This all-time favorite musical play, seen by hundreds of thousands of people in many of the most pretigious halls in the United States, is the story of each of us viewed through the eyes of children who see their earthly experience as a grand treasure hunt. Quite suddenly, after many wonderful and not-so-wonderful experiences, the turn on earth is over. Has the treasure been found?
Back in 1985 as a finishing student in France, I heard of the My Turn on Earth musical comedy and fell in love with it. I was offered some years earlier the musical tape and had in mind to someday put it on stage in France. With people of my branch and district area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we started to put up a huge undertaking. I had never seen the play itself and never have since. We recreated the elements of the comedy, opening our target to a wider audience by essentially making the treasure hunt of the life on earth rather a metaphor with characters thinking and acting like adults. We had a full musical band on stage, singing songs alive in English, all-created scene set-up, costumes, choregraphies, choir singers and main characters soloist singers. I translated all the songs into French dialogues that would each be followed by the corresponding songs left in English language so to preserve the original touch of the songs, however revealing all the meaning for a French audience. We put it on stage twice in Nantes, booking one downtown theatre hall with good success outcome, particularly for all those involved in the play one way or another. We had of course taken care of legal rights to use the material. It was a great time in my life, a spiritual experience never to be forgotten.
Cheesy music that solidifies principles of the gospel in your mind! I listened to this on tape on Sundays, and on road trips with my family as a little girl. Perfect for teaching little children about the plan of salvation! It sure helped me better understand the Father's plan back then.
I saw this many years ago as a video and I would like to see it again. Is it available anywhere as a video?
This story, complete with some wonderful songs and a beautiful ending, was a wonderful teaching tool for me as a parent, to teach my children about the Plan of Salvation and "Our Turn on Earth"
Highly recommended for everybody to see, member and non-Member alike.
I saw this when i was a little girl (lol that makes me sound old) anyway, then my mom got me the music for it. I loved it and it really reinforced the plan of salvation for me and what's right and wrong through the music! The only reason I would give it a four star is that it might be out dated for little kids. Last time I saw the movie, like 10 years ago, it was a video of the play. I'm unsure if they've redone it or not.
Either way it is a favorite for me
These are great songs because the album is so diverse. Some of the songs are so simple and fun, while others are complex and serious. Carol Lynn Pearson's lyrics combined with Lex de Azevedo's music are very powerful. I also like their music from the Animated Stories from the Book of Mormon.
If you are of a certain age--and you know who you are--this is sure to bring back memories. Here is a soundtrack you can share with everyone in your family.
I cannot tell you how much my 4 year old loves this CD. He always wants to listen to it. I have seen his voice improve and his testimony grow. This musical was truly inspired by the Lord. I still cry when I sing track
I grew up on this music and now I share this with my children! They love it and it teaches great gospel principles. I have even shared this with non-member children to teach them and they love it too!
Teaches great things. I love these songs!