Star Child • The Musical Companion to Saturday’s Warrior

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 Child” that’s in us. Doug Stewart’s script is filled with humor and pathos, and Gaye Beeson’s soaring music is unforgettable. Star Child will delight and inspire the whole family in every audience.


  • cast of 5M 5F (+dancers and choir)
    • CHUCK, 19 Confused, Independent
    • LARRY, 19 His Pre-existent Friend
    • MARIE, 19 Chuck’s Girl, Committed to Principle
    • MATRON, 50 A Kindly Pre-existence Worker
    • WALLY KESTLER, 21 A Fiery Gung-ho Returned Missionary
    • HAROLD GREENE, 21 His Once Timid Companion
    • MITZI, 19 Shy, Homely. Transforms into Real Beauty
    • BETTY LOU, 22 Man Crazy
    • MICHAEL, 12 Pre-existent Boy Who Wants Chuck & Marie for Parents
    • SARAH, 8 Pre-existent Girl Who Wants Chuck & Marie for Parents
    • DANCERS 6-10 Male and Female
    • SINGING CHOIR is optional (Can be provided on tape)
  • About 2 hours
  • Order # 2059

Available to all producing groups


  • The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: StarChildPERUSAL.  It contains Act One of this 2-act musical.
  • The Original Cast CD is available as a CD and on Download from (Download is $8.99, CD is $8.31)


  • Tall
  • Star Child Theme / Tall
  • The Hunt
  • He’s Waiting
  • The Promise
  • High Places
  • Star Child Theme (Reprise)
  • Joe Cool
  • The Real You
  • Follow the Light
  • Land of Milk and Honey
  • Dream of My Dreams
  • Royal Army Production
  • Which Way?
  • Mission in Life
  • Within Me
  • What Love Can Do
  • Star Child
  • A Royal Army
  • Tall (Instrumental)
  • The Promise / Star Child
  • Finale
  • Tall (Reprise)

SONG SAMPLES (from the Original Cast Album)


  • 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 #2059a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #2059c : $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • PerformanceTraks — Order #2059j: $250.00 flat rental fee (coming soon — contains song backings)

  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2059d :  for the only performance or the first performance in a series of related performances. (QUOTED ONLY UPON APPLICATION [See ZTPerformanceLicense above])
  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2059e : for the only performance or the first performance in a series of related performances. (QUOTED ONLY UPON APPLICATION [See ZTPerformanceLicense above])
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • 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.

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. [or see the Vocal Selections above, if available.]


  • Old Grantsville Church Dinner Theatre, Grantsville, Utah — April 2019
  • The Valentine Theatre in American Fork — 1999
  • Film Version — 1999
  • Premiered by Doug Stewart Productions in the original Western States Tour — 1981


A Musical

Book & Lyrics by
Doug Stewart

Music by
Gaye Beeson

NOTE: The names of the 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

This also must appear on all advertising and in all programs for the show:
“STAR CHILD is presented by special arrangement with Zion Theatricals ( All rehearsal materials are provided by Zion Theatricals.”

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