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Here’s Brother Brigham • A One-Man Show

Posted on Aug 16, 2019 in One Person Shows, ZT One Person Shows, ZT Plays

by James Arrington   An enjoyable and enlightening production including stories and experiences of the LDS prophet, Brigham Young, as told by himself, with others helping along in this one-man show — that can be presented with a little creativity as a multi-actor show. The movie version of the play was presented at the LDS Film Festival on March 1st, 2018.       PLAY DETAILS 1M solo show (Can be adapted into a reader’s theatre format using additional performers) Simple setting with props & furniture Costumes of the mid-19th Century About 90 minutes ORDER #2085 PERUSAL MATERIALS The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: HeresBrother Brigham PERUSAL The video version of the play is available at: James Arrington Productions Or you can read the entire play (along with many other plays in our catalog) in...

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All The Scattered Leaves • a play

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Plays, ZT Women Authors, ZTAwardWinners

by Doreen Crookell It is the Mid-Victorian era in England and the Mormon Church has made a name for itself throughout many parts of the land. Thousands of souls have been converted and have left for Salt Lake City, some never to be heard from again. The general feeling in many of the towns and villages is one of distrust and even fear of the “Mormons”. At the sight of the Missionaries, the women run inside and bolt the doors for fear of being abducted and imprisoned behind the walls of Salt Lake City. But the Mormon Elders continue to proselyte. Thus has the Maitland family’s life been disrupted and changed. Their eldest daughter, Rose, joined the Church the year previous and went to Zion. No word has yet been heard from her. As the play starts the Maitlands...

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Pastor Jolley • Short Play

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in ZT Short Plays

by Daniel Kilyobas Obadiah As far as we know it, this is the first drama written by a Church member from Africa about the LDS experience in Africa. Accurate, funny and inspiring, this conversion story concerns Pastor Jolley, the Pastor of a very small Church in Nigeria. In a contemporary Nigerian society, choked by an alarming variety of Christian denominations and beliefs, Pastor Jolley, a minister of a very small church of eight people, strongly believes he has been called and will be blessed of God, like other ‘prominent men of God’. Convinced by a con-man stranger, he purchases a copy of the Book of Mormon as the secret ingredient for the growth and expansion of his seed-like congregation. In spite of the disapproval of his scheming wife, and the fear of the Book of Mormon by the general...

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Let There Be Love • The Musical Story of Joseph and Emma

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Premiere Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Thom Duncan Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry   This musical chronicles the love story of Joseph Smith and his wife, Emma Hale Smith. Set against the backdrop of hatred and persecution, in an America that was supposed to have freedom of choice as far as religion was concerned, Joseph and Emma struggle, along with the other Saints, to establish a foothold, both personally and publicly, in love and in Faith. They face opposition from without, but the worst of their oppressors are within the Church.   PLAY DETAILS: Characters: 11M 2TeenB, 5W + ensemble of 12-16 About 2:00 Settings: Several suggested settings. Some action occurs in places around Nauvoo of 1844, and in other places prior to that, through memory. Costumes: period 1800s Order # 2081 Available for performance to all groups! PERUSAL...

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The Ballad of Parley P! • A New Musical

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Premiere Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Thom Duncan Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry Additional Lyrics based on the poetry of Parley P. Pratt The Life and Times of Parley P. Pratt (Performable by LDS Wards, Stakes, Educational, Professional and Community Groups)   A traveling company of actors in the late 1800s has been traveling the state of Utah from Ogden to St. George. Along the way they heard the story of an amazing man who traveled the world as a Missionary, wrote over 50 hymns, and wrote the very first missionary tract. After conversion, all his adventures, missions, imprisonments, escapes, 12 wives and being a witness to the Guards at Richmond Jail suffering the rebuke by the Prophet Joseph, Parley P. Pratt dies as a martyr to the cause of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, bearing his testimony, as...

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Charly – A Love Song • The Musical

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in ZT Musicals, ZT Women Authors

Book & Lyrics by Heather Young Music and Arrangements by Lex de Azevedo Based on the novel by Jack Weyland © 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! The blockbuster LDS Novel loved by millions is a hit musical. The story of Charly, hiding her deep secret as a fallen woman, meeting Sam, a returned LDS Missionary, and her conversion, their furious, whirlwind courtship, and their Temple marriage has been a staple of the LDS entertainment scene for decades. This exciting, heartwarming and sobering musical brings the story to life on the stage in a stunning way. PLAY DETAILS: Characters: 3M 3W + ensemble of 12-16 About 2 hours Settings: Several suggested setting Costumes: 1980s or Contemporary Order # 2079 Available...

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Debbie: Diary of a Mormon Girl • LDS Musical

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in ZT Musicals, ZT Women Authors

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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The Order Is Love • Classic LDS Musical

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Musicals, ZT Women Authors

Book & Lyrics by Carol Lynn Pearson Music 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! The tale of Orderville, Utah—1875-1885—where over 700 Saints lived and worked and played and prayed together in the United Order, a version of the Law of Consecration, seeking Zion, learning tolerance and patience, expanding “love” towards “charity.”  We see our own foibles and failings in those of the residents of Orderville as they learn the hard lessons of sharing, giving, getting along, and wondering how can I love my neighbor even when I can’t even stand him and after all I work harder than he does and my skilled work is worth more than his lowly weed-pulling.  And oh, it’s about...

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God’s Fisherman • a One-man Play

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT One Person Shows, ZT Plays

by Tim Slover and James Arrington (For production by Community Theatres, Professional Theatres and LDS Wards and Stakes) The story of Wilford Woodruff, a great missionary for the Lord Jesus Christ. Wilford Woodruff was a man who coupled his commitment with high spirits, boundless enthusiasm, and seemingly endless energy. This one man play tells the story of young Wilford on his various missions. How did he do it? There are glimpses in this one-man play: the unshakable commitment to the gospel and its appointed leaders, especially Joseph Smith, was a hallmark of his entire life. There were also his guilelessness and his humility, his ability to endure hardship, his dry sense of humor. Says, Wilford, “I fished in Arkansas and Tennessee! I fished on the isles of the sea! I fished in England twice, crossing the Atlantic Ocean four...

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A.J.’s Miracle • A Musical

Posted on Jul 27, 2019 in ZT Musicals

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 Jul 27, 2019 in ZT Musicals

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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A Grand Moral Entertainment • Short Variety Evening

Posted on Jul 27, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Short Plays

Compiled by R. Don Oscarson. (For production by LDS Wards and Stakes.) This little entertainment is a reconstruction of what an evening in the theatre would have been like for the citizens of Nauvoo in the 1840s. Music, Dance, Drama all combined for the delight of the Saints. Professionals were hired and locals conscripted, often involving the Brethren of the Twelve. The company, and sometimes the audience, would sing, dance and watch a performance headed by a professional with the locals added. The original performance in 1844 was headed by New York actor Thomas A. Lyne. Brigham Young himself played the Peruvian High Priest. The cast list also contained: G. A. Smith, an E. Snow, a G. J. Adams, a Kimball and an A. Lyman.The entire evening was put on to help Joseph Smith relieve the unfair debts that...

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Six Sent South • A Musical

Posted on Jul 27, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Musicals

by R. Don Oscarson Music by Kenneth Perry (For production by LDS Wards, Stakes and Community groups.) The place is Utah after the Civil War. The Church is expanding and Brigham Young is calling individuals and families to colonize out-lying areas in Nevada, Southern Utah, Arizona, California, Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho. The fictional Brown family is called to serve such a mission and their reaction to what they come to understand as their duty makes up the story of this musical. This slice of life in post-Civil War Utah, mixed with young love in full bloom, is both funny and touching. PLAY DETAILS: 2M 2W 2TB 2TG 2G + ensemble of mostly young people with a few adults. About One Hour 2 exteriors, 1 interior Piano Accompaniment only Order # 2067 Available for all LDS Groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The...

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Strangers In Nauvoo • A Musical

Posted on Jul 27, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Musicals

by Mark Stoddard with additional music from M. Ryan Taylor, Eric Stoddard and Kim Stoddard. (For production by LDS Wards, Stakes and Community theatres.) This original musical follows the challenges of a young New York City singer and his bride-to-be as they journey from the glamor of New York City to a slave-market in New Orleans where the young man is about to be sold as a slave. A daring escape aided by Elder Elijah Abel lets them travel to the bustling new city of Nauvoo. In the process they discover what really matters as they travel with Elder Elijah Abel (the first Black man to hold the Priesthood — and also he was on the Council of Seventy in Nauvoo)  and confront Joseph Smith and learn of the Restored Gospel from several surprising sources during the last week of...

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An English Toffee in American Molars • Comic One Act

Posted on Jul 27, 2019 in ZT Short Plays, ZTAwardWinners

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 available...

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Star Child • The Musical Companion to Saturday’s Warrior

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in ZT Musicals, ZT Women Authors

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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Latter-day Ruth • The Musical

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in ZT Musicals, ZT Old Test

Book and Lyrics by Doug Stewart Music by Steve Amundsen The Biblical story of Ruth has long held important and essential principles for the conduct of men and women as Believers in Christ. Doug and Steve have transposed this classic story to the modern day where Ruth stands at the center of a loving family. The parallels are uncannily drawn between the era of Ruth in the Bible and her modern day counterpart. It is an inspirational journey for cast and audience as Ruth and Beau and family find their way together.   PLAY DETAILS: 3M 3W 1TB 1TG 2B 1G + 4 dancers (2M 2F) Order # 2061 About 2 hours Available to all producing groups PERUSAL MATERIALS The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here Latter-dayRuthPERUSAL2018.  It contains Act One of this 2-act musical. You...

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The White Star • The Musical Sequel to Saturday’s Warrior

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in ZT Musicals, ZT Women Authors

Book and Lyrics by Doug Stewart Music by Janice Kapp Perry Luke, a born-again convert lives next door to the now grown Jimmy Flinders, who by the end of “Saturday’s Warrior,” had found his way — literally and figuratively — back home. The ensuing years have not exactly been easy on him, and at the beginning of “White Star,” he is totally inactive in his faith. Now the father of four, he must still find his way back to the light. Luke is on a Quest. “White Star” is the story of a family in spiritual crisis, and a visit from an angel that awakens in a young man a quest to turn around his life, save his Father from an unspoken demon, and unite his family. Through drama, humor, and music, it is a story of how the...

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Wedlocked • A Marriage Musical

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in ZT Musicals

by Marvin Payne and Steven Kapp Perry (For production by Professionals, Community Theatres, College-University Theatres.) The musical story of one couple’s daring escape! Val and Elizabeth Utley are a Seattle couple best described as “typical.” Elizabeth, through whose eyes most of the story is told, is a harried and overworked housewife who feels ignored by her husband, who, despite being an accountant, mainly wants to have fun and avoid serious issues. In an attempt to “start over,” Elizabeth drags Val back to Salina, Utah, where they spent their honeymoon. Val, being impossibly thick-headed, hasn’t the first clue that Elizabeth is trying to put the spark back in their marriage, or that sparks are even missing. Eventually, everything comes to a head, and the problems are dealt with in a fashion where not everything is resolved, but enough to realize...

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A Day, a Night and a Day • The Musical

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in ZT BofM, ZT Christmas Shows, ZT Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Doug Stewart Music by William Marsden (Can be produced by Professionals, LDS Church Groups, Community Groups and College/University Groups.) The Birth of Christ announced in the New World, to the Nephites and Lamanites. In a society where it was not popular, profitable or safe to be a Believer, The Children of Christ await the signs promised by Samuel, The Lamanite. The leaders have waited five long years to execute and rid themselves of the Believers who await the predicted sign surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ, a time when they anticipate “a day, a night and a day” of daylight, with no darkness. Soon, there will be no excuse not to execute the Believers. With a powerful contemporary score this show will dazzle your audience and move them with the powerful validation of testimony, faith...

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A Day, a Night and a Day • The Play

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in ZT BofM, ZT Plays

A Book of Mormon Drama by Doug Stewart (Can be produced by Professionals, LDS Church Groups, Community Groups and College/University Groups.) The Birth of Christ announced in the New World, to the Nephites and Lamanites. In a society where it was not popular, profitable or safe to be a Believer, The Children of Christ await the signs promised by Samuel, The Lamanite. The leaders have waited five long years to execute and rid themselves of the Believers who await the predicted sign surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ, a time when they anticipate “a day, a night and a day” of daylight, with no darkness. Soon, there will be no excuse not to execute the Believers. PLAY DETAILS: 11M 2W 1TG 2B 2G + ensemble About 2 hours Several Locations or one Unit Setting ORDER #2058 Available FOR PRODUCTION...

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Set Apart • A New Play

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in ZT 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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They Sang, Danced, Played and Prayed • A Cultural History

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in ZT Books, ZT Women Authors

The History And Philosophy Of The Cultural Arts Of The Mormon Pioneers by Shirlee Hurst Shields The foundations of the rich cultural traditions of Utah can be traced to the very earliest days of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Today, Utah and it’s surrounding states have much to offer in the areas of music, dance and theatre, and it is mostly due to the efforts of the early Mormon Pioneers, both in Salt Lake City and in the areas surrounding Salt Lake and Utah. This is a short, fun and informative booklet for anyone interested in the cultural heritage of Utah, The Mormons, and the West. PRODUCT DETAILS: 4″ x 6″ (10.16 x 15.24 cm) Black & White on Cream paper 50 pages Illustrated ISBN-13: 978-0615971360 (Zion BookWorks) ISBN-10: 0615971369 BISAC: Performing Arts / Theater /...

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Prayers from Winter Quarters • A Short Play

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Short Plays

by Eric Samuelsen (For production by LDS Wards, Stakes and Community Groups. Colleges and Universities may also find it interesting.) While perfect for use by, say, a Relief Society for their monthly meeting, it can also be theatrically produced by a Ward, Stake or Community Theatre.  The topics associated with the play are: Prayer, Faith, Pioneers, Trials, Enduring, Being Thankful. It can be produced as a Reader’s Theatre or it can be memorized. It is very simple. No setting. No props. Costumes could be worn, or the characters could stay in modern dress. That might tie-in more closely the prayers from Winter Quarters with women of the modern day. For a Relief Society presentation, each prayer could be separately cast to involve more women. PLAY DETAILS: 3W Simple Costumes No props or settings mandatory About 20 minutes Order #...

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An Elder’s Christmas Miracle • A Short Play

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in ZT Christmas Shows, ZT Short Plays, ZT Women Authors

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. PERUSAL MATERIALS The Perusal Pages File (in PDF format) can be read by clicking Elder’sChrMiraclePERUSAL It contains the first 2 scenes of the four scene script. PRODUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE Script in PDF format  — Order #2054a : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to...

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The Christmas Sweet • A Short Play

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in ZT Christmas Shows, ZT 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. PERUSAL MATERIALS The Perusal Pages File (in PDF format) can be read by clicking ChristmasSweetPERUSAL It contains the first TWO scenes of the FOUR scene script. PRODUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE Script in PDF format  — Order #2053a : $10.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for...

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If Not Anything, Nothing Will Do! • A Short Play

Posted on Jul 20, 2019 in ZT Short Plays

A CRAZY MIXED-UP COMEDY SENSATION!!! by Doug Stewart (For production by LDS Church Groups, Youth Theatres, Community Groups) A whacky, zany farce about newly-weds who move into an abandoned and condemned building, near an international airport and a prison, so they can live on what he makes — nothing! The couple is LDS so the first day they are visited by the Home Teachers, the Relief Society President, the Ward Genealogy Chairman, the Choir Director, the Bishop AND two escaped convicts, two police officers and a lady from the looney bin who is now living in the room next to the newlyweds. This play is a scream!! PLAY DETAILS: 10M 5W 1B 1 Interior 25 minutes ORDER #2051 Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The Perusal Pages File (in PDF format) can be read by clicking IfNotAnythingPERUSAL It contains...

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Christmas Programs for Sacrament Meetings

Posted on Jul 20, 2019 in ZT BofM, ZT Books, ZT Christmas Shows, ZT New Test, ZT Women Authors

Compiled by C. Michael Perry Written by Myrth Burr, Carolyn Gifford, Charlee Cardon Wilson Internet Special: $6.99 (+shipping and Maine sales tax) (For production by LDS Church Groups) Christmas Programs for Sacrament Meetings Volume 1 Compiled by C. Michael Perry. Featuring the work of Charlee Cardon Wilson, Myrth Burr and Carolyn Gifford, this Resource Manual of outlines and narrative structures will lend creativity and spiritual cohesiveness to your Christmas Sacrament Meeting presentations. All 7 of the selections included use popular Christmas songs and hymns to carry the wonderful message of the birth of the Christ Child to your congregations. A minimum number of individual copies of each program (emailed in a PDF document to you) must be purchased from the publisher to obtain performance or reading rights. The most you could spend on any reading is $8.00. There is...

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Petunia Passes • A Short Play

Posted on Jul 20, 2019 in ZT Short Plays

by Thomas F. Rogers (For production by ALL Church Groups, Community Groups) Finances and family activities are examined when the ‘family car’ is totaled and the family faces no transportation. What is essential? What can be done without? What is best to be sacrificed? The questions are answered as a family realizes what is important. It is both a funny and heartfelt examination of the modern LDS Family. PLAY DETAILS: 2M 1W 1B 1TG One Interior About 30 minutes ORDER #2043   Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The Perusal Pages File (in PDF format) can be read by clicking PetuniaPassesPERUSAL It contains the first scene of the two scene script. 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...

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Home Cooking • Two Plays

Posted on Jul 20, 2019 in ZT Plays, ZTAwardWinners

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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Without Romance • A Play

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in ZT Plays

by Eric Samuelsen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups,  ALL & LDS Church Groups) An unconventional missionary play set in the Oslo Norway Mission. The concepts and conflicts that sometimes divide us, that really should unite us through tolerance and understanding are explored in this tight drama about mission life, testimony, and Church Doctrine.  A quote from the play: “Blindly through the darkness–The mist is the world, its noise and confusion. The mist is the adversary, dragging us with him. And our best guide is a compass. Our only guide is a handrail.” We do the best we can. Each of us. We obey, or try to. We understand, if we can. We struggle, climb, reach, fail, try again. Hey, it’s not about just the mission, it’s about life! What makes it work — love from...

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One House: Divided • A Play

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Plays, ZT Women Authors

by Agnes Stewart Broberg (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) What happened before Joseph Smith’s First Vision? Why did such a young man inquire so earnestly of the Lord as to which Church was true? This fine drama  offers some possible answers to these and many more questions. A powerful and moving story about a family torn by religious differences and reunited by God’s love. EDITOR’S NOTE: I have a fondness, even a weakness for this play, as I was a member of the original cast of the BYU production back in the Fall of 1972. I was not a member of the Church then, but within 18 months after my experience with Joseph Smith in this play, I was baptized. This play, by my very good friend Agnes Stewart Broberg, was seminal...

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Dial Tones • A Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Plays, Religious Titles, ZT Plays

A Romance by J. Scott Bronson (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups) A humorous tale of a very unique love triangle. Two people making separate telephone calls, are accidentally connected to each other by the playful character named Telephone — an artificial intelligence. As their relationship develops and enlarges and becomes, well, love, the play shows us what love is and what it means to be a human being. Contains mild adult expletives. PLAY DETAILS: 2M 2W 1either 80-90 minutes Simple setting ORDER #3062 Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The Perusal Pages File (in PDF format) can be read by clicking DialTonesPERUSAL It contains the first act of the three act script. PRODUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE Script in PDF format  — Order #3062a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized...

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City Of Joseph • The Classic Nauvoo Musical

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

Book and Lyrics by R. Don Oscarson Music by Maughan W. McMurdie (For production by Community Groups, LDS Church Groups) THE “CONCERT” VERSION A powerful stage version of the original Nauvoo Pageant that began production in 1973, City of Joseph portrays life during the establishment and growth of Nauvoo, Illinois, under the direction of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Scaled to fit an indoor stage, it features all the music from the original pageant as it tells the story through the eyes of those who lived there from 1839-1846. A CD with orchestral accompaniment (and choir) is available for the production. Order #2042CONCERT THE ORIGINAL 1999 VERSION (Still to come) City of Joseph portrays life during the establishment and growth of Nauvoo, Illinois, under the direction of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Able to encompass a large flexible cast, you will...

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The Red Plush Parlor • A Gentle Musical

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in ZT DC Hist, ZT Musicals, ZT Women Authors

Book and Lyrics by Christie Lund Coles Music by Larry Bastian A righteous man who already has six wives has found another lamb to bring into his protective fold. But there is one big problem: his oldest son has fallen in love with this very same young lady. A fun and funny musical comedy.         PLAY DETAILS: Characters: 2M 7W 3Teenboys 2Teengirls 1girl + ensemble, if desired About 90 minutes Settings: 3 interiors Order # 2074 Available for all groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: RedPlushParlorPERUSAL SONG LIST ACT ONE #1 — Overture — Orchestra Scene 1 — The Sitting Room of the KNUDSEN home in Salt Lake City. #2 — The Wives’ Song — Wives and Dancers #3 — Goodness Knows — Annie and Wives #4 — Scene Change Music —...

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