Census Sums - By Dave Corbett
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‘Census Sums had a lovely, simple plot that didn't mess about too much with the traditional nativity story (but just enough for added fun) and great songs with bouncy choruses that made you want to join in ... It's hard to try and pick a best bit, although the opening song, "Come Follow The Star", was incredibly sweet, and "Stand Still Granny" was a witty work of art. Best of all perhaps was "Mix It" where the children skilfully sang and danced their way through the creation of a Figgy Cake!’
- LW, Journalist for The Penguin News, Falkland Islands.
One special Baby Boy, Two Parents, Three Kings, Four Shepherds, enough Cooks to spoil the broth (figgy cake, actually) and a host of Angels; it all adds up to the very first Christmas. But what about the Census Takers ... do they count?
Census Sums is a humorous take on the Christmas nativity. With a straightforward plot, simple staging and easy to teach songs, this nativity musical play is perfect for the NQT.
Very easy to stage and teach with 33 speaking roles and any number of chorus parts (ideal cast size 54, minimum possible cast size 36). The songs are suitable for solos and small groups, with moderate repetition for ease of learning. Separate CDs of vocal and backing tracks and Easy Play Piano Score (Grade 4/5 Standard) also available.
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.
Approximate Duration: 30 minutes