Hope in the Heartland is funny, poignant and shares the
story of Jesus like you’ve never seen it before!

If you are looking for something completely unique for your church’s Christmas this year, you’ve found it.  And, with a bluegrass twist, Think “O Brother Where Art Thou?” meets “The Grapes of Wrath” meets Christmas.

It’s 1932. The Great Depression is in full force.  Men are desperate for work and not finding it.  Families are struggling to make ends meet.  Yet in the midst of one of America’s darkest pages of history, the devotion of one such family shines bright.  HOPE IN THE HEARTLAND is the story of one man’s faith, another man’s doubt and a mysterious stranger who brings them together.

This story is based on real events!

With seventeen original songs and arrangements, electrifying bluegrass band charts and tracks and a stunning story of hope and peace, HOPE IN THE HEARTLAND is going to make Christmas come alive again and again.

Take a look at the video highlights from the original production and you’ll get a taste of the great fun and the great faith that is found in this work.  Listen to clips from HOPE IN THE HEARTLAND on the right side of this page and find the link to the full video of the original cast recording if you’d like to view the entire show.  The run time is approximately 90 minutes.  And feel free to call or email our office with any questions you might have.  We’re here to assist you. God bless you and your ministry.

Get yourself a cup of coffee and comfy chair and watch the
video of the original cast recording performed by the
Preston Ridge Church in Frisco, TX.  It’s a hoot!

We know you’ll love HOPE IN THE HEARTLAND. We’ve provided everything you need to perform the musical including:

  • Professional studio recording of the songs
  • Accompaniment split tracks for performance and rehearsal
  • Full theatrical script with the most resent update-July 2014
  • Rhythm charts and “Nashville” number charts for live bluegrass band
  • Vocal charts for choir and soloists
  • Production notes to assist in staging the musical
  • Plus, you’ll be able to download the full video of the original cast’s performance from Preston Ridge Baptist Church in Frisco, TX that will give you ideas of how to produce HOPE IN THE HEARTLAND at your church or theater. 

Once purchased, you’ll receive the ”blanket license” which allows you to download all of these items and make as many copies as you need.  However, we request that you do not share these items with another church or group because of copyright laws.  And by the way, if your church runs less than 300 in worship, email us for a special discounted price.

Buy Hope in the Heartland

We are sure that you’ll love HOPE IN THE HEARTLAND – An American Christmas.  It’s truly unique, it’s a ton of fun, it’s deeply heartfelt and most of all we know it will help you tell the story of the greatest gift of Christmas – JESUS!