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Myths & Hymns

A song cycle that paints an emotional landscape of faith and yearning, and embraces a boundless spectrum of ideology and spirituality.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Revue, Drama

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
In his song cycle, Myths & Hymns, Guettel paints an emotional landscape of faith and yearning that embraces a boundless spectrum of ideology and spirituality. The lyrics were inspired by Greek mythology and a 19th Century Presbyterian hymnal; the musical vocabulary sweeps from romantic art song and rock to Latin, gospel and R&B.

Myths & Hymns
elucidates our fantastic desire to transcend earthly bounds, our intrinsic need to connect with something or someone greater in our restless search for enlightenment. (Available for performance with piano only.)

“Ravishing melodic structure and compelling lyrical content…an enormously gifted composer.”


"This is musical theatre that is challenging, compelling and compulsive. Bring yourself to it and it one of the most rewarding experiences you can have."

The Stage (London)

"Lyrically inventive, complex and meaningful, these stunning songs explore some very personal yet universal preoccupations. This is explosive, dynamic and challenging musical theatre."

Indie London

"[Guettel] has a very individual musical voice of his own and an ability to handle a variety of themes with finesse and artistry."

Indie London

“A wide range of works that soar with passion and rock with rhythm.”

The New York Observer

"Sublime and moving... not afraid of musical experimentation. Great, soulful."

Jason Verlinde
  • Casting:
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Expandable casting
  • Casting Notes: Myths and Hymns is conceived as a concert without intermission and may be cast with as many singers as desired.
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Name Price
Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

1 x Piano-Vocal Score

Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

10 x Piano-Vocal Scores

$200.00 +$50.00/pm
Lib/Vocal Book 10 Pack Shipped with (or after) Rehearsal Material. This is optional.

10 x Piano-Vocal Scores

$50.00 +$50.00/pm