Second, be aware that this is not a narrative musical such as "Saturday's Warrior" or "My Turn On Earth." This is indeed a "program." Teens are shown quoting famous people such as Mother Theresa, David O. McKay, poets, letters to "Dear Abby", etc. In a serious manner they speak words of wisdom and warning relating to the Law of Chastity. These range from poetic passages about the value of waiting until marriage, to sobering statistical facts about sexually transmitted diseases. These straight-to-the-camera deliveries are interspersed with musical numbers, sort of like uplifting, lower-budget music videos. Teen actors portray various true-to-life experiences and challenges in scenes set to both musical numbers and voice-overs.
Some parents and youth leaders may feel this program has value for their youth, and that even if there is some snickering at the video kids will learn good lessons from it and have fun with it. But I can't recommend this to everyone. If you want to choose just one video to address this topic, I would readily suggest the much more recent "Only Once" (directed by Rocco DeVilliers), which tells a single, powerful story rather than using this video's program/fireside format.
"A Time To Love" is not meant as entertainment (though I'm sure some will find the dated text and hair styles hilarious). But its messages are certainly excellent and meant specifically for Latter-day Saint youth. It may be of interest to parents and youth leaders who can use it as a teaching tool, and also for collectors interested in this earlier example of work by Lex de Azevedo and Carol Lynn Pearson, both of whom have distinguished themselves elsewhere with artistically impressive accomplishments.
|Executive Producer||Lex de Azevedo|
|Music||Lex de Azevedo|
|Script and Lyrics||Carol Lynn Pearson|
|Still Photography||Norman Bosworth|
A Time To Love is a musical program that celebrates the joys of romantic love and warns against the pitfalls of immorality. It will make a difference in the lives of untold numbers of young people who are trying to make their way in a dangerous world. Experience the power of words and music combined with beautiful, sensitive cinematography that together not only entertain but implant in the viewer a feeling and understanding for the proper time and place to experience A Time To Love.
Also available from Embryo Music: Script/piano vocal score; accompaniment tape; Music cassette; and Slides.
A Time To Love is a royalty-free production specifically designed for young people to experience positive concepts about morality through speaking and singing them rather than once again just hearing them. Give the music cassette at special quantity discount to the youth as a momento of their evening with A Time To Love.
Now available for performing groups: "IT'S MY LIFE!"
Powerful, musicla drama designed to help stamp out teenage drug abuse. "IT'S MY LIFE!" Demo Video; Script/Piano Vocal Score; Accompaniment Tape; Music Cassette; Slides available from Embryo Music (801) 532-6114.
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