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

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.


  • 20M 8W 3B 2G + chorus and dancers (Doubling of parts is recommended)
  • Space setting with props and set pieces.
  • 2 hours
  • Order #2006

Available for ALL producing groups.


“The music is impressive, exciting and moving!” — PROVO DAILY HERALD


  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first act of this 2-act musical: WFSPERUSALLDS


  • #1    WHERE FREEDOM STANDS     Families & cast
  • #2    WHERE FREEDOM STANDS (REPRISE #1)    Chorus
  • #3    PATRICK HENRY UNDERSCORE    Orchestra
  • #4    SONS OF LIBERTY    Jason & George
  • #5    WHERE FREEDOM STANDS (REPRISE #2)    Chorus
  • #6    CONCESSIONS    Franklin, Washington, and Delegates
  • #7    CONSTITUTION U.S. & S.C.    Orchestra
  • #8    MOVIN’ WEST, MOVIN’ ON Scene Change    Orchestra
  • #9    LAY NOT UP FOR YOURSELVES    William
  • #10     LAY NOT UP FOR YOURSELVES.S.C.    Orchestra
  • #11     MOVIN’ WEST, M OVIN’ ON S.C.    Orchestra
  • #12     WINTER QUARTERS UNDERSCORE    Orchestra & Chorus
  • #13     WITHOUT YOU HERE    Abigail & William (The men are called away on missions)
  • #14     MOVIN’ WEST, MOVIN’ ON    Chorus
  • #15     WHERE IS THE PEACE?    Jason & Caroline
  • #16     DIXIE/AT THE END OF TRACK S.C.    Orchestra & Chorus
  • #17     WHEN YOU WANT TO CRY    The Lee Family
  • #18     AT THE END OF TRACK    Gandy Dancers
  • #19     WHERE FREEDOM STANDS Scene Change    Orchestra
  • #20     BARNRAISING    Orchestra & Dan cers
  • #21     BARNRAISING PLAYOUT    Orchestra
  • #22     THE LONG WARS    Michael & James (chronicles the 20th Century)
  • #23     TOGETHER    James & Margaret
  • #24     A NEW WORLD    Abigail, Caroline & Cast
  • #25     WHERE FREEDOM STANDS Finale    Cast

SONG SAMPLES — (the demo files are from the original cast recording which can be purchased below)

  • Where Freedom Stands! Original Cast Album  — #2006f : $13.95 (plus shipping and handling) ORDER PAGE (CLICK for demos)


  • Script in PDF format — Order #2006a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #2006b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #2006c : $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2006d : $100 (for the first or only performance)

Second Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2006e : $80 (for each consecutive performance)

  • Orchestration in PDF format — Order #2006h : $300.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) Orchestrations parts available: Piano OR 2 flutes, 1piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassons, 2 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, piano, 6 violins, 2 cellos, bass violin, electric bass, harp, drums, tympani, xylophone, vibes, percussion, harmonica, banjo, acoustic guitar.

  • PerformanceTrak CD — Order #2006j : $75.00 rental (must be returned following your production)

  • Professional Performance License can be granted by filling out the Performance License Application: No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. This is a filler form that after you click “SUBMIT” will send directly to our email address. Response averages 2-3 business days.


  • S.C.E.R.A Shell Outdoor Theatre — 1984
  • Premiered at (and commissioned by) the Provo City Freedom Festival (Inaugural Season) — 1980

Sadly, James G. Lambert, longtime friend and collaborator, passed away in 2011. He will be missed by many.

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