"Reformation" - the musical
On October 31, 1517, a Catholic monk named Martin Luther posted 95 objections to teachings of the Pope on a church door. The Pope reacted by expelling Luther; he and his followers protested, and their actions led to war and a movement called the Reformation. Luther's followers were called Lutherans and Protestants, the group eventually breaking into additional religious denominations.
In 2017, Lutherans and Catholics made the world-wide decision to continue a decades-long trend toward mutual understanding by jointly commemorating the 500th anniversary of Luther's post. In Grand Rapids, MI, area congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Greater GR Catholic Diocese sponsored a production of "Reformation" as part of their local commemoration.
Demo and production materials are available from the author. See below.
A 16th century monk's search for God divides the Church, a nation, and the movement he never intended to create. This newest version was produced in Grand Rapids, MI and Austin, TX in 2017 as part of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's posting of his 95 theses.
Production materials for this 135 minute musical with cast of 15 plus chorus include script, full score and parts for conductor, soloists, chorus and 9-piece pit orchestra, and demo recordings. Contact Gary Sironen with questions or for access to demo materials.