The Singles Ward

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The Singles Ward
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Directed by Kurt Hale
Produced by Dave Hunter
Written by Kurt Hale
John E. Moyer
Starring Will Swenson
Connie Young
Daryn Tufts
Kirby Heyborne
Michael Birkeland
Zak Aldridge
Lincoln Hoppe
Tarance Edwards
Michelle Ainge
Gretchen Whalley
Sedra Santos
Music by Cody Hale
Distributed by Halestorm Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • 2002 (2002)
Running time 102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000
Box office $1,250,798

The Singles Ward is a 2002 LDS cinema comedy film directed by Kurt Hale and written by Kurt Hale and John E. Moyer based on his own life as a stand up comedian and single member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Like The R.M., and other films which followed it, The Singles Ward's target audience is members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and citizens of Utah. As such, references to and parodies of the Mormon and Utah subcultures pervade the film and are unlikely to be completely understood by non-Mormons.

The Singles Ward was followed in 2007 by The Singles 2nd Ward.

Plot[edit]

After faithfully serving a full-time mission for his church and marrying, Jonathan Jordan finds himself recently divorced and once again a member of the LDS single adult world— a world whose ultimate goal is Eternal Marriage. Disenchanted, Jordan stops going to church. He even creates a stand up routine lampooning the Mormon way of life. His resistance to the church continues until he falls for Cammie Giles, a member of the local singles ward. Suddenly, Jordan finds going to church more appealing. But is he attending church again just to impress her?

During the course of the movie, Jonathan frequently breaks the fourth wall to narrate events to the audience, much in the style of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Cameos[edit]

A number of celebrity members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints make appearances throughout the movie:

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was a compilation of Latter Day Saint artists performing songs from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' hymnal and children's song book. The soundtrack is on Guapo Records.

  • "The Church of Jesus Christ" – Magstatic
  • "Come, Come Ye Saints" – Slender
  • "There is Sunshine in My Soul Today" – Ponchillo
  • "Do What is Right" – MishMash
  • "Popcorn Popping" – Rooster
  • "Book of Mormon Stories" – Pipe Dream
  • "In Our Lovely Deseret" – Mr. Fusion
  • "Keep the Commandments" – Mighty Mahogany
  • "I Feel My Savior's Love" – MishMash
  • "We Are All Enlisted" – Magstatic
  • "Battle Hymn of the Republic" —Slender
  • "Let Us All Press On" – Mr. Fusion[1]
  • "When Grandpa Comes" – Slender
  • "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" – Jamen Brooks

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