This Beautiful City

THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY investigates the growth of the evangelical movement in Colorado Springs. While The Civilians were conducting interviews with people involved with or affected by the mega-church movement and the battle raging over gay marriage, the scandal broke about New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard, which shook the entire city of Colorado Springs, providing the play’s creators with an unprecedented opportunity to capture an important event as it was taking place, and providing the people of Colorado Springs with the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns as those events unfolded. THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is a fascinating and timely look at faith and how it affects the American landscape.
3F, 3M (Flexible, Doubling)
120 minutes


Steve Cosson

Steve Cosson

Book Steve Cosson is a director, writer and Artistic Director of The Civilians. He’s developed original shows for TBS and ITV Entertainment, creator and host of the documentary musical podcast Let Me Ascertain You,...

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Jim Lewis

Jim Lewis

Book Jim Lewis won Tony® and Drama Desk nominations for Best Book for a Musical for his adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Chronicle of A Death Foretold. Also with Graciela Daniele, he wrote Dangerous...

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Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman

Music & Lyrics Michael Friedman’s credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Broadway and the Public Theater) Unknown Soldier, The Fortress of Solitude, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and...

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The Civilians

The Civilians

Creator Founded in 2001, The Civilians is dedicated to ambitious and exuberant new theater that creatively interrogates our lived experience, questions and tests the stories that shape our world, and awakens new thinking...

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"Engaging, inquisitive and evenhanded work of theater about the transformation of an American city and many American lives."

New York Times

"A fascinating crazy quilt on faith’s role in American life."


"An entertaining and thoughtful portrait of a large segment of society."

New York Post

"Praise the Lord and pass the tape recorder! A lively docudrama with a generosity of spirit."

Associated Press


4 Musicians


Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

6 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Conductor Scores

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.

Promotional Resources

This Beautiful City Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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This Beautiful City Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork


Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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This Beautiful City Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit


Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Production Resources

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

Digital PC or PV $50
Full Digital Orchestration Set $150

Broadway Plus

A workshop experience in which a Broadway artist speaks and works with students in an educational setting through our partnership with Broadway Plus.

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