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The Choice

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60 minutes / 11 characters

Description
The Choice is a variation on The Essence of His Death (which is not a musical). The Choice is a complete, three-act musical that uses some of the same characters and situations as Essence.

The overall story line differs from Essence in the following ways:

  • Requires a complete chorus (choir)
  • Does not include the Sanhedrin scenes or characters
  • Does not include Peter or the "Denial" scene
  • Uses songs to progress the story
  • All scenes take place in Jerusalem

Scenes
ACT ONE
A marketplace in Jerusalem

ACT TWO
A marketplace in Jerusalem
A quiet garden
Golgotha

ACT THREE
The tomb of Jesus
Jerusalem

Characters
Dinah - our heroine
Abigail - Dinah's obnoxious friend
Fruit Seller
Sekhti - our hero
Hotep - Sekhti's simple-minded partner
Jesus
Man with Question
Disciples - non-speaking
Mary - non-speaking
Angel - non-speaking, but solo
Mary's Friends - non-speaking

Music Information
ACT ONE
The Marketplace (Chorus)
By Faith (Chorus)
Could He Be the One? (Sekhti & Dinah)
Call Him Messiah (Chorus)
Blessed Are They (Jesus (opt.) & Chorus)

ACT TWO
Here He Comes! (Chorus)
Thy Will, Not My Will (Dinah)
Crucifixion (Instrumental, with Chorus)
Could He Be the One? (Sekhti)

ACT THREE
Why Do You Seek the Living Among the
Dead? (Angel)
I Choose Jesus (Sekhti)

The music used is from the choral musical, The Choice, by Robert Sterling (WORD/Thomas Nelson, 1993). Call 1-800-251-4000; item numbers are
Choral Book: ISDN #3010255012
Cassette Trax: ISDN #3014233608X
CD Trax: ISDN #3019351588

Topics
The Choice The Essence of His Death Jerusalem Egypt Easter Dinah Sekhti Hotep Abigail Crucifixion Jesus Sermon on the Mount Marketplace Belief Faith gods

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