“Love Never Fails” excerpt from the musical “Pray the Gay Away”®. Book, Music, Lyrics and Orchestrations by Conrad Askland.
PTGA brings the painful world of gay conversion therapy to the stage. Musical Theater with a mission.
Watch – Ministers speak out for full inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in churches and in support of Pray the Gay Away® the musical in bringing the issues of church involvement in adolescent gay conversion therapy to a mainstream audience:
We support the legal banning of all adolescent “gay conversion” therapy. We support The Trevor Project. We support PFLAG.
Pray the Gay Away the musical – Book, Music, Lyrics and Orchestrations by Conrad Askland
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ABOUT THE PRAY THE GAY AWAY MUSICAL
Theater Arts Guild presents the world premiere of the musical Pray the Gay Away. This highly anticipated and controversial live stage show packs plenty of blissful sacrilege and politically incorrect mischief into a reflection of U.S. culture that is humorous, beautiful, shocking, sweet, thought-provoking and incredibly heart-breaking.
Pray the Gay Away takes place in 1980’s Minnetonka, Minnesota and shows the collision course of two boys being subjected to the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy, the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod statement that “homosexual behavior is intrinsically sinful”, a Youth Pride LGBTQ support group fighting for human rights, and the local community caught in the middle.
For his fourth full-length musical, Conrad Askland, former music director of Cirque du Soleil and Rock of Ages, has trained his satirical missile system on the cultural, political and theological forces that surround the painful world of gay conversion therapy and the “pray away the gay” movement. This is a big, full-blooded musical with an irreverently comic heart that is also heart-breaking and emotionally charged. Pray the Gay Away pulls up the carpet to expose the underlying U.S. religious, political and cultural attitudes surrounding homosexuality and our understanding of human rights.
Possibly God’s second-favorite musical.
Self-rated at PG-13 for mature themes and highly emotional content.
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PREMIERE RUN OF PTGA
PTGA had its premiere run November 2019 at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA. The show run sold out and set a Lincoln Theatre record for most tickets sold for any musical theater run in the last 20 years. We found amazing support for this production from both the LGTQ+ and Faith communities.
THE PTGA MUSICAL MISSION
100% of PTGA merchandise proceed sales went to our local Skagit WA chapter of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). We also provided free ads, brochures and in-person support for The Trevor Project (a free national suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ+ youth). We are committed to bringing awareness of adolescent “gay conversion therapy” to a wider mainstream audience. We believe that when more people understand the practice of adolescent “gay conversion therapy” and the practice of “praying away the gay”, that this will create more pressure and momentum to legally ban gay conversion therapy for adolescents.
“Love Never Fails” (Reprise) is a shorter version of “Love Never Fails” that appears earlier in the show. The lyrics come from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (using just the first words of Verse 8 – “Love Never Fails”). The Reprise is a shorter version of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 but the first instance of the song in the PTGA musical uses the full verse.
LYRICS to Love Never Fails (Reprise)
Love is patient
Love is kind
It does envy
It does not boast
Love rejoices with the truth
It always protects and trusts
Who will look to God’s creation
and recognize what’s beautiful?
Love Never Fails
Bible Scripture 1 cor 13 – 1 corinthians 13 Love
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