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The Sound Of Christmas (Without Nativity)

Script and Song Samples

The Sound Of Christmas (Without Nativity)

by Gawen Robinson, Stephen Robertson

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Features Musicline's Unique LINE COUNT System Making CASTING A 5 Minute Job.
(Click HERE to see Script Sample)


"The songs are brilliant."

Jenie from a school in Hartlepool

The Tills Are Alive With The Sound Of Cash!
• 26 speaking roles plus several cameo parts; easily expanded.
• Unlimited chorus parts – as many as you like!
• Easy to stage with simple scenery - adaptable.
• CD of Backing Tracks available.
• CD of Vocal Tracks available.
• Piano Score available.
• Easily constructed and manageable props.
• Age range - Key Stage 2 Production. (7-11 years)
• Duration - 40 Minutes.

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This hilarious - Christmas cracker - is a contemporary re-telling of “The Sound of Music” and “A Christmas Carol” realised into a simple, forty minute festive production (what more could you want?).

The songs, brilliantly simple and superbly orchestrated, enhance a lively and humorous script designed for young children. This show is perfectly written for any primary school's Christmas production combining fun and humour with the true meaning of Christmas.

The Sound of Christmas will gladden any heart and prepare the way for a most rewarding family Christmas. All you have to do is sing along! With seven fabulous new songs and a lively, compassionate plot it's a musical that everyone can enjoy.

 

Product code: SXJ

'The Tills Are Alive' opens the musical where Mr Nasty and Adolpho are pacing through the Salesburg Mall, urging the Tillers to work faster. However, one rebellious tiller cannot keep her mouth shut (literally) as she gets carried away in the festivities and sings for her customers. Unfortunately, Maria’s high spirits leads to Mr Nasty firing her and banning her from participating in the Mall Carol Competition. A reprise of 'The Tills are Alive' follows.

Luckily, Maria is not a lonely goatherd for long as she joins the McTrapp family as the children’s child minder. However, Maria has little time to teach the spoilt children the true meaning of Christmas but she undertakes the challenge and begins by singing 'The Meaning of Christmas.'

Maria opens the children’s eyes as she takes them to three very different environments in order to show them what is really important at Christmas. At the Got-thelott Mansion, the six McTrapp children feast their eyes upon a family where the children are unappreciative and spoilt; this is demonstrated during 'More, more, more.'

Appalled at the attitude of the Got-thelott children, the McTrapp family and Maria move onto the second house; the home of the Fairplays. Here, although the Fairplay children don’t receive a lot of presents, they are grateful for what they are given and demonstrate this as they sing 'Thank you for the day.'

In a drastic contrast, the McTrapp family move onto the Makenmend’s Flat where they witness a family who have nothing at all, but still remain in high spirits as they come together as a family to sing 'Merry Christmas Anyway.'

Having learnt a valuable lesson, the McTrapp family go head to head with Mr Nasty and his choir in the Mall Carol Competition. Although the Tillers sing 'Salesburg' successfully, nothing can beat the 'Sound of Christmas' sung by the McTrapps. Despite Mr Nasty’s best efforts at bribing Judge Cash-Mint to fix the results, even the Judge cannot turn a blind eye to the talented family and the McTrapps win the contest and give their presents to the Makenmends family. (In this musical, the McTrapps stick around to collect the prize!) Having learnt a valuable lesson, the reformed children and the cast come together to sing 'The Sound of Christmas' which ends the show perfectly.

 

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SPEAKING ROLES BY NUMBER OF LINES

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has. An asterisk (*) before the character’s name indicates that this character ALSO has solo or featured sung lines.
* Maria ................................................................................................................................ 46
Mr Nasty .............................................................................................................................. 27
Captain Flymouse McTrapp ................................................................................................ 26
Adolpho ............................................................................................................................... 20
* Ray McTrapp ..................................................................................................................... 18
* Alice McTrapp ................................................................................................................... 13
* Emily McTrapp .................................................................................................................. 10
* Tom McTrapp .................................................................................................................... 10
* Mr Makenmend ................................................................................................................... 9
* Ian McTrapp ........................................................................................................................ 8
* Mary McTrapp ..................................................................................................................... 7
* Mrs Makenmend ................................................................................................................. 7
Judge Cash-Mint ................................................................................................................... 5
Mr Got-thelott ......................................................................................................................... 2
Sue Got-thelott ...................................................................................................................... 2
Richie Got-thelott ................................................................................................................... 2
Gladys Fairplay ...................................................................................................................... 2
Mrs Got-thelott ....................................................................................................................... 1
Bill Got-thelott ........................................................................................................................ 1
Wynn Got-thelott .................................................................................................................... 1
Mr Fairplay ............................................................................................................................. 1
Mrs Fairplay ........................................................................................................................... 1
Joy Fairplay ........................................................................................................................... 1
Grant Fairplay ........................................................................................................................ 1
Charity Makenmend .............................................................................................................. 1
Timmy Makenmend ............................................................................................................... 1

CAST LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (WITH LINE COUNT)

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has. An asterisk (*) before the character’s name indicates that this character ALSO has solo or featured sung lines.
Adolpho ............................................................................................................................... 20
* Alice McTrapp ................................................................................................................... 13
Bill Got-thelott ........................................................................................................................ 1
Captain Flymouse McTrapp ................................................................................................ 26
Charity Makenmend .............................................................................................................. 1
* Emily McTrapp .................................................................................................................. 10
Gladys Fairplay ...................................................................................................................... 2
Grant Fairplay ........................................................................................................................ 1
* Ian McTrapp ........................................................................................................................ 8
Joy Fairplay ........................................................................................................................... 1
Judge Cash-Mint ................................................................................................................... 5
* Maria ................................................................................................................................ 46
* Mary McTrapp ..................................................................................................................... 7
Mr Fairplay ............................................................................................................................. 1
Mr Got-thelott ......................................................................................................................... 2
* Mr Makenmend ................................................................................................................... 9
Mr Nasty .............................................................................................................................. 27
Mrs Fairplay ........................................................................................................................... 1
Mrs Got-thelott ....................................................................................................................... 1
* Mrs Makenmend ................................................................................................................. 7
* Ray McTrapp ..................................................................................................................... 18
Richie Got-thelott ................................................................................................................... 2
Sue Got-thelott ...................................................................................................................... 2
Timmy Makenmend ............................................................................................................... 1
* Tom McTrapp .................................................................................................................... 10
Wynn Got-thelott .................................................................................................................... 1
Non-speaking roles: The (hired) Tillers, who have featured group singing, and the Shoppers and Kitty Makenmend, who don’t.

 

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

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hartlepool

song are the best

Review by jenie

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Song Samples

Song Samples are audio clips taken from the songs of the show. Click each song title below to play each song.

Song Title

Merry Christmas Anyway

Salesburg

More, More, More

Thank You For The Day

The Meaning Of Christmas

The Tills Are Alive

The Sound Of Christmas


These samples have been compressed and do not represent the quality of the final product.

Script & Score Samples

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