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Childrens Christmas Programs Musical Dramas for Kids


WHAT IN THE WORLD IS CHRISTMAS?
Plot Musical Numbers Cast Production Materials



What In The World Is Christmas? It's kids from around the world celebrating Jesus' birth. An exciting international Christmas musical multicultural celebration of the birth of Jesus. Words and music by Robert Mantzke, musical arrangements by Dwight Elrich, and staging and choreography by Kara Gassman. K-8


What In The World Is Christmas?

 

You'll be glad you asked. It's kids from around the world celebrating Jesus' birth. Can you imagine an exciting international Christmas musical celebration featuring your kids dressed in costumes like those from Holland, Poland, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Israel, Sweden, etc., sharing with each other and your audience how Christmas is celebrated in their countries?

Sound great? Hold on. Not all goes smoothly when Mario--the zealous Italian boy--has a little trouble with the English language as well as our Christmas symbols, or was that Christmas cymbals (which he does play with great ardor at the most unexpected moments). Fortunately, Kimberly finally saves the day . . .

Even more confused are the three Jewish lads, Shadrach, Meshach and Sidney (Sidney???) who are trying to decide how many "father's fathers" ago was the "father" who was the first to see the "Star." (Talk about a real generation gap!)

These festivities just add to the spirit of the whole world coming together to sing, learn and rejoice in Jesus' love.

In fact, your entire audience will hum and sing It's Time For The World To Come Together which is followed by an old-fashioned "Christmas Carol Sing" in a fresh and upbeat style.

So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate with the "funterrific" Christmas Musical,
"What In The World Is Christmas?" It will be a wonderful treat for you and your whole community.


MUSICAL NUMBERS
  1. Celebrate (Overture & Opening)
  2. Christmas Is / Hoe Down
  3. Some Children See Him
  4. The First To See The Star
  5. Inga's Lullaby
  6. Fresh Blueberry Muffins
  7. At Christmas (Tanya's Song)
  8. Some Children See Him (Reprise)
  9. It's Time For The World To Come Together
    (with familiar Christmas Carol Group Sing)
     - Angels We Have Heard On High
     - For Unto Us A Child Is Born
     - Go Tell It On The Mountain
     - O Come All Ye Faithful
  10. Celebrate (Reprise)


Play Audio Clip (.wav format) of Sample Musical Number 1
It's Time For The World To Come Together

Play Audio Clip (.wav format) of Sample Musical Number 2
Fresh Blueberry Muffins

CAST
  • Johnny - Jovial, aggressive, speaks out clearly, host for the party, well-dressed, semi-formal, very American looking.
  • Hans - Dutch boy with strong accent, but speaks very clear English, observant, knowledgeable, dressed in clogs, baggy pants, puffy sleeved shirt, suspenders, hat, etc.
  • Kimberly - Friendly, outgoing, eager to be helpful, cheerful, dressed in country-style dress with cowboy boots.
  • Mario - Good-humored, energetic, Italian boy, always around the action, dark curly hair, carries a cymbal in each hand.
  • Sven - Happy Norwegian boy, dialect important, dressed in jeans, clogs, and a flannel shirt.
  • Three Jewish Lads - These three have a lot in common, "Three Stooges" type characters, naive, funny, but don't know it:
    • Shadrach
    • Mechach
    • Sidney
  • Inga - Blond Swedish girl, must sing, very kind, pleasant voice, eager to share, dressed in a long white gown with crown of lights. A "crown" can be made of cardboard and styrofoam, with rhinestones and sequins glued on to it.
  • Jeri - Shy, small, American girl, meek speaking voice, must sing.
  • Janet - Another American girl, must sing, outgoing, has a festive spirit about her.
  • Jose - Curious Mexican boy, dialect important, dressed in serape and sombrero.
  • Greta - A Polish girl, dialect important, dressed in dreary clothes, black and brown, with braids in her hair.
  • Tanya - Caring Hungarian girl, must sing, must be good at speaking broken English, and conveying emotion. Wearing a simple dress and apron with knee socks and flat shoes.
  • Maria - Younger Mexican girl, shy, soft-spoken, wearing a brightly colored Mexican embroidered dress.
  • Fuji - Oriental (or made up to look like it) boy, dialect important, dressed in kimono and thongs, with straight dark hair.
  • Winston - Very English looking, conservative, well-educated young man, dressed in a nice gray suit.
  • Joseph - Anyone, any nationality, one speaking line.
  • Mr. Iler - An adult chaperone for the party, must sing (can be played by either an adult or child).
  • Mrs. Iler - A teacher, must sing (can be played by either an adult or child).


WHAT IN THE WORLD IS CHRISTMAS?
PRODUCTION MATERIALS
CATALOG NO. DESCRIPTION PRICE
ADB 1020 Director/ Accompanist Edition Book $12.95
ASB 1020 Student Singers Edition Book
(includes drama parts and melodies)
$3.95
10+@$3.50
AVC 1020 Stereo Listening Cassette
(complete musical presentation)
$10.98
ACD 1020 Stereo Listening CD
(complete musical presentation)
$15.00
ACX 1020 Cassette Accompaniment Tape
(Orchestra with voices on harmony parts)
$55.00
ACDX 1020 Compact Disc Accompaniment
(Orchestra with voices on harmony parts)
$65.00
APB 1020 Full color program bulletin
with words on inside
$15.00
(per 100)
AHB 1020 Full color promotional handbills $7.50
(per 50)
ACP 1020 Full color posters to advertise date, time, place $2.50


View Sample from Song Book
It's Time For The World To Come Together


 

 

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