Saturday's Warrior

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Original cast album cover

Saturday's Warrior is a religious musical that originated on the stage in 1973 about doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is based on the idea that we existed before we were born into this life, in a premortal realm where we not only had relationships with others with whom we would share our earthly journey and that we might have made promises to.

The musical explores the doctrines of premortal life, foreordination, and eternal marriage. It depicts abortion and birth control as being contrary to the divine plan of salvation.

The music was composed by Lex De Azevedo and the book and lyrics by Doug Stewart. It was first performed in California in 1973, where it continued to run while it was performed at Brigham Young University’s Spring Arts Festival with a cast of BYU students. An LP was released of the original stage performance. The musical has been extremely popular within the Latter-day Saint community.

In addition to the play, a movie was made with a different cast and released in 1973. In 2016, executive producer Lex de Azevedo and others created a remake movie.