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God's Masterpiece
Program Contents

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This information is provided, electronically, for your convenience as part of your “Production CD.” (Included in the Performance Package when you obtain a "Performance License.") Simply fill in the names of your performers, select from the photos and text provided, lay it out, and print an awesome program to hand out at your performances. 

You are welcome to use any of the “text excerpts” and suggested professional photographs from God’s Masterpiece to create your program. These are especially useful if you want to turn your program into an evangelistic tool that contains the Gospel message, so people can share it with friends and invite others to next year’s production of God’s Masterpiece. 

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Required Photographer Credits 
If you use any of these photos, your are required under copyright law to print this credit to the photographer in your program: 
“These pictures were captured by the genius of photographer, Dan Mosely, who went to be with Jesus in September, 2000. We marvel at the story of God, told so beautifully, in these images, and we know that now, Dan’s image of Him is the truest of all. Special thanks to Drew Ward for his excellent portrayal of Jesus in the original staging of God’s Masterpiece."
 

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Required Author Credits 
Copyright law requires that you give author credits to Cora Alley and Keith Ward in all publications regarding God’s Masterpiece: 

....Written by Cora Alley 
....Music by Keith Ward

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Program Text 

Here is a look at the text that you receive on your "Production CD." This text, both on this page, and on the CD, is simply given in list format; no layout formatting is done. This permits you to "copy and paste" the information from the CD directly into your layout program. 

Author Comments 

Use these comments if you wish. You might ask your own directors or producers to write their own comments, instead. 

"I have 'loved to tell the story of Jesus and His love' ever since I first heard it myself and experienced the love of Jesus and the meaning He gave to my life. Open your ears to hear it, your heart to feel it, and your mind to comprehend how much God loves you." 
...........................................– Cora Alley, writer

"I am grateful to our Lord that I’ve been allowed the privilege of composing music to help tell the most important, redemptive story of history; a story which continues as a real-life adventure with the living God, who has an inexplicable passion for broken people like us. To know Him is the greatest privilege of all. I hope you are able to know Him better through what you experience in "God’s Masterpiece." 
...........................................– Keith Ward, composer


The Cast 
(In order of appearance) 

The Prologue: 

“Amazing Grace” Performed by Keith Ward 
Lyrics by John Newton, Music-Traditional, Carrell and Clayton 

“I Love To Tell The Story” 
Lyrics by C. Hankey, Music by W. Fischer, Arranged by Keith Ward 
Narrators/three women at the tomb: 
Mary Magdalene 
Salome
Rebecca 

“Passion Theme” 
Lyrics and music composed and arranged by Keith Ward 

“The Overture”
Narrated by: 
Roger Schoepf 

“Here He Comes” 
Lyrics by Patty VanHoof and Keith Ward, music by Keith Ward 
Solo: (Andrew, the Disciple)

Masterpiece Dancers: 

Choreographers: 

Dancers: 

Jesus:

The man carrying the water jug: 

The Pharisees:

The Scribes: 

Caiaphas: 

Act 1: The Disciples Remember the “I AMs” of Jesus 

Tableau: “The Last Supper” 
By Leonardo da Vinci 

The Disciples (at the table, from left to right) 

Andrew: 
James, the Lesser: 
Nathaniel: 
Peter: 
Judas: 
John: 
Faux Jesus: 
James: 
Thomas: 
Phillip:
Matthew: 
Thaddaeus: 
Simon, the Zealot: 

John Remembers….“I AM the resurrection and the life” 

John: 
Mary:
Martha: 
Lazarus: 

The Witnesses: 
Mirium: 
Leah:
Sarah:
Lydia:
Tabitha: 

The Townspeople: 
Elizabeth: 
Naomi:
Phoebe: 
Caleb:
Elias: 
Anna: 
Pricilla: 

Additional Townspeople: 

The Village People: 
Esther: 
Ruth: 
Deborah: 
Rachel:
Dan: 
Marcus: 

Additional Village People: 

The Citizens of the Market Place: 

Andrew Remembers….“I AM the bread of life” 

Andrew: 
Young Boy With the Lunch: 

Matthew Remembers…“I AM the light of the world” 

Matthew: 
The Adulteress: 
The Children: 

James Remembers….I AM the Good Shepherd” 

James:
Demoniac: 

Peter Remembers…“I AM the Son of God” 

Peter: 

Thomas Remembers…“I AM not of this world” 

Thomas: 
Nicodemus: 

Judas Remembers….“Another agenda” 

Judas: 

Act 2: “The Betrayal And The Persecution” 

Communion: “I AM the way, the truth, and the life.” 

The Farewell: “I AM the vine, you are the branches.” 

“A Place For You”
Lyrics and music by Keith Ward 

Tableau: “Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane” 
By Heinrich Hofmann 

The Arrest: 

Soldiers: 

Pilate: 

The Trial Before the Sanhedrin: 

Tableau: “St. Peter’s Denial” 
By Rembrandt 

The Remorse of Judas: 

Jesus Before Pilate: 

Act 3: “The Passion And The Triumph” 

“Crucifixion Theme” 
Lyrics and music by Keith Ward 

Tableau: “Crucifixion Le Coupe de Lance” 
By Peter Paul Rubens 

Thieves on the Cross: 

“The Cross Medley” 
Arranged by Keith Ward and the Masterpiece Vocal Ensemble 

“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
Lyrics by Paul Gerhardt and Bernard Clairvaux 
Music by H. L. Hassler 

“The Old Rugged Cross”
Lyrics and music by George Bennard 

“When I survey the Wondrous Cross”
Lyrics by Isaac Watts, music by Lowell Mason 

“The Lament”
Lyrics and music by Keith Ward 
Sung by Mary, The Mother of Jesus:

The Centurion:

Tableau: “La Pieta” 
By Michelangelo 

“The Lament”
Narrated by Joel Fairley 

The Resurrection: 

“The Resurrection Theme”
Lyrics and music by Keith Ward 

“I Know That My Redeemer Lives” 
Lyrics by Samuel Medley, music by John Hatton, 
Arranged by Keith Ward 

Angels: 

Tableau: “The Ascension” 
By Rembrandt 

Celebration Reprise of “Here He Comes” 

The Choral Ensemble: 
(List names if you opt for “live” voices) 

The Production Staff 

Executive Producer: 
Producer: 
Production Coordinator: 
Technical Director: 
Production Assistants:
Stage Managers: 

Sound 

Sound Coordinator: 
Sound Crew: 

Lighting 

Light Coordinator: 
Light Crew: 

Set 

Set Construction Coordinator: 
Stage Crew: 
Set Construction Crew: 

Artists 

Set Design Coordinator: 
Set Artists: 

Props 

Props Coordinator: 
Props Crew: 

Costumes 

Costumes Coordinator: 
Costume Crew: 

Make Up 

Make Up Coordinator: 
Make Up Crew: 

Videography 

Videographer: 
Video Crew: 

Photography 

Photographer: 

Publicity 

Programs: 
Tickets: 

Theme Decorations: 

Product Sales:

Hospitality 

Food Coordinator: 

Usher Coordinator: 
Ushers: 

Very Special Thanks to the Executive Producer: 

(Name), Senior Pastor of (name of church), for his vision and support 

We would like to thank the hundred of volunteers, who made this production possible.
 



 
Additional Program Text and Suggested Pictures 

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Suggested photo: “The Triumphal Entry” 
Caption: 

“Here He comes, 
Christ the King! 
Here He comes, 
Let your praises ring! 
Here He comes, 
Here comes Jesus now.”

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Suggested photo: The three faces of the narrators 
Caption: 

“I love to tell the story…”
 

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Suggested photo: Close-up of Jesus 
Caption: 

“Truly, I say to you, unless a man is born again,
he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
 

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Suggested photo: Nicodemus 
Caption: 

“How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a
second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”
 

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Suggested photo: Jesus and Nicodemus together 
(include names with script excerpts so the audience knows that this is a conversation) 
Caption: 

Jesus: “Unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. That which is born of flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit..."

Nicodemus: “How can these things be?” 

Jesus: “...For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes upon Him should not perish but should have everlasting life...”
 

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Suggested photo: Jesus, holding child at “The Feeding of the
Five Thousand.” 
Caption: 

“I AM the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry.
He who believes in me will never be thirsty.”
 

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Suggested photo: Jesus forgives the adulteress 
Caption: 

“I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk
in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
 

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Suggested photo: Jesus and Peter 
Caption: 

Jesus: “Who do you say that I am?” 
Peter: “You are the Christ, the son of the living God.”
 

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Suggested photo: The “Last Supper Table” 
Caption: 

“I AM the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes
to the Father but through Me. ”
 

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Suggested photo: Jesus, praying with his disciples 
Caption: 

“I AM the vine, and you are the branches. If you remain in me,
and I in you, you will bear much fruit; for apart from me you
can do nothing.”
 

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Suggested photo: TABLEAU of “Crucifixion Le Coupe de Lance” 
By Peter Paul Rubens 

Caption: 

Crowds adored Him; religious rulers hated Him; His disciples
followed Him. Why did Jesus subject Himself to this torture?
In Jesus, God reached through time to take your hand and
lead you into eternity with Him; it is a land of forgiveness
where tears are wiped away; a land of energy and laughter
that springs from the warm fellowship of the saints of God. It
is a place that begins the instant you believe that Jesus Christ
died so you might live. Meet Him where you are.
He’s been there all along!
 

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Suggested photo: The risen Jesus, silhouetted against
the tomb background 
Caption: 

“I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me,
will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes
in me, will never die. Do you believe this?”
 

Production Credits and Information

This triumphant story is told by the (ministry name) division of (name of church). 

Address: 

"God's Masterpiece" is performed annually, two weeks before Easter. 

Written by CORA ALLEY. Music by KEITH WARD 

For ticket information or to learn more about the vibrant joy of the Christian life, 
visit (website address) or call (phone number) 
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