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Prairie Lights PA4000

Prairie Lights

Book by Susan Lieberman. Lyrics by David Rush. Music by Rosalie Gerut. Piano orchestration and additional arranging by David L. Sparr.

Product Code: PA4000

  • Musical
  • Cast size: 4m., 4w., 5 teenage m., 5 teenage w., flexible chorus.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $85/perf

In stock


A holiday musical called "incisive and poignant" by the Chicago Sun-Times and "affirming and family-friendly" by the Chicago Tribune, Prairie Lights tells the story of a Jewish brother and sister who journey west on an Orphan Train in 1905. Arriving with other homeless youths in a tiny Nebraska town just before the holidays, Benjamin and Rose are adopted by Wellspring's only Jewish couple, Abe and Sophie Birnbaum. Devout 12-year-old Benjamin clashes with Abe, a successful shopkeeper who has abandoned his religion. Meanwhile, 15-year-old Rose falls secretly in love with a fellow orphan, thus upsetting Sophie's marriage plans for the girl. Townsfolk are further divided by the fearful banker, Maxwell Ryder, who wants to send all of the orphans back to New York. As the town prepares for Christmas and Hanukkah approaches, Benjamin finds himself enlisting the young people—orphans and local kids alike—on a quest to reunite Wellspring. Joyful ensemble numbers such as "Sweet Holiday Light," and "If I Were a Maccabee" are complemented by Sophie's soul-searching lament, "Mama, Good Morning," and the romantic ballad, "Far Away With Me."


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code PA4000
  • Cast Size 18
  • Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min


  • ISBN(13) 9781583422465
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Prairie Lights was well received by our audiences. In fact, I can't remember a show I've directed that received so many positive comments. The story is rich and the music thoroughly enjoyable!"
Review by Terry Hedges, Port of Call Community Players, Spencerport, N.Y.

Media Reviews

"Evokes the hopefulness of the winter holidays...treats children and adults with respect." -Columbus Dispatch



Way Out Heremp3Download
Birnbaum's Emporiummp3Download
Far Away With Memp3Download
Momma, Good Morningmp3Download
Sweet Holiday Lightmp3Download
If I Were a Maccabeemp3Download

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Hogan Regional Auditorium Danvers Massachusetts 12/13/2024 12/15/2024


File Description File Format
Performance PosterpdfDownload

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