The Anointed • An Epic Musical

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, many roles can be doubled.)
  • 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 divine right of kings.’  The Romanovs were really no different: both Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great had their rival eldest sons exterminated.  Catherine the Great connived in the murder of her demented husband, Peter III, then usurped his throne.  Her only offspring, Paul I, was similarly done in with the consent of his oldest son, Alexander I.  I suppose a close equivalent in our own day would be the way congressional opposition consistently and unabatedly does everything it can to obstruct and bring down a sitting president rather than, in tandem, actually govern.” –TFR


COMMENT:

POSTED ON NEW PLAY EXCHANGE:

“A very thorough treatment of the Old Testament story of King David is delivered with wonderful songs and accurate speeches. Many of the Old Testament names are included and given majestic monologues remarkably true to Scripture. The songs are a touching embellishment to the script. This epic becomes a valuable addition to Biblical interpretation and its theatricality cannot be disputed. Be prepared for a glorious show with many characters and songs. Fortunately, the audience will, in many cases be familiar with the story while being educated anew with some of its details.” — DONNA GORDON (25 May 2019)


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first act of this musical: AnointedPERUSAL
  • This and other plays by Thomas F. Rogers may be read in the new publication: The Plays of Thomas F. Rogers Volume 3 : Crises In Faith (the other plays included are: Huebener, Fire In The Bones, First Trump, Reunion, Set Apart, and Petunia Passes (a short play). You can purchase the seven play volume, Crises In Faith for $16.00 (saving $3.99 off the list price) and getting to read all seven of Tom Rogers’ plays about the Latter-day Saints. A great way for inexpensive perusing!

SONG LIST (Songs in bold italics are demoed below)

  • ACT ONE
  • #1 PROLOGUE • ORCHESTRA
  • #2 NOW IS THE DAY OF ISRAEL’S GLORY • CHORUS & SOLOIST
  • #3 SAUL WAS — DAVID IS • SAUL, MICHAL & CHORUS
  • #4 A TEMPLE, A TEMPLE! • SAUL & CHORUS
  • #5 THAT MAN WILL BE REWARDED • SAUL, Young DAVID AND CHORUS
  • #6 MINE • MICHAL
  • #7 A NEW SONG • DAVID
  • #8 DAVID LIVES! • JONATHAN
  • #9 MINE (reprise) • MICHAL
  • #10 A NEW SONG (reprise) • DAVID
  • #11 NOW IS THE DAY (reprise 1) • CHORUS
  • #12 PRINCE OF ISRAEL • DAVID
  • #13 A TEMPLE, A TEMPLE! (reprise) • CHORUS
  • #14 MYSTERY OF ANCIENT DAYS • SAUL & CHORUS
  • #15 THOU SHALT • SOLOIST & CHORUS
  • #16a I MADE YOU MINE • DAVID
  • #16b THEY ENVY ME • BATHSHEBA
  • #17 SHALL DIE • CHORUS
  • #18 THEY ENVY ME (reprise) • BATHSHEBA
  • #19 A TEMPLE, A TEMPLE! (reprise) • CHORUS
  • #20 HE MOURNS • CHORUS
  • #21 PRINCE OF ISRAEL (reprise) • CHORUS
  • ACT TWO
  • #22 NOW IS THE DAY (reprise 2) • CHORUS
  • #23 DAVID LIVES! (reprise 1) • DAVID
  • #24 ABSALOM! ABSALOM! • SOLOIST & CHORUS
  • #24a RUN, DAVID, RUN! • SOLOIST AND CHORUS
  • #25 HOW CONSTANT, MY JUSTICE • DAVID
  • #26 THE LION’S WHELP • SOLOIST & CHORUS
  • #27 NOW IS THE DAY (reprise 3) • SOLOIST & CHORUS
  • #28 MAIM • CHORUS
  • #29 NOW IS THE DAY (reprise 4) • SOLOIST & CHORUS
  • #30 THEY ENVY ME (reprise) • BATHSHEBA
  • #31 LONG LIVE KING SOLOMON • CHORUS
  • #32 SALVATION & HOW CONSTANT, MY JUSTICE (reprise) • DAVID & SOLOMON
  • #33 A TEMPLE, A TEMPLE! (reprise) • CHORUS
  • #34 FINALE • ENTIRE COMPANY

SONG SAMPLES — These mp3 files are made from the Finale Note Performer files: These are PIANO ONLY, until the orchestrations are finished.


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 #2001a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • Vocal Book in PDF format  — Order #2001b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format  — Order #2001c : $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2001d : $90 (for the first or only performance)

  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2001e : $70 (for each consecutive performance)

  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application.
  • Orchestration (when available) in PDF format — Order #2001h : $300.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

 



PRODUCTIONS

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