How Christmas Came To Be - By Andrew Oxspring and Ian Faraday
Take a musical journey through the ages and discover how the Christmas we know and love came to be. With plenty of comedy moments and catchy songs in a variety of styles, we travel from Ancient Rome right up to the 21st century, meeting some weird, wonderful, familiar and not-so-familiar characters on our journey in this fabulous musical suitable for 6-11 year olds!
As we learn about old customs and see how they have shaped our modern Christmas, we are reminded that one message has always been at its heart … a little goodwill goes a long, long way!
Informative and hugely entertaining, with scenes and songs that can be rehearsed independently by separate classes then brought together for performance, this musical is ideal for busy schools during a busy term!
Book and CD Pack includes full script with staging tips, a CD of vocal tracks, backing tracks, continuity music and sound effects and a piano score with voice line and guitar chords. The CD-ROM pack version replaces the wire-bound A4 book and includes the script and score in both PDF and MS Word files on the CD-ROM, allowing you to re-write or individualise the text, dialogue and lyrics to suit your needs and to print as many scripts as you require from your PC (the CD-ROM pack also includes an audio CD of music as with the Book and CD version). A shorter, simplified script is also included on the CD-ROM.
Also available is a CD-ROM of Digital Backdrops containing eight images in the sequence they are required throughout the script, supplied in both a PowerPoint presentation and as individual JPG files. No more scenery painting! These images may be projected onto a screen or wall at the back of your stage or hand them to a local printer to print onto large boards or sheets in order to create your stage backdrops. They're also useful to print off for cast and stage crew to familiarise themselves with the sets and scene changes.
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes