Bethlehem Bandits - By Dave Corbett
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‘Fun and easy to use with catchy songs which the children enjoy singing and acting to.’
- SK, St. Mary's C of E Primary School.
Outside the ancient City of Bethlehem, a group of Bandits are busy plotting new crimes. These Bandits aren't exactly nasty or scary though. In fact, they top the list of the most useless band of Bandits in the country and what they don't realise is just how special this night will be. When they fail to steal anything from Mary, Joseph, the three Kings and even the Shepherds, they decide to change their ways.
Packed full of humour and memorable songs, this comic twist on the traditional nativity is perfect for a larger Christmas production with older primary school children.
Easy to stage and teach with 43 speaking roles and any number of chorus parts (ideal cast size 58, minimum possible cast size 30). Separate CDs of vocal and backing tracks and Performance/Rehearsal piano score (Grade 6 Standard) also available.
A BRAND NEW product called "Sing it!" is available for this musical. This CD-ROM can teach the songs to the children without any teacher input. Children can use it at school or at home (think of the time it will save you!). Most schools use it in class on an interactive white board or in the school hall on the overhead projector to allow full cast practice. This latest version allows Lyrics on or off, Vocals on or off and the facility to practise one line at a time - all features are accessible instantly with one click. Children LOVE learning this way and the product is foolproof.
Click here for more details about the new "Sing it!" CD-ROM (well worth watching).
Also available is a CD-ROM of Backdrops, which contains instant scenery with digital backdrops 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. The CD-ROM of Backdrops contains a different backdrop for every scene change.
Another new product is AudioScript, an "Audio Book" style read-through of the entire show performed by professional voice actors. The AudioScript is supplied on a CD and teaches each child their lines, when to perform them and most importantly, HOW to perform them. The copy and repeat method is simply the best and quickest way to learn. You can listen to a sample of the AudioScript product in the "Contents/Songlist" section below.
Approximate Duration: 45 minutes
1) Ready Steady Go
2) Bethlehem Is Near
4) Sweet Virginia
5) Say Goodbye
6) Cool Camels Can
7) So Excited
8) AudioScript Sample (optional extra - see Product Description for more details)