Musical styles include rock, lullaby, Eastern, folk, calypso & gospel.
Ages: 7 to 11, Duration: 40 to 50 minutes
This entertaining musical is based on the traditional song, 'The Friendly Beasts'. With a rich variety of songs and dances, a bunch of comical birds and animals play important parts leading up to and during the birth of Jesus. A stoical donkey carries Mary to Bethlehem, a motherly ox offers its stable and manger, a sheep keeps the baby warm, while gentle doves coo him to sleep. Bossy owls organize the whole event and even unfriendly street dogs and cats come to visit.
Cooperation and kindness are portrayed by these endearing creatures - an important lesson for everone at Christmas!
Solo speaking & Group singing: 20 to 40
(* = Solo singing)
Animals: Doves, Cockerel, Birds, Owls, Donkey, Cat*, Dog*, Ox*, Sheep, Camels
Nativity: Angel Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Three Wise Men
Flexible choruses: Birds, Street Animals, Stable Animals, Sheep, Angels
Christmas; Life over 2000 years ago; Religious Studies, Friendship, Well-being
Review: We loved the songs, especially the Cat and Dog - 'Did you make a Reservation?'
Josh Simmons, New South Wales, Australia
It is illegal to photocopy or otherwise reproduce any part of 'Gentle Beasts'.
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