Follow The Star - By Niki Davies
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‘Perfectly pitched, the children are going to LOVE it!’
- ML, Alton Convent School, Hampshire.
Follow the Star as it leads a caravan of kings, attendants, camels and sheep towards the little town of Bethlehem and the new-born baby Jesus. With an engaging script and seven beautiful, original songs perfectly conceived for young singers, Follow The Star twinkles with charm and is a perfect nativity musical for 4 to 7 year olds.
A large star shines brightly in the night sky, beckoning to be followed. The Three Kings, their many helpers and their camels take to the desert and head west. The little stars join in the adventure, eager to see where the big star will finally stop.
Elsewhere, the shepherds and sheep have spotted it too. They are visited by an angel telling them about the birth of a very special baby in Bethlehem. Moments later, the shepherds are on the move, descending from the hills to see for themselves.
The sheep don’t want to miss out either. They join the great big caravan just as it reaches the town and everyone gathers at the stable to meet with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus!
Contains 45 speaking roles with a flexible cast size of between 20 to 80 (ideal cast size 50).
The Director's Book includes the full script with song lyrics, character profiles with number of lines, production suggestions (with helpful tips on costumes, props and staging), curriculum-linked material and the sheet music piano score with vocal line and guitar chords. The accompanying CD includes all songs recorded with children’s voices and full backing tracks.
An editable version of the script in Word format is available to customers who also purchase a performance licence. The cost of the editable script is currently £9.95 and this can only be bought (along with the performance licence) directly from the publisher’s website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by completion of the form at the back of the book.
Approximate Duration: 30 minutes
In order of appearance:
Big Star - The Big Star only has one line, but is ever-present throughout.
Narrator(s) - Our storytellers, linking scenes and filling in the gaps. Loud and clear voices at the ready!
Helpers - Assistants to the Three Kings, the helpers drive much of the story. There are speaking lines for 10 children, but this number could easily be reduced or increased.
Three Kings - Balthazar, Caspar and Melchior. Ever-present, but without dominating.
Camels - Grumpy but lovable, there are five speaking camels.
Little Stars - Speaking lines for five, the little stars get very excited about their trip to Bethlehem.
Shepherds - There are lines for six shepherds at present.
Sheep - Speaking lines for five, the sheep don’t want to miss out on the action!
Angel - The messenger to the shepherds.
Mary, Joseph - Appear only in the final scene, but memorable roles nonetheless.
Extras - Additional non-speaking roles can be added to the camels, little stars, shepherds and sheep. Or even speaking roles with a bit of additional script (see note on ‘Editable Script’, p4 of book).