Promos & Testimonials

Actors and directors share highlights, promote their productions and recount their experiences with CTP shows on Promos & Testimonials.

Christian Theatre Publications

CTP publishes contemporary Christian musicals that convey biblical values in an energetic and entertaining way. We have licensed over 100 productions to schools, churches, home school groups and community theatres world wide (see Past & Upcoming Shows). After doing Pilgrim, one director commented, "It's 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." "It was an awesome gospel message, the most powerful story we have told from our stage to date." (Wendy Weiss, Westwood Community Church).

New Music Options

We now offer full orchestration for Esther and Pilgrim, and we're making backing track music available in alternate keys to match the vocal range of your cast. See Production Details under Esther, Pilgrim, and City Rising for more information.


Esther

The story of an orphaned Jewish girl who becomes Queen of Persia, and discovers that her people are to be annihilated by royal decree. She is forced to trust God through frightening circumstances, with the survival of her entire race seemingly on her shoulders. Esther is a two-act musical running 120 minutes. We license two versions: full-cast for groups of 25+ and a smaller-cast version for groups of 10–15. It includes 15 original vocal numbers with rental of full piano and vocal scores. An accompaniment CD and orchestral score are also available. More production details....

Songs from Esther
Opening/Persia!
Ordinary Day
Beauty Queen
The Plot
The Prayer
The Toast
More information on Esther...
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Pilgrim

An adaptation of John Bunyan's classic work, Pilgrim's Progress. Using Bunyan's allegories, Pilgrim conveys biblical themes of faith, repentance, friendship, hardship, temptation, death and eternity. Pilgrim is a two-act musical running 120 minutes. It includes 14 vocal numbers with rental of full piano and vocal scores. Pilgrim can accommodate casts ranging from 12–40+. An orchestral score is available, and we offer an accompaniment CD with instrumental music from the original production so groups with limited music resources can perform Pilgrim. More production details....

Songs from Pilgrim
Unseen World
These are the Words
Home
Stand Firm
Vanity Fair
Walking on the Road
More information on Pilgrim...
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City Rising

Based on the Book of Acts, this musical follows an eclectic group of fishermen, Pharisees, and vagabonds as they "turn the world upside down." It gives biblical characters a face while telling their incredible stories of persevering faith. They 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. Requires a minimum cast of 22. An accompaniment CD is available. More production details....

Songs from City Rising
Opening/Pentecost
Walk by Faith
Do Good
Suffering for Jesus
City Rising
For If I Die – Letters
More information on City Rising...
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