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Pilgrim is a full-length, two-act "Broadway style" musical running 120 minutes
and suitable for performance by high school, college or mixed age casts.
This contemporary musical, which debuted in 2009, is an adaptation of John Bunyan's classic work, Pilgrim's Progress. Using Bunyan's allegories, the play conveys biblical themes of faith, repentance, friendship, hardship, temptation, death and eternity. From feedback we've received, cast members often experience a deep spiritual journey along with the audience.
The DVD has been reviewed by bloggers Joshua Harris and Justin Taylor. Taylor writes, "One of the things I love about this DVD is the way it’s instructing our kids on multiple levels: the centrality of the cross, the sufficiency of the Word, ...the guidance and protection of God, ...the importance of true friendship. It’s all done with excellence."
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Pilgrim has been successfully performed by many schools, churches and home school groups (see Past & Upcoming Shows). Director Wendy Weiss writes, "It is so difficult to find really quality, redemptive material. The story was awesome, and I know the students will have these truths in their hearts for the rest of their lives. It was an awesome gospel message, the most powerful story we have told from our stage to date." (Westwood Community Church, Excelsior, MN)
In his review of the DVD, Tony Reinke writes "I doubt any product has more potential for introducing the themes of Bunyan's classic to a new generation of Christians quite like
the new DVD of the musical simply titled Pilgrim."

Selected Songs from the Original Sound Track
Unseen World
Stand Firm
These are the Words
Vanity Fair
Walking on the Road
Production Details
Pilgrim is a full length, 2-hour musical with 14 vocal numbers. 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 Pilgrim.
Performance Length: 2 hours
Cost: The current license fee is $400 U.S. It allows up to 5 performances and venues up to 400 seats. For larger venues, please contact us for a quote. We add an $18.80 shipping charge for destinations in the U.S.
Cast Size: 12 – 40+ (see cast list)
Smaller casts can do the show by limiting their performance to selected scenes and conveying the remainder by narration. If you have a limited number of guys, Pilgrim can be done with as few as 3 male actors. See cast list for details.
The license fee includes the following materials
  • Reproducible script (view sample)
  • 1 piano score rental
  • Up to 30 vocal books rental
  • 1 Music CD with full vocals
Request a Script for personal, perusal or classroom use
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.)
  • Video Recording License: $75
  • Original Production DVD purchase: $16/ea
  • Piano score purchase: $25/ea
  • Additional Music CD purchase: $8/ea
  • Permission to reproduce Pilgrim Music CD. Can be used
    as a rehearsal aid for vocalists. Available only with a performance license.
    Maximum quantity 30: $3/per copy