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Follow That Star (Nativity)

by Gawen Robinson

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"A good, traditional Nativity with as much fun and humour as it is possible to have."

Becky Jones - Infant Teacher - S.E. London

A Short, Entertaining Musical Nativity
A Christmas Show for the small Primary School

Ideal Cast Size 32
Speaking Roles 14
Minimum Cast Size 20
Duration (minutes)35

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Why choose this Musical?

Flexibility

Flexible Cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from as few as 20 actors upwards. See "Casting" tab below.

Unlimited chorus parts - as many as you like!

So easy to stage

CDs of Backing and Vocal Tracks available

Easy play Piano/Vocal Score available (Grade 4 / 5 Standard)

Easily constructed and manageable props

Age Range: Key Stages 1 and 2 (5 - 11 years)

Duration: 35 Minutes

"Follow that Star" is a short, entertaining, musical nativity full of good-natured humour and memorable songs. Following this bright star towards Bethlehem, we travel with the Shepherds, the three Kings and an odd assortment of entertaining Animals towards a very humble stable. Here we meet the Innkeepers who, together with the travellers, realise that a very special and significant moment is about to happen. "Follow that Star" gleefully emphasises the true meaning of Christmas and for children and adults alike, this story will both warm the hearts and entertain. The music ranges from some beautiful traditional style carols to Salsa and Calypso, so let's all join in and joyfully "Follow that Star".

'On A Night Like This' is sung by the entire cast and opens this Christmas musical. The following scene sees the shepherds in a field as they notice the bright star and debate amongst themselves whether they should follow it or not. 'Follow that Star' concludes the scene as they come to a decision.

'The Three Kings' acts as an introduction to the scene where the kings discuss the gifts they are bringing to present to the new king. There is also a touch of humour as the third king tries to explain why his gift of Myrrh is so important. 'Cavalcade' is sung as the kings begin their journey.

It is then the animals' turn to enjoy the spotlight, and the sheep, cow and donkey take the opportunity to poke fun at the humans who are all following some star. Furthermore, and keen not to miss out on any fun, the sheep convince the others it could prove fun to follow the star and to look out for the humans for a change. (A good case of adult-child role reversal!) 'S.T.A.R' is sung.

The following scene takes place in the Bethlehem Inn and adults will particularly enjoy this scene as it includes a humorous interaction between a wife and her husband, (a lot of nagging is involved!) 'A Child is Born' is sung as the cast gather around Mary, Joseph and Jesus' crib. As the kings and shepherds lay down their gifts everyone celebrates this extraordinary birth. 'Thank You' is the perfect song to end the show. Although this play is peppered with humour, the traditional nativity story is apparent and works well with the modern songs that are incorporated.

Suggested Cast List For 32 Actors

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.

Character NameNumber of Lines
Donkey16
Innkeeper16
* King 213
Innkeeper's Wife12
* Shepherd 112
* Shepherd 211
* Sheep 110
* King 19
* Shepherd 39
* Sheep 28
* King 36
Cow6
* Sheep 34
Horse1

Non-speaking roles: Mary, Joseph, Chorus of four Shepherds (Scene two), four Sheep (Scene four), four stable animals and four Farmers or Bethlehem folk (Scene six).

Suggested Cast List For 20 Actors

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.

Character NameNumber of Lines
Donkey16
Innkeeper16
* King 213
Innkeeper's Wife12
* Shepherd 112
* Shepherd 211
* Sheep 110
* King 19
* Shepherd 39
* Sheep 28
* King 36
Cow6
* Sheep 34
Horse1

Non-speaking roles: Mary, Joseph (Scene six), and Chorus of four Shepherds (Scene two)who also play Bethlehem Folk or Farmers as part of the tableau during the final song (Scene six).

5 Star Rating

Follow That Star (Nativity)

"A good, traditional Nativity with as much fun and humour as it is possible to have. "
Becky Jones - Infant Teacher, S.E. London

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PDF Piano Score £10.00
MP3 Backing Tracks £10.00
MP3 Vocal Tracks £10.00

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Script £13.00
Pack of 5 Scripts £35.00
Pack of 10 Scripts £55.00
Piano Score £12.00
CD of Backing Tracks £13.00
CD of Vocal Tracks £13.00

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Size of your School Size Price per Performance Price Number of Performances Number
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150-199 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £25.00
100-149 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £20.00
50-99 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £15.00
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Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00

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Size of your School Size Price of Licence Price Qty Qty
200+ Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £30.00
150-199 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £25.00
100-149 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £20.00
50-99 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £15.00
0-49 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £10.00
Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00

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Size of your School Size Price of Licence Price Qty Qty
200+ Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £30.00
150-199 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £25.00
100-149 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £20.00
50-99 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £15.00
0-49 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £10.00
Youth Theatre (any size) £50.00