That's How the Story Goes
(A Christmas Musical for Children)
Joanna Mills - Joanna Mills Music
This charming, original musical retells the Christmas Story through the eyes of the angels and reminds us to always trust in God. In Thats How the Story Goes, the archangels Michael and Raphael are hosting a heavenly campfire, and all the youngest angels want to hear the Christmas Story. Happy to oblige, the other archangels take turns telling their parts of the story. Gabriel tells of visiting Mary, Uriel tells of visiting Joseph, Sealtiel & Jehudiel tell of their visit to the shepherds, and Barachiel tells of visiting the three wise men in their dreams to warn them about King Herod. The musical features a simple script with minimal memorization which allows for maximum flexibility with age-range, cast size, and rehearsal time-- the longer, adapted scripture readings may be read from a book or binder. Each part of the story is followed by an original song sung by the entire cast. Costumes, sets, and props are also minimal, and there are no scene changes, which allow this show to be staged in any space, including traditional church sanctuaries. Approximate performance timeaThats How the Story Goes features five original songs written and arranged for school-aged children by Joanna Mills. The songs are all set in an accessible range for young children, and feature simple tunes which are easy to learn. This package contains two versions of each song; an easy unison version (with optional easy descant or counterpoint harmonies on the final chorus), and a 2-part choir version, which features simple, easy-to-learn harmonies. This allows you to mix and match your arrangements to suit the abilities of your singers and your rehearsal time constraints. For those students who do not read music, the lyrics are included in the script. The piano accompaniments are at an intermediate level and guitar chords are included, which allows older youth to participate as musicians (or allows experienced accompanists to learn them quickly).This complete package contains: Directors notes including suggestions for staging and casting List of props and costumes Five songs with the following arrangements provided for each song:aaaaao Unison lyric sheets included in the script (for children who do not read music)aaaaao Unison Choir arrangement with piano accompaniment and guitar chordsaaaaao 2-Part Choir arrangement with piano accompaniment and guitar chordsBy purchasing this package, you have permission to make as many copies of the included material as you need for your own use. Additional duplication and/or distribution constitute copyright infringement.