Boogie Woogie Nativity

Boogie Woogie Nativity

Ages 4-8

Duration 25 mins
Speaking Roles 30
Cast Size 22-73+

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‘The Stable Stompers’ can’t wait to play their big concert in the stable in Bethlehem. They have been practising hard for weeks and are hoping for a big audience that night. But then some angels arrive talking of a young couple – Mary and Joseph – who are expected shortly, not to mention some local shepherds and three travelling kings. Suddenly, the stable animals have other things on their mind than their concert, especially with the arrival of baby Jesus.

Niki Davies’ delightful new nativity perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas and will captivate young performers, complete with six fantastic songs and a charming, simple script.

For a little extra, the editable Word.doc of the full script can also be purchased when the musical and a performance licence are bought, making it easy to adapt and adjust as you need to.

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  • Overview
  • Songs
  • Buying Options
  • Synopsis
  • Sample Scripts & Character Info
  • Reviews

Buying Options

Packs

Book & CD: Book includes full script, character list, curriculum-linked material, sheet music and lyrics. CD includes all songs recorded with children’s voices and full backing tracks.

Book & Digital Downloads: Book as above, with digital downloads that include MP3s of all of the songs and backing tracks, plus a PDF version of the full book. Where available, a complimentary pdf version of the abridged script is also included.

Licences

Performance Licence: You need a performance licence to perform our show to anyone other than children and staff. Our licences are simple - one price allows you to perform the show as many times as you like for a whole year.

Filming/Streaming Licence: If you plan to film your performance and manufacture DVDs for distribution, stream content on an internet site or on social media, you will also need to purchase this licence.

Extras

The EDITABLE VERSION of the script in WORD format is not available as a stand-alone purchase. However, it can be purchased alongside one of the Pack options when a performance or filming/streaming licence is also purchased. It is an additional item (script only, no music or production information) and is not a substitute for the main resource.

Overview

First and foremost, a nativity is a celebration of the birth of Jesus and a portrayal of the events that led up to it. It is a story that we all know, a story engrained in our culture, with characters and events that are familiar and comfortable. But for children putting on a nativity for the first time, there really is something very magical and exciting about it. As with many if not all pieces of drama, Boogie Woogie Nativity takes the key ingredients of the story and adds a little of its own flavouring – in this instance, a band of animals whose concert is disrupted by the arrival of Mary, Joseph and the donkey. It is a lot of fun, but the story that we know and love remains very much at the heart of things: we hope you enjoy the process of rehearsing and performing it.

Synopsis

Some of the stable animals advertise their concert in the town of Bethlehem, whilst inside the stable a practise session is in full swing. There are a few arguments about who is going to play which instrument, but then the rehearsal begins in earnest (ANIMAL BAND).

Out in the desert, three kings are making their way to Bethlehem. They have heard that there is going to be an important event there very soon - the arrival of a very special baby (WE’RE GOING TO SEE A BABY BOY).

At the same time, a group of angels is flying towards Bethlehem. They too know about the baby and want to be there to greet him when he is born. As they approach the stable, they can’t understand why there is music coming from the stable and on entering are very surprised to see some animals playing a variety of musical instruments. The animals invite the angels to their concert, but the angels have a trick up their sleeves and present the animals with a musical performance of their own. The animals are impressed and agree to add them to the programme for that evening (BOOGIE WOOGIE ANGELS).

When the angels announce that a baby is going to be born that evening in the stable, the animals are immediately worried. What about their concert? But the angels have other concerns. In all the excitement, they have forgotten to tell the shepherds about the baby, so off they rush to the hills. The shepherds are surprised and excited by the news that Jesus is going to be born and they follow the angels back into the town (THEY DIDN’T EXPECT THAT).

Back at the stable, as the animals practise for the concert, baby Jesus is born. When the animals see the baby they are filled with wonder and forget all about their concert. Also, much to their astonishment, some shepherds and three kings arrive at the stable. Together they all watch baby Jesus as he sleeps (SLEEPING IN A MANGER).

When baby Jesus wakes up, the animals are delighted as Mary suggests a performance from the Animal Band. Of course, everyone joins in as together they celebrate the birth of Jesus (WE’RE HAVING A CELEBRATION).

Script Samples

Sample Script - Boogie Woogie Nativity

 

Cast Information

There are 30 speaking parts in Boogie Woogie Nativity, though many of the lines are only a few words long. There are also six narrators, though this number could be increased/reduced by dividing up the lines as necessary. The lines of the narrators could be spoken by an adult/adults, or by children, whichever is preferred.

Characters

Lines

Characters

Lines

Characters

Lines

Ox

4

Angel 2

3

Joseph

2

Sheep 1

4

Angel 3

3

Innkeeper

1

Sheep 2

4

Angel 4

3

Shepherd 1

1

Horse

4

Angel 5

2

Shepherd 2

1

Cow

4

Angel 6

2

Shepherds

3 joint

Mule

3

Angel 7

2

Melchior

2

Goat 1

3

Angel 8

2

Balthazar

2

Goat 2

3

Angel 9

2

Casper

2

Donkey

3

Angel 10

2

Kings

1 joint

Chicken

3

Angels

1 joint

Attendant

1

Angel 1

3

Mary

2

Villager

1

Villagers, as many as desired – Non-speaking

Song Samples

TitleListen
Animal Band
We're Going To See A Baby Boy
Boogie Woogie Angels
They Didn't Expect That
Sleeping In A Manger
We're Having A Celebration

Reviews

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