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!
The 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.
A free editable copy of the script in Word format is also available upon request when you purchase (and have paid for) this musical from us. Simply e-mail us with your request, along with your name and address, and we will arrange for a copy of the script to be sent to you by e-mail. This will allow you to edit the script, if required, and to print as many copies of the script as you require.
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
1) A Time To Celebrate
3) Banish The Winter Blues
5) No More Christmas
6) The Victorians
7) Ho! Ho! Ho!
8) Roll On Christmas Day