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.
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 be able to recreate the show on your stage.
Order #2042ORIGINAL1999 (Not yet available)
Available for production by ALL producing groups.
- The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this CONCERT VERSION musical: (CityOfJosephconcertPERUSAL)
- The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this ORIGINAL VERSION musical: (Coming Soon)
SONG LIST 1999 Version
- Overture — Orchestra (8:01)
- Bend of the River — Walt and Friends (3:06)
- City of Joseph — Walt and Citizens of Nauvoo (3:07)
- All Hail — New England Camp Meetings (2:45)
- Have You Heard — Walt and Missionaries (3:18)
- City Of Joseph (rep) — Walt and Citizens of Nauvoo (3:07)
- Long-Time Friends — Martin and Amy (3:44)
- Somethin’ To Do — Children of Nauvoo (2:26)
- How Do You Build A City? — Walt and Citizens (4:36)
- I’ll Think of You — William, Emily, and Children (4:18)
- The Spirit of God — Walt and the Converts (3:18)
- Unto the Least of These — Emma & Women of Nauvoo (3:58)
- Pennies From Our Pockets — Citizens of Nauvoo (1:47)
- Come To The Temple — Walt and the Entire Cast (3:20)
- O, My Father — Walt, Mother and Children (4:27)
- We Believe — Walt, Citizens of Nauvoo, Dignitaries (4:36)
- Bend of the River — Walt and Friends (3:07)
SONG SAMPLES (from the 1999 Cast Recording)
Playlists are on the CD webpages
- OR buy the New Cast Recording CD — available HERE) for $14.99 (+ shipping)
- Cast Recording for the Original 1976 Production is available HERE for $14.99 (+ shipping)
OTHER Perusal Materials
- A Choral SATB and Vocal Solo in sheet music for the song “Come To The Temple” is available from our Music Publisher’s sister site: HERE
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE: (State CONCERT or ORIGINAL)
- 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.
- Script in PDF format — Order #2042a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
- Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #2042b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
- Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #2042: $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
- First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2042d : $100 (for the first or only performance)
- Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2042e : $80 (for each successive performance)
- PerformanceTraks — Order #3055j: $100.00 flat fee. (Now Available!)
- Professional Royalties will be quoted upon the filler form ZT Performance Licence Application No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us.
NOTE ON SHEET MUSIC OF INDIVIDUAL SONGS: If you are looking for sheet music for a particular song from the show, we can make that available to you for a small fee. We have had a lot of demand for this and, while we love to make the big bucks, we would prefer to just meet your needs and get you the song you want at a more nominal price, which in the end is better for you and easier for us.
- Inglewood California Stake — July 21 & 22, 2017
- Lake City Florida Stake — July 28 & 29, 2017
- BYU Education Week — 2007 (Premiere of the CONCERT Version)
- Conference Center Theatre (SLC) by Sandy Crescent Stake — 2001
- The Nauvoo Temple — every summer from 1973-2004
CITY OF JOSEPH
Book and Lyrics by
R. Don Oscarson
Music and Arrangements by
Maughan W. McMurdie
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The type of the author’s name should never be less than 50% of the size of the typeface for the TITLE.
THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY: “City of Joseph is presented through special arrangement with Zion Theatricals. All authorized materials are also supplied by ZT, www.ziontheatricals.com”
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