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A full-length, two-act "Broadway style" musical running 120 minutes and suitable for high school, college or mixed age casts.
Orchestration is available (details below).
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 Justin Taylor and Tony Reinke. 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."


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
These are the Words
Stand Firm
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 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.
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.

Apply for a Performance License
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.) 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 Esther and distribute up to 200 copies to friends and family.
  • Full Orchestral Score. Includes flute, clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet, trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, trombone, tuba, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass, electric bass, timpani, and xylophone. Reproducible electronic PDF. Rental $125.
  • Original Production DVD purchase: $16/ea
  • Additional Music CD purchase: $8/ea
  • Permission to reproduce Esther Music CD. Can be used as a rehearsal aid for vocalists. Available only with a performance license. Maximum quantity 30: $3/per copy