Do You Believe in Father Christmas?Festivals
A CD with vocal tracks for listening to & learning, plus backing tracks for dances & performances, is user-friendly for all teachers & pupils! Musical styles include rock, ballad, Eastern & music hall.
Ages: 7 to 11, Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
This fun musical depicts three typical Christmas scenes, beginning in a busy market, with shoppers dashing around in a last-minute panic. Old Mrs O’Deary fondly remembers her childhood Christmases, while Mrs Grumbles complains about the stress and expense of it all nowadays!
Next we visit a classroom where the teacher, Miss Frazzle, is trying to rehearse a Nativity play, amid the chaos of costumes and Christmas decorations! The final straw is when the 'Three Wise Men' go missing!
At last it is Christmas Eve. Santa Claus is a bit under the weather so his wife is standing in for him. After she and the Elves have delivered presents and gone, excited children wake up to open their presents - at 5 am! Later the family is joined by Mrs O'Deary and Mrs Grumbles, and at last the true spirit of Christmas shines through!
Solo speaking & Group singing: 20 to 40 (* = Solo singing)
Market Stall–holders: Pete, Pat, Nicky and Ali
Mrs Grumbles*, Mrs O’Deary*, Mum, Dad, Grandad, Gran, Reporters, Miss Frazzle – Teacher,
Mrs Santa, Children: Sue*, Victor*, Jane*, Charlie* & Keith*
Nativity Cast:Mary, Joseph, Donkey, Innkeeper, Angels, Shepherds, Three Wise Men, Pages, Camels, Ox, Ass, Sheep
Flexible choruses: Band, Toys, Shoppers, Pupils, Elves
Christmas, Caring & Sharing
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