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Whatsoever: The Musical Story of Abraham

Whatsoever logoThe Quintessential Man of Faith

by Mark Ogden

 

From the city of Ur to the pinnacle of Mount Moriah, Abraham’s story is the most pivotal in the Old Testament as it wraps up what has gone before and prepares for what comes after. It is a type, a foreshadowing of the New Testament and the sacrifice that will be asked of another Father and Son.

(Performable by Church, Educational, Professional and Community Groups)


PLAY DETAILS:

  • Characters: 14M 5W 1 boy 2 teenmales + ensemble
  • About two hours
  • Settings: Various
  • Order # 2073

Available for all groups.


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: WhatsoeverPERUSAL
    THE Original Limited Edition Live Performance  Album  is available on CD HERE for $12.00

SONG LIST

ACT ONE Scene 1 —

  • #1 — Opening & Whatsoever — Jehovah & Abram :
  • #2 — Holier Than Thou — Lot, Nahor, Haran, Terah
  • Scene 2 —
  • #3 — What Did I Do To Deserve You? — Abram Sarai, Nahor, Milcah, Terah :
  • #4 — Traveling — Sarai & Company
  • Scene 3 —
  • #5 — Chosen One — Jehovah
  • #6 — Pretty Isn’t Everything– Sarai
  • #7 — Don’t Look Back — Lot & Lotta, Sarai, Pageant Master :
  • #8 — Our New Home — Sarai, Lotta, Lot, Ram, Abraham
  • #9 — This Is The Land — Abraham,Sarai, Lotta, Lot, Ram, Canaanites
  • Scene 4 —
  • #9 — To Die For — Memphis, Abraham
  • #10-#10b — To Die For (Reprises) — Shulem, Memphis, Pharoah
  • Scene 5 —
  • #11 — Chosen One (reprise) — Jehovah
  • #12 — A Song of Faith — Pageant Master
  • #13 — Cain — Abraham
  • Scene 6 —
  • #14 — Something More — Hagar :

INTERMISSION

  • ACT TWO
  • #15 — Entre’acte
  • Scene 1 —
  • #16 — Whatsoever (Reprise 1) — Eliazer, Lot, Abraham
  • Scene 2 —
  • #17a — Something More (Reprise) — Sarai & Hagar
  • #17b — That Man Is A Mystery — Sarai :
  • Scene 3 —
  • #18 — Nasty Neighbors — Pageant Master
  • #19 — Don’t Look Back (Reprise) — Azrael, Pageant Master, & Company
  • Scene 4 —
  • #20a — Underscore 1
  • #20b — Underscore 2
  • Scene 5 —
  • #21 — When I Get To Heaven — Abraham, Isaac, Sarah,
  • #22 — Faith — Jehovah
  • Scene 6 —
  • #23 — That Man Is A Mystery (Reprise) — Sarah
  • Scene 7 —
  • #24 — Whatsoever (Reprise 2) — Abraham (a cappella)
  • #25 — Angel Underscore
  • #26 — What Did I Do To Deserve You (Reprise) — Abraham, & Sarah
  • #27 — Whatsoever (Reprise 3) — Abraham, Sarah, Lot, Lotta & Company
  • #28 — Bows
  • #29 — Playout Music

DEMO SAMPLES (recorded from a live performance)

  • 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.

REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE

  • Performance License Application: LBTLicenseApplication072017 No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us.
  • Script in PDF format  — Order #2073a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • Piano-Vocal Score (in PDF format) — Order #2073b : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • Vocal Book (in PDF Format) — Order #2073c : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • Performance-Traks  — Order #2073j : $100.00 (can be sent on CD or in a download through email)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2073d : Royalty terms quoted on application
  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2073e : Royalty terms quoted on application
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application

BILLING REQUIREMENTS:

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
Whatsoever: The Musical Story of Abraham
Book, Music & Lyrics by
Mark Ogden

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.

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Whatsoever: The Musical Story of Abraham is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


PRODUCTIONS

  • St. George Musical Theatre,  St. George, Utah  — 1997 & 2004
  • Olde Theatre Company, Viginia — 1990

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