The vast majority of musicals produced and
performed at the Rocky Hock Playhouse are written by Gloria Emmerich. She
has penned dozens of musicals and many of them are available through her
publishing company which is based in Edenton, NC. Gloria is a prolific
writer and her works have been performed hundreds of times in over a dozen
countries around the world. We invite you to visit the Emmerich Publications
website by clicking on this link:
www.christianmusicalsonline.com. Promotional videos of many of
her shows are available for viewing below.
(in the City of David)
This musical is based
on the story of Jesus’ birth as recounted in the gospels.
Born This Day includes the characters of Mary and Joseph of
course, but also Mary's sister and parents, Gabriel, and the
wonderful Aunt Elizabeth and Zechariah. The show is narrated by
Reumah and Homer. This fun loving couple serve as both comic
relief and narrators in the story. They also happen to be the
innkeepers in Bethlehem which gives them a unique perspective.
Mary and Joseph
had a very special love for one another. Few could imagine that
they did not have conversations about their dreams, hopes, and
aspirations. What young couple does not sit under a starry sky
and imagine what their futures will hold. Joseph and Mary were
no different. Heaven Came Down includes the characters of
Mary and Joseph of course, but also the sister (Joannah) that
Joseph might well have had, Mary’s parents, Gabriel, and the
wonderful Aunt Elizabeth and her adoring husband Zechariah.
For God So Loved...
Hosanna, what a
savior! The earth rejoiced when Jesus was born and wept at his
death. But, because of an empty tomb, we're singing again today.
The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus will come alive to
you in this musical passion by Gloria Emmerich. For God So
Loved... features Jesus, Julia (the woman at the well),
Mary, Martha, and many of Jesus' disciples including Peter,
James, and John. The music is joyful, uplifting, and triumphant.
Jesus is the Resurrection and the life! He is risen—He is Risen
Out of the Darkness
of the Darkness is an Easter musical designed to encourage
and inspire. Rarely has a musical better helped the audience
understand both the humanity and deity of Jesus. Christ
surrounded himself with men and women who were, in many ways, no
different than people of today; people who were so lost they
didn’t even know it. The characters depicted in Out of the
Darkness were carefully selected to show the variety of
individuals Jesus dealt with during His life on earth.
Though we put this musical in the Easter category, Joy
Unspeakable is a rare musical that can actually be performed
nearly any time of the year. Each character whose story is told
was carefully selected and included in this musical. The comic
characters of Jara and Simone are offset by those more sullen
(though riveting) characters of Jesus’ mother Mary and Mary
Magdalene. The music and lyrics help tell the story. It’s well
crafted, beautiful, reverent when necessary, and fitting in
Everyone knows the story of Noah and
the Ark. But, we doubt it has ever been told in such a fun and
novel way. Noah’s wife, Huldah, begins the show by explaining
who she is and how Noah works night and day building the ark God
told him to build. She explains that God spoke to Noah about
the pending flood and that he has taken the job very seriously.
Joyful songs are used throughout the musical to help tell the
story and each song is unique and powerful.