Paul The Musical
By Deborah Capece
Music & Lyrics by Deborah Capece

It is nightfall, 67 A.D. , in the city of Rome. Aurelius, a young Centurion and new convert to the The Way, sits in the Apostle Paul's cell, now a condemned prisoner awaiting execution for his Christian faith. The young soldier has many questions for Paul-confirmation of the stories he's heard about the apostle's life. And, Paul is eager to help along with his other visitors, Luke and Timothy.

Listen as Paul tells the story of his conversion and his many trials. Of the women and men who stood by him. Of God's love for all people and his eternal plan of salvation for each of them. This is an uplifting tale with pathos, humor and wonderful music.

As with our other musicals, there is only one price-$47.95-for a full script, all musical arrangements, and director's notes, all sent PDF. At this time we do not have b.g. tracks available, except Finale audio. These are available for an additional charge. We encourage you to BE the orchestra and show off your musical talent with your own keyboards and instruments. You may make as many copies for your cast as required, and there is no additional lease fee for your productions. We only ask that a free will offering be taken that goes to benefit a women's or children's charity of your choice. We also appreciate video of your production and some photos as we will begin uploading some of these to our site, in the future. We hope you will take some time to look over our many script and musical samples.

Director's Notes

The musical, Paul, will accommodate a large cast as well as a smaller cast depending on the level of talent of your participants. There are six female leads, as well as extras, and a singing chorus. Due to the First Century setting, and the fact that the story centers on Paul's life, more male parts were required. The story, however, emphasizes Paul's respect and admiration for women, and it features several of his close friends and allies throughout his ministry, such as Priscilla and Lydia. Even though there are ten primary male characters, plus supporting cast, there is an easy fix for making the female/male ratio more even.

A number of the male supporting roles are small and the actors are briefly on the stage, therefore actors can double up or even triple up on supporting roles. Your primary characters, such as the Roman soldiers and even Timothy and Luke can handle more than one part, since they are not always on the stage. If done carefully you can end up with fairly even numbers of male/female parts.

As for the music: All the singing parts are in an average voice range, with just the descant in the Lydia's Song, requiring a high G. Paul's pieces only reach treble E, and Aurelius' mother needs a treble F. There are three songs sung by Paul-one a solo with a male chorus, and another solo and a duet with Lydia. Marcos and Cassius, the soldiers, sing a duet, which is a comedic piece. There is an Alleluia sung by Lydia and a women's chorus plus a descant for another soprano or for Lydia. A solo is sung by Porcia. There are a total of seven songs, and the length of the show should be about ninety minutes plus an intermission.

Any transposition required can be done by us for a nominal fee.

Music Arrangement & Script - $47.95
Arrangement and script are PDFs and will be sent electronically after purchase.

Permission granted to make multiple copies at no additional charge.
Please read our policy page for the details and advantages of using our shows for your next production!

Score Samples

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About the Author & Composer

Deborah Capece is a graduate of Kutztown University's music program and is a composer, lyricist, writer and music teacher. Ms. Capece has been composing music for over twenty years and has produced two recordings of her own songs, Be Still and Know and The God Who Sees Me and two audio books for children, Mama Three Legs and the Land of Forget Me Not and Be Careful What You Wish For.

I Remember
(A Musical for the Christmas Season)
By Dorsey Clark
Music & Lyrics by Deborah Capece

Memories are true treasures. Good times and bad times are blessings as we remember the lessons learned and the faithfulness of a loving Father in each situation. Sharing a memory and the lessons learned are invaluable tools that each of us has through life's journey.

"I Remember" is just such a situation. Grandmother, a former missionary wife, is caring for her grandchildren one day. It's the Christmas season, and the children are quite wrapped up in their "gimme" lists. There's much confusion and a bit of arguing.

Grandmother knows first hand what it means to be on hard times, and she also knows how faithful the Father was in supplying exactly what was needed at just the right time. But this was a lesson that had to be learned one difficult winter on the mission field when circumstances became too much.

It was the Christmas season. Food was short, the house drafty, and their daughter was ill. Although both husband and wife tried to hide it from the other, they were both experiencing doubt and despair. At their lowest point, God revealed his mighty love and power, thus brining them to their knees in repentance, hearts swelling with praise and adoration for his provision.

She sees that her grandchildren are in need of this lesson, so she sits them down and begins to tell them a story... her story.

Full piano arrangement and chord charts available along with script. Files are sent PDF upon receipt of payment. All piano arrangements and lead sheets provided except where noted.

Music Arrangement & Script - $47.95
Arrangement and script are PDFs and will be sent electronically after purchase.

Permission granted to make multiple copies at no additional charge.
Please read our policy page for the details and advantages of using our shows for your next production!

Score Samples

Script Sample

About the Author & Composer

Dorsey Clark is a writer, teacher and business woman. She has served the church for many years along with her husband, Dr. John Clark, former pastor of Lansdale Presbyterian Church in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Dorsey presently resides in Dade City, Florida, along with her husband John, where she continues to work on her first novel. She is the mother of three children, grandmother of twenty grandchildren, and great grandmother to two great grandchildren.

Deborah Capece is a graduate of Kutztown University's music program and is a composer, lyricist, writer and music teacher. Ms. Capece has been composing music for over twenty years and has produced two recordings of her own songs, Be Still and Know and The God Who Sees Me and two audio books for children, Mama Three Legs and the Land of Forget Me Not and Be Careful What You Wish For. A Trial of Love is the second of two musicals that she and Mrs. Clark have co-written. Deborah resides in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania with her husband. She has two children and is the grandmother of three grandsons.

A Trial of Love
(A Musical for the Christmas Season)
By Dorsey Clark
Music & Lyrics by Deborah Capece

A Trial of Love takes place in the Uptown and Downtown of the lives of two families, who are polar opposites economically, but who share the same faith in a loving and merciful God. Meet Michael Brainard who recently did time in the "Big House" and his adoring and faithful wife, Marybeth, who lost her first child to foster care while Michael went to prison. With another baby on the way, patience and faith are two scarce commodities for her, as Michael desperately tries to find employment. Meet Casey and Butch, who have lived on the streets for some time and tend to watch out for newcomers, like Michael and Marybeth. Their constant bickering and bantering will have you in stitches.

Watch as they all meet up with the respectable and wealthy Duncan family, after the Duncans make a wrong turn following a night out downtown. Mr. Duncan prefers to keep his distance from the homeless whom he disregards as "bums," but his wife has different plans in mind...

The finale of the plot which takes place in the holiday season will make you laugh and cry. A beautiful and funny story with well crafted lyrics and tunes makes for a wonderful family presentation for your church or school group. There are twelve characters, six female and six male, with parts for extras who pose as the homeless. This is a good choice for teens to adults.

Full piano arrangement and lead sheets available along with script. Files are sent PDF upon receipt of payment. .

Music Arrangement & Script - $47.95
Arrangement and script are PDFs and will be sent electronically after purchase.

Permission granted to make multiple copies at no additional charge.
Please read our policy page for the details and advantages of using our shows for your next production!

Score Samples

Script Sample

About the Author & Composer

Dorsey Clark is a writer, teacher and business woman. She has served the church for many years along with her husband, Dr. John Clark, former pastor of Lansdale Presbyterian Church in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. She has also written the script for another musical titled, I Remember, co-written with Ms. Capece. Dorsey presently resides in Dade City, Florida, along with her husband John, where she continues to work on her first novel. She is the mother of three children, grandmother of twenty grandchildren, and great grandmother to two great grandchildren.

Deborah Capece is a graduate of Kutztown University's music program and is a composer, lyricist, writer and music teacher. Ms. Capece has been composing music for over fifteen years and has produced two recordings of her own songs, Be Still and Know and The God Who Sees Me and two audio books for children, Mama Three Legs and the Land of Forget Me Not and Be Careful What You Wish For. A Trial of Love is the second of two musicals that she and Mrs. Clark have co-written. Deborah resides in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania with her husband. She has two children and is the grandmother of three grandsons.