Whatsoever: The Musical Story of Abraham

The Quintessential Man of Faith

by Mark Ogden

From the city of Ur to the pinnacle of Mount Moriah, Abraham’s story is the most pivotal in the Old Testament as it wraps up what has gone before and prepares for what comes after. It is a type, a foreshadowing of the New Testament and the sacrifice that will be asked of another Father and Son.

(Performable by Church, Educational, Professional and Community Groups)


PLAY DETAILS:

  • Characters: 14M 5W 1 boy 2 teenmales + ensemble (Doubling Possible for Male roles)

    • Jehovah (speaking voice can be live or recorded)
      Young Abram
      Abram/Abraham
      Sariah/Sarah
      Hagar — dark, slender, noble, but shabbily dressed
      Pageant Master (Sir Thomas Towneley)
      Ram — a teen male in a sheep suit
      Terah — Abram’s father, silver-haired and wearing costly robes
      Nahor — Abram’s brother — dirty, messy and smells bad (not really)
      Milcah — pretty but ‘Queen-size’, her children echo her looks (could be bad teeth)
      Haran — Abram’s brother — gaunt, usually with a wine-skin
      Lot — nephew to Abram (could double as Pharoah)
      Lotta — talkative, allergies, speaks with a New Jersey accent
      Memphis — swaggers, New York accent
      Shulem — Egyptian Royal Treasurer
      Pharoah — the god-king of Egypt, majestic, staid & stiff
      Azrael — an Angel
      Eliezer — chief steward, a no-nonsense-guy
      Ishmael — 13, dark muscular (also plays Huz)
      Isaac — about 8-10, angelic looking (also plays Buz)
      Canaanites
      Various children
      Egyptian Guards
      Egyptian Dancing Girls
      Various Vendors
  • About two hours
  • Settings: Various
  • Order # 2073

Available for all groups


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: WhatsoeverPERUSAL
    THE Original Limited Edition Live Performance  Album  is available on CD HERE for $12.00

SONG LIST

ACT ONE Scene 1 —

  • #1 — Opening & Whatsoever — Jehovah & Abram :
  • #2 — Holier Than Thou — Lot, Nahor, Haran, Terah
  • Scene 2 —
  • #3 — What Did I Do To Deserve You? — Abram Sarai, Nahor, Milcah, Terah :
  • #4 — Traveling — Sarai & Company
  • Scene 3 —
  • #5 — Chosen One — Jehovah
  • #6 — Pretty Isn’t Everything– Sarai
  • #7 — Don’t Look Back — Lot & Lotta, Sarai, Pageant Master :
  • #8 — Our New Home — Sarai, Lotta, Lot, Ram, Abraham
  • #9 — This Is The Land — Abraham,Sarai, Lotta, Lot, Ram, Canaanites
  • Scene 4 —
  • #9 — To Die For — Memphis, Abraham
  • #10-#10b — To Die For (Reprises) — Shulem, Memphis, Pharoah
  • Scene 5 —
  • #11 — Chosen One (reprise) — Jehovah
  • #12 — A Song of Faith — Pageant Master
  • #13 — Cain — Abraham
  • Scene 6 —
  • #14 — Something More — Hagar :

INTERMISSION

  • ACT TWO
  • #15 — Entre’acte (On PerformanceTrak Only)
  • Scene 1 —
  • #16 — Whatsoever (Reprise 1) — Eliazer, Lot, Abraham
  • Scene 2 —
  • #17 — Something More (Reprise) — Sarai & Hagar
  • #18 — That Man Is A Mystery — Sarai
  • Scene 3 —
  • #19 — Don’t Look Back (Reprise) — Azrael, Pageant Master, & Company
  • Scene 4 —
  • #20a — Underscore 1 (On PerformanceTrak Only)
  • #20b — Underscore 2 (On PerformanceTrak Only)
  • Scene 5 —
  • #21 — When I Get To Heaven — Abraham, Isaac, Sarah,
  • #22 — Faith — Jehovah
  • Scene 6 —
  • #23 — That Man Is A Mystery (Reprise) — Sarah
  • Scene 7 —
  • #24 — Whatsoever (Reprise 2) — Abraham (a cappella)
  • #25 — Angel Underscore (On PerformanceTrak Only)
  • #26 — What Did I Do To Deserve You (Reprise) — Abraham, & Sarah
  • #27 — Whatsoever (Reprise 3) — Abraham, Sarah, Lot, Lotta & Company
  • #28 — Bows (On PerformanceTrak Only)
  • #29 — Playout Music (On PerformanceTrak Only)

DEMO SAMPLES (recorded from a live performance)


REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE

    • 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 #2073a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



    • Piano-Vocal Score (in PDF format) — Order #2073b : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production. For Rehearsal Purposes Only! Cannot be used as full accompaniment to the show, as all underscores and non-vocal music are not included in the PVS.)



    • Vocal Book (in PDF Format) — Order #2073c : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2073d : Royalty terms quoted on application. Royalty Quote may seem a little higher that others because the use of the PerformanceTraks is included.
  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2073e : Royalty terms quoted on application. Royalty Quote may seem a little higher that others because the use of the PerformanceTraks is included.
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application

 


BILLING REQUIREMENTS:

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
Whatsoever: The Musical Story of Abraham
Book, Music & Lyrics by
Mark Ogden

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.

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Whatsoever: The Musical Story of Abraham is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


PRODUCTIONS

  • St. George Musical Theatre,  St. George, Utah  — 1997 & 2004
  • Olde Theatre Company, Viginia — 1990

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