Here are some of the common questions we are asked about producing God's Masterpiece.
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1. Can we copy the script and music CDs?
Yes and No; Yes, you may copy the script and music CDs for your own actors, musicians, choir members and technicians; however, you may only perform God's Masterpiece as long as you have agreed to pay royalties through your "Performance License." No, you may not copy the script, or music CDs, and give them to any other church, organization, or person not directly associated with the performance run for which your "Performance License" applies. We give you the master script in hopes that you will perform God's Masterpiece year after year. We don't want you to have to purchase the "Performance Package" each year. (See the "Performance Package" page.)
2. Can we do it year after year?
Yes, as long as you renew your "Performance License," each year, you may perform God's Masterpiece. You only have to pay the "Conditional Use Fee" once; for subsequent years, you only agree to pay the limited royalty fee. (See the "Performance Package" page.)
3. Can we give it away to others?
No! God's Masterpiece is copyrighted material, and it is only licensed for the one performance run that is listed on the "Performance License Agreement." Subsequent performance runs are "covered" by a new "Performance License" and an agreement to pay royalties. (See the "Performance Package" page.)
4. Can we perform God's Masterpiece for free and not pay any royalties?
You may perform God's Masterpiece as a "free" performance; however, you must pay the "Flat Rate Royalty Fee" reflecting your TOTAL attendance. (See the "Performance Royalty Statement" page.)
5. Do we have to return the script and music CDs or can we keep them?
No, but you can only perform God's Masterpiece if you have a valid "Performance Licence." Each performance run of God's Masterpiece must be accompanied by a new "Performance License" and an agreement to pay royalties. (See the "Performance Package" page.)
6. Since we paid for the script and CDs, do we own them?
No, you do not own God's Masterpiece, or the music. You have purchased the rights to perform it as long as you have renewed your "Performance License" which promises the payment of royalty for each performance run.
7. Do you have to be a big church to do this?
No. Any size church can do this. You determine how elaborate you want to go in creating your sets and costumes. (See the "Set Options" page.)
8. Do we have to produce our own music?
No. God's Masterpiece comes with four different "Performance Music CDs" designed to provide you with every music support you could possibly require. Sheet music is also provided. (See the "Performance Package," and "Masterpiece Music" pages.)
9. Do we need soloists to do this?
No. If you don't have soloists, we "provide" them for you. All the solos are contained on "Performance Music CD1." (See the "Performance Package," and "Masterpiece Music" pages.)
10. Can we use our own choir?
Yes. We provide the sheet music for your choir to use for all the songs. (See the "Masterpiece Music" page.)
11. Do we need the big, fancy set?
No! You can do this with very simple sets. Use platforms adorned with an occasional column or an array of silk trees and plants. The set does not make the story. (See the "Set Options" page.)
12. Do we have to stage all those artistic masterpieces to do this show?
No. The only artistic masterpiece that must be staged is the "Last Supper." It is the central pose from which seven of the disciples rise to tell their stories. You can build the rest of the artistic masterpieces as you perform God's Masterpiece year after year.
13. Where do we get all those costumes?
The costumes you see in the photographs on this website were all handmade by Doris Center and her team of faithful ladies who spent thousands of hours sewing for three months. You can rent similar costumes, or set your seamstresses to work on them. Libraries have wonderful biblical costume books that can serve as templates for the basic costume designs. (See the "Cast & Costumes" pages.)
14. How do I share the vision for this with my Senior Pastor?
This website is designed to be a "living brochure" of photographs and sound track samples to give your church leadership an inside look at God's Masterpiece. Browse through the many pages and visit this story in depth. (See the "Pictorial Tour" and "The Prologue" pages.)
15. What is your refund policy
All sales are final. We do not offer refunds. If, however, any or the products you purchase are defective, we will gladly replace them at no additional costs, including shipping, to you.
If you don't find your question here, contact us via email or phone. Our contact information is listed on the Contact Us page. We would love to talk with you further!