Polly! • A One Woman Musical

by Steven Kapp Perry

In a musical tour-de-force,  POLLY will relate the life of Polly Mathilda Merrill Colton from her teenage years in Shelby, Mich., through her marriage, conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and life in Nauvoo, Ill., to Utah with the Mormon Trek. POLLY is the remarkable story of woman, as she endures the timeless human struggle to reconcile faith with the experiences of our lives, fighting through the day to day and ordinary to the larger vision. It’s humorous, it’s touching, and best of all…it’s true!

(The image above is the cover of the CD of the Original Cast, Johanne Fréchette Perry, issued by Prime Recordings.)


PLAY DETAILS

  •  1f
  • 90 minutes
  • Pioneer costumes
  • Simple setting can be real or projected
  • ORDER #2103

TO BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER, 2021


REVIEW EXCERPTS

“POLLY is a soaring triumph.” – Deseret News

“Written by songwriter Steven Kapp Perry, POLLY is a musical tour de force that has brought audiences to their feet night after night since a standing-room only premiere at BYU. Filled with memorable music…” — Provo Daily Herald

“Everyone, no matter how ordinary, has an interesting story to tell…The songs are tuneful and pretty, often funny, always well-written and intricately rhymed…Though Polly insists she’s quite unremarkable, by the end she — and we — realize that anyone who joins the LDS Church, crosses the plains, settles in the wilderness and lives to be 75 is pretty remarkable indeed. – Eric D. Snider [full review here]

“It celebrates the life of a woman.” – BYU Daily Universe

“It was brilliantly written and captured the inner feelings of a woman’s heart… [Perry] truly has a genuine talent with words that touch the strings of the heart…an enchanting performance…” UVU NEWS


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains the first half of the script of the play is available: SOON
  • ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM : Available Soon
  • ORIGINAL CAST DVD : Available Soon

DEMO SONGS from the original Cast Album: COMING SOON

 


REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #2103a : $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format  — Order #2103c : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • Vocal Book in PDF format  — Order #2103b : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2103d : (to be quoted upon application)
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  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2103e :(to be quoted upon application)
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  • Orchestrations in PDF format  — Order #2103h : $150.00 (parts consist of: violin, oboe/English horn, viola, horn, banjo, cello, from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • 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.


 


BILLING and CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

POLLY 

A One Woman Musical 

Book, Music & Lyrics by 

Steven Kapp Perry

Originally Directed by 

Mark Huffman

Orchestrations by 

Greg Hansen

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. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Polly! is presented through special arrangement with Zion Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by ZT, www.ziontheatricals.com”


PRODUCTIONS

  • MORE TO COME
  • Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, Utah — January-February, 2009
  • Alpine Playhouse, Alpine Utah — August, 2005
  • Little London Dinner Theatre, Pleasant Grove, Utah —  March 2000
  • Villa Playhouse, Springville Utah — September 1997
  • @ Spanish Fork High School, Spanish Fork, Utah —  July 1993
  • PREMIERE: POLLY opened in the Pardoe Theater, Brigham Young University — May 7, 1992

 

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