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A charming interpretation of the classic story… BENEFITS DESCRIPTION (mention key benefits here – ease, comprehensive, no music knowledge, backdrops, SyncSong, etc.)An enchanting musical and one of our all-time best sellers. Now brought completely up to date with catchy tunes and a beguiling stortline. Ideal for Christmas
Little Town (carol)
Things are looking up
We 3 Kings (carol)
A New King?
Hurry On Over
Away in a Manger (carol)
These are the Gifts
Hark the Herald (carol)
A faithful reworking of the Nativity story, featuring a mix of new songs and popular traditional carols [see Song Excerpts].
Available separately as both a Junior and, with simplified songs and dialogue, Infant version. They are not interchangeable. This is the Junior version.
THE STORY: As the opening carol is sung, Mary and Joseph arrive, tired and hungry, in Bethlehem, to find that the coming Census means there is no room in the inn , and the only place to sleep is a stable. They reluctantly make themselves at home.
Meanwhile, the Three Wise Men have arrived at Herod’s grand palace in Jerusalem, convinced that the new king must be born there. Herod, wishing to know more, asks his soothsayers if the new king rumour is true, and where He will be born. They know it will be in Bethlehem, but not where, so Herod asks the Magi to call back to tell him - but they are not fooled.
Up on the hills around Bethlehem, the shepherds are tending their flocks when the Angel Gabriel appears, urging them to head for Bethlehem in fulfilment of the prophesies.
The Magi and shepherds converge on the stable where the Three Kings give their traditional presents to the lowly carpenter, his wife, and the new born king, to much celebration.
Acting: 20-25 mins
Total: 40-45 mins
Cast Numbers (min-max):
Total Cast: 15-26+
Speaking Parts: 11*
Now with comprehensive
FREE Performance Licence -
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The DOWNLOAD Includes all files:
Director and Actor Script Versions
Detailed Production/Staging Notes
Easy Piano Score (Grade 1-2)
Easy Guitar Chords
SyncSong synchronised teaching
system - no specialist software needed
Choice of Electronic Backdrops
Comprehensive Staging Rights (Copy/ Print/ Edit ALL documents)
FREE PERFORMANCE LICENCE
Backing Tracks of all songs/music,
designed for actual performance
Backing Tracks PLUS VOCALS for all songs, for rehearsals
DETAILED INFORMATION PERFORMANCE LICENCE: Currently included free of charge: required if you intend any shows to be seen by anyone from outside your school (i.e. anyone other than teachers or pupils). Also covers videos/CD recordings and any school sales of the recordings. If applying ONLY for a Performance Licence (£10 if purchased separately) please email - see Contact details.
PRODUCTION NOTES: Casting, staging, prop and costume suggestions are given, with the emphasis on an easy-staging, but impactful production. SCENERY BACKDROPS: Scenery backdrops are provided as slides in Powerpoint, often with a choice of alternatives, to personalise productions. SYNCSONG: Modern In-School Music’s own synchronised words/music on-screen teaching facility - see Home Page/SyncSong for details.