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A 21st Century Nativity
by
Peter van der Sluijs
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!] Carols can be sung between scenes that would extend the length of this play.
MusicThe producer's copy of the script suggests six carols to be interspersed between the scenes. (These would increase the run time to up to 30 minutes.) Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort nativity play (though considerably longer if the suggested carols are sung), with optional traditional nativity tableau. Six scenes, but minimal set requirements.
SynopsisWhat would the story of the birth of Jesus be like if it were to happen now?
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An Almost Correct Christmas Story
by
James O'Sullivan
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Most of the characters are written male, but since their activities are gender-neutral, reassignment would not change the piece.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA light hearted take on the Nativity.
SynopsisFollowing the gospels relatively closely with a few whimsical modifications, the play makes for a humorous end of year festival production with the added benefit of being suitable for performance as a satirical piece by adults or as a tongue in cheek comedy by children and youth groups.
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Anna of Nazareth
by
Sue Gordon
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal score for 16 songs supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleOne-act musical for performance by teenagers, young adults or a mixture of adults and teenagers. No specific set requirements.
SynopsisChristmas musical telling the story of Mary from her betrothal to Joseph up to the birth of Jesus (roughly Matthew 1, 18-25, Luke 1, 26-38 and Luke 2, 1-7). Told from the point of view of a teenage girl, Anna, a jealous friend of Mary. It brings out the difficulty of Mary's situation within her community, but the resolution is joyous and uplifting.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show

The Best in the Book
by
Bill Tordoff
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Chorus includes unspecified numbers of (talking) sheep and camels
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script includes sheet music for three original songs. A number of traditional carols are also suggested in the script.
StyleIrreverend, humorous nativity play. Simple sets.
SynopsisA humorous nativity story, with pantomime camels, talkative sheep, Queens as well as kings and lots of angels. The shepherds really don't like their job and spend the cold winter's night in drinking too much! They are very alarmed when angels appear. Meanwhile, one of the kings' camels develops a puncture...
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Christ's Passion
by
Hilary Mackelden
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 21. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 27. Minimum total without doubling = 76. Chorus. Casting very flexible (the Producer's Copy of the script includes a doubling table to demonstrate how the minimum casting can be achieved).
Run TimeAround 140 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleExactly what it says - a large cast passion play.
SynopsisThe story of Jesus, from birth to death and resurrection.
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A Christmas Mouse
by
Susan Vesey
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 20. Chorus. Variable chorus size at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicWords for 8 of the 9 songs are provided with the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA simple traditional nativity play, with chorus singing.
SynopsisA Christmas nativity variation, with carols, songs, and a mouse... Suitable for young children.
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The Christmas Play
by
Peter Lancaster Walker
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 20. Chorus. The chorus is an optional mixture of choir and extras! Could be played by children or a mixture of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuitable Christmas carols are suggested in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleFifteen minute play. Simple hospital set, used to frame the nativity play within the play.
SynopsisMissing the school Nativity play, thanks to a broken toe, Sarah is sulking, but the nurse has an idea. Soon a cast is assembling for the hospital ward Nativity and Sarah gets to sing along after all.
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Christmas Present
by
Jim and Jane Jeffries
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 16. Minimum total with doubling = 41. Minimum total without doubling = 51. No chorus. Aimed at a mixed company of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleNativity play, but not one for young kids! A large cast piece, probably for a church group. Elements of comedy, but a serious core.
SynopsisA modern retelling of the Nativity - a faithfull following of the biblical accounts, give or take a couple of thousand years, featuring business tycoons, mobsters, fast food workers and homeless people, plus assorted Trekkies!
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Frank Sent This...
by
Aaron Warren
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 28. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Chorus size may vary
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!] This allows for 17 songs or music pieces included
MusicMostly song suggestions with one original song and score provided with the Producer's copy.
StyleA one act nativity comedy, with fun centering on events in Bethlehem.
SynopsisA school nativity rehearsal is causing three students to question whether the events they're portraying ever took place at all. Their teacher makes a Christmas wish, and the three find themselves back in Bethlehem, dressed as the three kings...
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God's Messenger Department
by
Bill Siviter
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. Option for more animals to be added to the stable tableau.
One of the characters is a star. Well, they're all stars, but you know what I mean.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleIrreverent approach to the nativity (the story is all there, but the perspective is unorthodox!). Likely to appeal to older children rather than the youngest element normally associated with such plays.
SynopsisThe Archangels are all relaxing in their common room when they get a call from the Boss... There are messages to be delivered, to Joseph, Mary and the three kings. Not to mention the shepherds in the fields too - Gabriel has to put down his Nintendo and get busy!
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