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The Anointed • An Epic Musical

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Musicals, Premiere Musicals, Religious Titles, ZT Old Test, ZT Premiere Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Thomas F. Rogers Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups) A musical spanning and contrasting the years from Saul’s Kingship, when David slew Goliath, through to Solomon’s building of the temple in Jerusalem. A gripping musical drama PLAY DETAILS: 39M 3W +chorus. (Doubling of roles is recommended) Unit Set 2 hours Order #2001 Available for ALL performance groups. Part of the PREMIERE MUSICALS file. AUTHOR’S NOTE (Upon revisitation after years away from the script) “As I reviewed THE ANOINTED I was struck by the close resemblance of its narrative and its characters to those in Shakespeare’s chronicle plays–the ruthless rivalry between often despotic kin for the monarchy, David’s fierce allegiance to the unassailability of the Lord’s Anointed–the Jewish equivalent of ‘the...

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Coming Home: A Christmas Story — Musical

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 in Christmas Plays and Musicals, Family Audience Plays and Musicals, Latest, Musicals, New Releases, Premiere Musicals, Religious Titles

Book & Lyrics by George G. King Music & Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (Perfect for Professional, Community, College/University, and Church groups.) On the night of the great blizzard of 1953 a young couple find their way to the Herstoller Hotel, a mountain inn. She is pregnant. Their car has broken down just outside. They are looking for a room. The innkeeper’s wife is leaving; she has had it. As her husband enters they begin to air their personal laundry in front of these young strangers. But a busload of entertainers is on their way, and though the inn is all booked up––the beds aren’t made, yet! The wife leaves. The young couple is turned away. The daughter of the innkeeper, and her boyfriend, arrive. The innkeeper’s wife re-enters with the young couple in tow, and she needs a...

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The Saga of Sasquatch C’lone

Posted on May 25, 2017 in Family Audience Plays and Musicals, Latest, New Releases, Premiere Musicals

Doc Holliday’s Electronic Medicine Show (or The Battle of the Bottles) Book by Jon Robert Howe Lyrics by C. Michael Perry & Jon Robert Howe Music by C. Michael Perry Two competing Medicine Shows: “Doc Holliday’s Electronic Medicine Show” vs. “Slickery Q. Slidey’s Toilet Water Tableaux”. They both sell Sasquatch C’lone, which they both claim to manufacture from a secret recipe. Doc sells bottle after bottle. Slickery sells … well, less than that, at least not at Doc’s price. Slickery is jealous, too jealous, because he is, after all, the bottler of all the C’lone ever made. He just can’t sell much of it to anyone but Doc, because Doc has the machine to distribute it: The Buckskin-Talky-Picture-In-A-Box, broadcast on the Saddle-light Broadcasting System, to cabins and fine homes across Pioneer America. Doc suspects something as Slickery carefully hides...

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Christmas On The Blue — A New Musical for Christmas

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Christmas Plays and Musicals, Hansen-Perry Productions, Latest, New Releases, Premiere Musicals, Women Playwrights and Composers

Licensed by Hansen-Perry Productions to Leicester Bay Theatricals Book by Elizabeth Hansen Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry PERFECT FOR PROFESSIONAL, COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY, AND COMMUNITY GROUPS TO PERFORM DURING THE HOLIDAYS. Christmas Eve in 1943. The war still rages in Europe and the Pacific, as, outside of Cleveland, Ohio, WCCR, a small radio station, struggles to survive not only the worst blizzard in 100 years, but with the fact that it’s pretty near broke. “Christmas On The Blue” centers around Doris Irving, the woman who runs the station, who has not heard anything about her MIA husband, Morris, since July of 1943. Suspecting the worst, she may be forced to close the station as WCCR, a member of the “Blue Network”, (which has struggled since its separation from NBC) has lost nearly all of its advertising to stations still...

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Winterblum — A Frozen New Musical

Posted on May 10, 2017 in Child and Youth Audiences, Family Audience Plays and Musicals, Premiere Musicals

Book, Music & Lyrics by Mark Ogden  (Perfect for Professional, University/College, Community, High School,  Youth groups, TYA) An older youth must have freedom. He or She, depending on which version you choose, is ready to leave Foster Parents and find the origins that he/she has left behind, and head to a land that is no longer filled with light. A past that has been kept hidden out of fear is what is waiting to be discovered by the questing youth. But so many things stand in the way of the quest, including the leader of this forgotten land who has magical powers. But there are many things besides memories that need to be awakened in our hero or heroine. A musical as FROZEN as the recent film delight! This is available now for PREMIERE production. And you get to...

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The Gypsy Tree — a play with songs

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Child and Youth Audiences, Family Audience Plays and Musicals, Latest, Musicals, New Releases, Premiere Musicals, Premiere Plays, Seniors in Cast

by J.D. Newman Songs by Jennifer Haycock Errand (Perfect for Amateur, Professional, Educational groups as well as Youth/Teen theatres.) Jacqueline is a Gypsy maiden who yearns to settle down in a village. She steals her grandmother’s magic book and casts a spell on a large oak tree. Jacqueline hopes her “Gypsy Tree” will keep her rooted in the village where she has fallen in love with a young man. Jacqueline and her grandmother engage in a battle of magic, which changes their destinies and helps them to finally understand one another. This pastoral comedy is written in blank verse and rhyming couplets. PLAY DETAILS: 3m 3f About 90 minutes Period 1800s Fantasy costumes Exterior forest setting PREMIERE PLAY FILE Order #3126 Available for ALL producing groups! PERUSAL MATERIALS Perusal Pages File Available here: GypsyTreePERUSAL (The PDF file contains the first...

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Such Stuff As Dreams — A Musical Tempest

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 in Classics, Premiere Musicals, Shakespeare Plays

Suggested by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”  Book and Lyrics by Neil K. Newell Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools,  Church Groups, Youth Theatres) You thought you knew “The Tempest”? Well, get ready for this version. We start before Shakespeare begins. We see Propsero and Miranda arrive. We see Ariel deposit Sycorax and Caliban on the isle. We see Ariel impaled in the ‘oak’ and we see Propsero defeat Sycorax. We then see Sycorax come to life again through the intervention of  Caliban and the strangers deposited on the island by Prospero’s tempest. As in the original, goodness prevails but only after valuable lessons have been learned by all. This story now involves the conflict between Sycorax/Caliban and Prospero. It is no longer an epic but a taught, musical...

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Cricket On The Hearth — A New Dickens Christmas Musical

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Christmas Plays and Musicals, Premiere Musicals

Book Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools,  Church Groups, Youth Theatres) This is Dickens’ other Christmas carol. The magic of life is evident in the Peerybingle household with a happy marriage and a newborn son. Two houses are blessed by the lucky Crickets: The Peerybingles, the Plummers with Mr. Tackleton’s awaiting the blessing of life and love.. Everyone’s paths are soon to cross with Tackleton, a disgruntled toymaker, who hates all humanity except May Fielding. He lives to make people miserable — especially children — as his toys are gruesome and scary. His employees, Caleb and Bertha, (who is blind) are simple, poor people who slave to make quality toys that the children will play with. Tackleton berates them, but their toys are purchased over his and...

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Golden Dreams — A New Musical

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Premiere Musicals

Book, Music and Lyrics by James G. Lambert & C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) A love story, like all operettas, in the style of “New Moon”, “Desert Song” and “Naughty Marietta”. But this one is set in the romantic atmosphere of the California Gold Rush. It spins the tale of the dashing Mexican-American Robin Hood figure of Joaquin Murietta. The Hermanos de Murietta, a band of Vaqueros, have been recovering gold from the corrupt bankers and profiteers and returning it to the rightful owners, the miners. However, as all heroes do, Joaquin falls in love with the lovely Jennifer Wells, the banker villain’s daughter, and the plots interweave as the story winds its way to a happy conclusion, like all operettas. PLAY DETAILS: 17 M 6W...

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Heidi — A New Musical

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Child and Youth Audiences, Classics, Premiere Musicals, Religious Titles

Book and Lyrics by Gayanne Ramsden Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (TYA) (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Middle Schools/Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) A faithful telling of the classic story of the little girl and her Grandfather on the Alm. The focus of the musical is on how Heidi’s life and ebullient spirit touches and changes each life she comes in contact with as she grows up and learns about God. Peter, Alm Uncle, The Grandmother, Klara Sesseman, Herr Sesseman, Grandmother Sesseman, the Servants — all are changed by their contact with Heidi. Even Miss Rottenmeier and the Professor are touched by her magic, but choose not to change. Heidi does not remain unchanged by her contact with those around her; she soaks up life and learns painful and...

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Great Expectations — A New Musical

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Classics, Premiere Musicals

Book, Music and Lyrics by Neil K. Newell & C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) On a wet and dreary day in 1858, Charles Dickens finds shelter from a storm in the home of one Phillip Pirrip. Intrigued by the unusual artifacts that decorate his home he entreats Phillip to tell him the story behind them. The 65 year-old Phillip begins telling the story of his childhood, when he was known as Pip, in what is soon to become Dickens’ newest novel, “GREAT EXPECTATIONS.” Considered one of Dickens’ finest works, “GREAT EXPECTATIONS” is the coming of age story of the orphan Pip who falls in love with the unreachable Estella. In order to win her he desires to raise himself from a blacksmith’s apprentice to a gentleman....

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Rose — The Musical Life of Rose O’Neill – “The Kewpie Lady”

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Premiere Musicals

THE KEWPIE LADY Book by Max Golightly & Neil K. Newell Lyrics by Max Golightly, Neil Newell and C. Michael Perry Music by Neil Newell and C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups) A challenging musical that dramatizes the life of Rose O’Neill, one of America’s most glamorous and eccentric artists and the creator of, among other things, the Kewpie Doll. Her strong family support in the midst of almost overwhelming odds is a testament to the worth and viability of the family unit. Through divorce, death and financial disaster Rose and the O’Neill family weathered the storms of life — together. It wasn’t all bad. There was joy and harmony as well as the despair, among their tribulations. Though enormously wealthy during most of their lives, the O’Neills started with nothing but each...

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Little Princess — A New Musical

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Child and Youth Audiences, Classics, Premiere Musicals

Book, Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (TYA) (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Middle Schools/Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Children’s Theatres/Youth Theatres) A beloved children’s classic now available in a new musical treatment. Sara Crewe is a gifted and well-mannered child, and Captain Crewe, her father, is an extraordinarily wealthy man. So, Miss Minchin, mistress of Sara’s boarding school, has no choice but to treat Sara as her star pupil — a little princess. One day the message comes through that Sara’s father has died penniless in India. Miss Minchin reduces Sara to a beggar and a drudge and the other girls laugh and make fun. All except for Lottie and Ermengarde and the little scullery maid, Becky. They keep Sara going and she enthuses them. Sara is strong-willed and courageous and...

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Scarlet Pimpernel — A New Musical

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in New Releases, Premiere Musicals

Book and Lyrics by Will Huddleston Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry Original Concept and Lyrics by Barry Collyer Orchestrations by C. Michael Perry, Sean Jackson, Trent Oliphant, and Jason Porter. Vocal Arrangements by C. Michael Perry & Trisha Garrett (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) Sir Percy Blakeney, The Scarlet Pimpernel, is the 17th Century equivalent of a modern “super hero”. This Englishman has rescued countless victims from the jaws of Madame Guillotine during the French Revolution. He has eluded the French authorities by his wits and clever disguises. A member of the French Committee for Public Safety named Chauvelin, is on his trail. He has married the most beautiful and popular woman in all France, Marguerite St. Just. But the marriage has turned sour due to unspoken...

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Enchanted April: a musical

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Banner, Hansen-Perry Productions, Musicals, Premiere Musicals, Women Playwrights and Composers

A Month In Italy…In A Castle… https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.138/5ba.d01.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/EA-Trailer-1-The-Bows.mp4 Book and Lyrics by Elizabeth Hansen Music, Lyrics and arrangements by C. Michael Perry based on the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim Appearing here under license from Hansen-Perry Productions. (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups. RIGHTS CURRENTLY RESTRICTED slightly — please inquire if you are interested in this show. Leicester Bay Theatricals is acting as AGENT for this musical. It is not considered a PUBLISHED musical, but one that is “in-process”.) London, 1922. It’s a rainy, miserable, dreary day in London and LOTTY WILKINS, a dowdy woman of about 30, is miserable and dreary in it. Longing for a respite from the rain, Lotty finds refuge in her women’s club where she happens upon an ad in the “Agony Column” of the London Times that reads: “To Those who...

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