Woods Kind of Love — a mini-musical

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Child and Youth Audiences, Family Audience Plays and Musicals, Latest, Musicals, Ten Minute Plays

AVAILABLE AS: A Stagedoor Kind of Love or A French Woods Kind of Love Script, Music, Lyrics and Arrangements by Chip Deffaa (Perfect for High-Schools, Youth Theatre Groups, Middle Schools, Summer Camps) At Stage Door Manor, or at French Woods,  the best theatre camps in the world, we discover a boy and a girl who have played romantic leads in the shows at camp for years. The girl has developed romantic feelings for the boy, who is oblivious and just thinks of her as his favorite scene/acting partner. It is based on several teens who shall remain anonymous, and is the kind of situation many girls and boys who love theatre can relate to. It is perfect for short play festivals, evenings of varieties of drama, and competitions. It has been performed at several summer theatre camps and will...

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