Based on the novel by the same name, The Collar: A Musical submerges you into the passions of a collared man in love. It is a story about a priests fractured love for two women: Angela and the Holy Mother Church. Father Christopher is a man in love and torn between the human and the divine. In the midst of his priestly counseling duties, he is hopelessly drawn into a love affair with Angela, a woman who is hurt and suffering in an unhappy marriage. She is drawn to the caring, concern and innocence she sees in Father Chris. At the same time, he is tapped to become the new bishop. Glory and ghosts from his past haunt him as he searches for his God in the profound and the profane. This touching story is framed by the lilting and magical music of composer Eric Funk, who guides you as you walk with a passionate but prayerful priest who flounders in moral shades of grey. A CD of the soundtrack is also available. - See more at: http://christophermatthewspub.com/the-collar-a-musical-by-frank-seitz-and-eric-funk/#sthash.vOqX6qMa.dpuf
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A tragic and honest musical, this drama is centered on the life of Father Christopher Joyce, a middle-aged pastor searching for the Divine while struggling with love in a crisis of intimacy. The story follows Christopher from his youth—purging sins in confession and vomiting his First Communion to learning about passion in a steamed-over Ford—to his adult life where he is tapped to become bishop while loving two women at the same time: the beautiful Angela and Holy Mother the Church. The lifting and magical score of master composer Eric Funk adds drama and pathos to this plays that deals with Father Christopher's dilemma, and full musical scores of each song are also included.About the Author:
Dr. Frank Seitz,a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and former Catholic Seminarian, has written professional articles and three books about the challenges within the human psyche. He has counseled numerous clergy in their crises of intimacy. He lives in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife, Adele. His first novel, The Collar, followed Father Christopher Joyces tortured relationship between his responsibilities as a priest and his undeniable love for one of his parishioners. That novel led to a musical collaboration with composer Eric Funk and the creation of The Collar: A Musical; a dramatic musical adaptation of the novel. - See more at: http://christophermatthewspub.com/a-thousand-daggers/#sthash.yDmDPjer.dpuf
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