Selah's Song: A Social Justice Folk Musical by Johnny Wideman
Selah, a burgeoning songwriter, is excited to hear that King Hocken Grabber's mandatory military service will be coming to an end: her father will be coming home. However, the joy of having her family reunited is short lived as Hocken Grabber passes a harsh War Tax in lieu of conscription. When Selah's family falls behind on their payments and her father is imprisoned, Selah begins sharing her songs of protest with the village, inspired by the King's own catchy propaganda tunes. Unknowingly, Selah's songs become an anthem of resistance in her village, finally uniting the warring factions of East and West Candling after years of conflict. "Selah's Song" is an original, heartwarming musical about a young girl whose courage inspired a village, and whose song became an anthem for peace.
Year Printed: 2015
First Produced: 2013 at 19 on the Park Theatre, Stouffville, ON.
Written With: Bryan Moyer Suderman
Running TIme: 115 minutes
Male Cast: 13
Female Cast: 10
Other Cast: 3
Other casting = 3 musicians