Searching For My Father

Searching For My Father

A Musical Of Biblical Proportions

Music by Peter Link
Book and Lyrics by Peter Link and Ragan Courtney


SEARCHING FOR MY FATHER
is a musical about a boy dealing with the loss of his father at an early age. He struggles with alienation and fear as he copes with the waning faith of his childhood. Characters from his earlier Biblical teachings mysteriously and wonderfully appear to him in a whirl of questions, fantasy and reality as he searches for the love he had always felt from his late father. In SEARCHING FOR MY FATHER, the boy finds direction in his questioning that eventually produces hope and even joy.

All the singing in the following Demo Songs

performed by

Julia Wade, Jenny Burton and Peter Link

Music Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link

Musical Numbers

Isaiah 40 -- Entire Cast (Except the Boy)

Script Pg 3

 

It Was Very Good -- Adam & Eve

Script Pg 7

 

In The Beginning -- Entire Cast

Script Pg 13

 

The Ten Commandments -- Moses & Choir

Script Pg 21

 

I Can Sing -- Goliath & The Boy

Script Pg 30

 

Psalm 139 -- David

Script Pg 35

 

David And Bathsheba -- The Handmaiden

Script Pg 41

 

The Snakes’ Seduction -- Basil Rattler & Brownnose Viper

Script Pg 50

 

Daniel In The Lion’s Den -- Darius, Basil & Brownnose

Script Pg 54

 

Intreat Me Not -- Ruth

Script Pg 62

 

Soliloquy -- The Boy

Script Pg 67

 

I Don’t Need A God -- The Boy

Script Pg 72

 

Intermission

 

Joy Cometh In The Morning -- Choir Of Angels

Script Pg 76

 

He Forgave Me -- Judas

Script Pg 83

 

 

There’s A Second Coming Comin’ -- 3 Disciples & Choir

Script Pg 88

 

Lotus Flower -- The Boy

Script Pg 101

 

There Is Nothing To Forgive - Mom

Script Pg 107

 

The Crucifixion -- Full Cast

Script Pg 129

 

Mary Came Runnin’ -- Mary Magdalene & Choir

Script Pg 124

 

Intreat Me Not - Reprise  -- The Boy & Mom

Script Pg 131 (not yet available)

  

There seems to be a common theme in many works of literature involving man's search for meaning all the way from Odysseus to those on the same quest today. Bottom line: it is a spiritual quest. We borrowed from that universal theme to tell the story of a young boy who finds his life a world of confusion, sorrow and anger as he is plunged into an ocean of grief after the loss of his father to cancer.

The boy is frightened and has lost his bearings as he abandons the faith he found in the teachings of his family's faith. He feels betrayed or abandoned by God. Forgotten, perhaps. This musical is the story of his journey from chaos, confusion, sorrow and abandonment to the safety and comfort of home. Even as Odysseus had to work hard leaving the Trojan War meeting weird characters on his pilgrimage back home, the boy meets characters from the Biblical stories of his childhood as they mysteriously appear before him in a whirl of questions, fantasy, music and reality. In this swirl of revelation, the boy desperately searches for meaning and the love he feels he lost at his father's death.

In SEARCHING FOR MY FATHER, the boy finds answers to the questions for his life, and through those questions and the music the boy completes his journey home where he finds hope, love and even joy.

Special Request: These songs are Unmastered Demos and not meant for public consumption.  Please, no file sharing and no copies made.

 

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