City Rising

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A contemporary musical based on the book of Acts
City Rising gives biblical characters a face while telling their incredible stories of persevering faith. Through drama, dance, and song, the story follows an eclectic group of fishermen, Pharisees, and vagabonds who left everything to follow Jesus of Nazareth, and He completely changed their lives.
We offer 90 minute and 2-hour versions of the script, and groups desiring a shorter version can produce only Act 1 (60 minutes) which concludes with the conversion of Paul. Acts requires a minimum cast of 22.
Book & Lyrics by Janice Landry & Cathy Mays
Music & Lyrics by Martin Landry, Janice Landry, Cathy Mays, Danny Mays & John David Maresco

Opening – Pentecost from the 2012 Production

Production Details

City Rising is a "Broadway-style" musical with 22 vocal numbers. It's recommended for high school & up and casts of 22 to 45+ (see cast list). We offer 90 minute and 2-hour versions. Groups desiring a shorter version can produce only Act 1 which runs 60 minutes and concludes with the conversion of Paul. Directors may use either version, or combine them to suit their needs. Includes up to 8 months materials rental.
A full accompaniment backing track is available with instrumental music and sound effects from the original production. This will enable groups with limited music resources to perform City Rising.
Performance Length: 60 – 120 minutes. Can be tailored to various lengths and skill levels.

Apply for a Performance License
Cost: The current license fee is $400 USD. It allows up to 5 performances and venues up to 400 seats. For larger venues, please contact us for a quote. We add a $21.10 shipping charge for destinations in the U.S.
The license fee includes the following materials
  • Reproducible script
  • 1 piano score rental
  • Up to 20 vocal books rental
  • 1 Music CD with full vocals

Additional items available (prices in U.S. dollars)
  • Accompaniment CD/Backing Track rental: $50 (Instrumental music and sound effects from the original production – can be used for performance and rehearsal.) Upon request we can provide individual tracks in alternate keys to match the vocal range of your cast.
  • Video Recording License: $75 – Permission to record your production of City Rising and distribute up to 200 copies to friends and family.
  • Original Production DVD purchase: $20/ea
  • Additional Music CD purchase: $8/ea
  • Permission to reproduce City Rising Music CD. Can be used as a rehearsal aid for vocalists. Available only with a performance license. Maximum quantity 30: $3/per copy

Selected Songs from the Original Sound Track

Walk by Faith
City Rising
Do Good
Glorify Your Name
Suffering for Jesus
For If I Die – Letters
Stephen's Song

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us.
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