Cross & Stars

Cross & Partners was formed to create and produce Christian based family programming for Radio, Television, Film, Internet and the Stage.

Harlan Rector, President of Cross & Partners, created their first two projects, “A.D. The Musical”, now known as “A TASTE OF HEAVEN The Musical” and “L.I.G.H.T.”

Cross & Partners’ first project was a dramatic Radio Series called “L.I.G.H.T.”, an acronym for Living In God’s Hands Today. L.I.G.H.T. presents contemporary stories dramatizing how God works miracles in the lives of HIS people.

Thirty-nine episodes of L.I.G.H.T. were produced and broadcast on Christian radio stations across the country and received the Angel Award for “Excellence in Broadcasting”.

These true stories deal with the everyday struggles we all face in our society today.

The series, which is available on CD, is utilized by churches nationwide as a tool for discussion groups. L.I.G.H.T. is now being developed into a dramatic television series to reach an even broader audience with the glory of God’s word.

To learn more about L.I.G.H.T., click on the link to access the website.

Cross & Partners created the contemporary production titled, “A TASTE OF HEAVEN”. When titled A.D., it premiered to audiences at the Stained Glass Theatre near Branson in 2010 with a cast of 30 and had its debut in St. Louis at The Ivory Theatre in 2011.

The new production features over 20 original songs with a full cast of singers, actors and dancers. It’s family friendly for audiences of all faiths.

Cross & Partners has released a 2 DVD set of the live theatrical production. Two original cast CD’s that feature all the songs from the musical are also available. To order the DVD’s or the inspirational CD’s, click here.

The Synopsis

“A TASTE OF HEAVEN The Musical” (ATOH) gives audiences of all ages the inspirational message of God’s love in an entertaining and enlightening way. More than 20 songs in this “play-within-a-play” help weave a colorful story about some of the people who encountered Jesus during his life on Earth.

This lighthearted, yet moving, musical tells the story of Morty, a new Angel that is sent back down to Earth with the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, to produce a musical revue to remind people of Jesus’ love for them. They then cast a group of actors to portray the characters in Jesus’ life.

The cast not only learns about themselves but also Jesus’ purpose in their lives. The story takes an interesting turn when the Angel Morty falls for Sandra, an actress who is cast to play the role of Mary. Tensions rise, but God steps in for the surprise ending and leads the rousing finale to “ATOH”.

The Inspiration

Famed voiceover artist Harlan Rector was inspired to write the book and lyrics to “ATOH” The Musical. As a Christian, Harlan has shared his faith in a variety of ways including an award-winning radio series titled, L.I.G.H.T. an acronym for (Living In God’s Hands Today).

Harlan not only created the story of “ATOH” but also the lyrics to more than 20 powerful, inspirational songs. God worked through him to get the message of HIS love to audiences in an entertaining and enlightening way.

The Music

The music for the originally titled “A.D. The Musical” was written, produced and recorded in Nashville. The two CD set featuring the original recorded cast is still available for purchase by clicking here.

The World Premiere

“A.D. The Musical” made its debut in 2010 at the 300 seat Stained Glass Theatre near Branson, for a six-week run. The production received rave reviews with standing ovations every performance. Now the revised production, “A TASTE OF HEAVEN The Musical”, is available for production in other theatre venues, universities and large churches across the country.

The Music and Book are available. For more information about producing “ATOH” at your venue, please call 888-888-0089.

The Artist

One of the entertainment industry’s best known voice-over artists, Harlan Rector’s unmistakable voice has introduced some of the most popular movies, radio, television commercials and videogames ever made. Additionally, Harlan was the signature voice of The History Channel during its first four years on the air.

Today, Harlan continues his voiceover work as well as his work as an accomplished portrait and caricature artist.