The Easter musical involves choir, staged scenes with several speaking characters, and opportunity for the worship leader and/or pastor to invite congregational response. There are optional scenes during two songs for staging the crucifixion and resurrection. Created by Kimberly Messer and arranged by Tom Fettke and Camp Kirkland for SATB choir. Cast: Four primary actors; additional actors for the crucifixion and resurrection scenes. Performance Time: 38 minutes
Multi-sensory musical with DVD multi-media options involves choir and staged scenes with several speaking characters - great for Easter!
Tom Fettke holds degrees from Oakland City College and California State University at Hayward. He has taught music in both public and Christian schools and has served as a church choir director and minister of music in churches large and small for over 30 years. He is in considerable demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and worship leader. Tom is also a composer, arranger, and producer of music and recordings for the contemporary Christian church and has been associated with Lillenas Publishing Company since 1973. He and his wife, Jan, have two married sons and seven grandchildren. Camp Kirkland graduated from Florida State University with Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees, and went on to teach band at the elementary, secondary and collegiate levels. He has performed on euphonium and trombone with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra,River City Brass Band and a number of touring bands and orchestras. Camp is best known for his pioneer work in reestablishing instrumental music as a viable medium in today’s church. His position as Instrumental Director at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville was the first of its kind. With several hundred choral and instrumental publications, Camp Kirkland remains a leader in the church orchestra growth phenomenon. He is also much in demand as a conductor and seminar clinician. Camp is currently a free lance composer and arranger residing with his wife, Fran, in Florida. Marty Parks received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Tennessee and his Master of Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as a director of worship ministries for many years, and has created and arranged many works for Lillenas Publishing Company. He and his wife, Vicki, have four children, Brandt, Jarrod, Stanford, and Sarah Beth. Kim is a writer and creative developer who celebrates art in worship and who loves to help cultivate other artists. She has spent time on stage and back stage, as well as in video production and direction. She has written and produced many scripts and musicals for companies such as Lillenas, Word, Brentwood Benson, and LifeWay.For over 10 year she has edited and consulted on scripts for numerous clients and companies. She has had the privilege of working with artists and writers such as Mike Speck, Bonnie Keen, Nan Gurley, Marty Parks, Chris Machen, Richie Kingsmore, Tom Fettke, Camp Kirkland, and Ruth Bell Graham.She served as the Board Chair for Christians in Theatre Ars (CITA) for several years, and she has worked for a number of other companies and organization such as Saddleback Community Church, St. George’s Institute of Church and Cultural Life, and Nashville Children’s Theatre. Kim served as Executive Producer for the 2010 Dove Nominee Camp Wallaballa, and the 2009 Dove Award winner for Youth/Children’s Musicals: An Island Christmas.Kim lives, works, plays, and eats in the Nashville, TN area with her daughter, Emma.
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