The Heritage of the American Family

Book by James G. Lambert

Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry & James G. Lambert

20M 8W 3B 2G + chorus and dancers (Doubling of parts is recommended)

Space setting with props and set pieces.


This is the epic story of the people of Utah and the Heritage they share. Two families serve to represent the families of the State. The Clarke family members are Mormon converts who brought civilization West with them as they were driven from place to place. The Lee Family, who are non-Mormons, brought with them in their move West the industrial revolution -- and in the process -- prosperity as well. Though both families settled in Utah County, each family plays an important part in everyone's heritage. Originally conceived for “America’s Freedom Festival at Provo” the theme is universal and the characters can be empathized with by all people everywhere.

“The music is impressive, exciting and moving!" -- PROVO DAILY HERALD

Premiered at America's Freedom Festival, Provo, Utah in 1980.

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