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The Magical Christmas Box (Nativity)

by Craig Hawes

Pricing & Order Info.
Ideal Cast Size 51
Speaking Roles 43
Minimum Cast Size 31
Duration (minutes)35

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Why choose this Musical?

43 Speaking Roles

Easily reduced to 31 speaking roles. See "Casting" tab below.

Flexibility

Flexible Cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from 31 actors upwards. See "Casting" tab below.

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

Full Performance Piano/Vocal Score available (Grade 5 / 6 Standard)

Encompasses ALL Songs, Cues and Chord Symbols. Click "Performance Score" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.

Easy Play Rehearsal Piano/Vocal Score available (Grade 1 / 2 Standard)

Click "Easy Play Score" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.

Easily constructed and manageable props

Age Range: Key Stages 1 and 2 Combined

Years 1, 2 & 3 (Age 5 - 8 years)

Duration: 35 Minutes

It's Christmas Eve ! Two small children ask their wise Grandfather what Christmas is all about. He gives them a magical box which, with the help of its Keepers, takes the children on an amazing adventure. Through the places they visit and the people they meet, they learn about the meaning of Christmas. On the way they collect jigsaw pieces which help to make up the Christmas picture. The final, central piece is found in Bethlehem, and the children return home knowing the true meaning of Christmas. Seven wonderful, catchy songs bring this exciting tale to life, and a superb backing track is available with AND without vocals on CD and cassette. A magical yet simple and flexible production with parts for between 30 and 138 children aged 5 to 11.

The musical begins with 'Tell Me Why' which explores the meaning of Christmas and is the perfect song to start with as Jake and Jenny become inquisitive over what Christmas is all about. Their grandfather hands them a box to answer their questions, and two Keepers appear who take them on a magical journey to explore the true significance of Christmas. 'Little Box' follows.

Their first destination is a German forest, and the Christmas trees explain what they represent. 'Im A Little Christmas Tree' is a lively song that follows. The Christmas presents then hand the two children a jigsaw piece which they place on the board with the keepers. 'Little Box' is sung as the children are desperate to understand the answers that it holds.

The following scene will fill the stage with colour and energy as the Christmas foods comes to life and explains their importance, and why there is so much of them on Christmas Day! 'Christmas Food' is sung, but before the turkeys and Christmas puddings take their place at the table, the crackers hand Jenny and Jake their second jigsaw piece which they place on the board. 'Little Box' follows.

From inside, to the cold winter weather outside, Jenny, Jake and the Keepers come across snowmen who explain their significance. 'Hes A Fat Man' is a jolly alternative to 'Walking in the Air' as the snowmen come to life and the children are given another piece to their jigsaw. 'Little Box' is sung.

Travelling further North than they thought, the Keepers and children arrive at the North Pole where the Elves explain why children receive presents. The following information may even be news to the parents as the Elves throw in some trivia, explaining that Santa has several names, depending on which country hes in! 'Santas Helping Elves' is sung before the fourth piece of the jigsaw is revealed and 'Little Box' is sung again.

The final piece of the jigsaw reveals itself at the stable as the children are transported to not only a different place, but back in time to Bethlehem where the traditional nativity story is performed - a shortened version of course! 'Under A Star' is a more traditional Christmas song that brings an end to the nativity scene.

Satisfied that they know the meaning of Christmas, the Keepers disappear and the musical ends with a reprise of 'Tell Me Why.'

Suggested Cast List For 51 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has.

Character NameNumber of Lines
Jake20
Jenny18
Keeper 116
Keeper 2 16
Narrator 211
Narrator 110
Grandfather6
Angel 14
Angel 24
Angel 34
Angel 44
Food 23
Food 33
Food 43
Tree 13
Tree 23
Tree 33
Tree 43
Elf 12
Elf 22
Elf 32
Elf 42
Food 12
Santa 2 2
Snowman 12
Snowman 22
Snowman 32
Snowman 42
Cracker 11
Cracker 21
Cracker 31
Cracker 41
Present 1 1
Present 21
Present 31
Present 41
Santa 11
Santa 3 1
Santa 41
Snowflake 11
Snowflake 21
Snowflake 31
Snowflake 41

Non speaking roles: Three Wise Men, Three Shepherds, Mary and Joseph.

Suggested Cast List For 31 Actors

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has.

Character NameNumber of Lines
Jake20
Jenny18
Keeper 116
Keeper 2 16
Narrator 211
Narrator 110
Grandfather6
Tree 1 - also plays Elf 15
Tree 2 - also plays Elf 25
Tree 3 - also plays Elf 35
Tree 4 - also plays Elf 45
Snowflake 1 - also plays Angel 15
Snowflake 2 - also plays Angel 25
Snowflake 3 - also plays Angel 35
Snowflake 4 - also plays Angel 45
Food 2 - also plays Shepherd 23
Food 3 - also plays Shepherd 33
Food 4 - also plays Mary (or Joseph)3
Food 1 - also plays Shepherd 12
Present 1 - also plays Santa 1 2
Present 2 - also plays Santa 22
Present 3 - also plays Santa 32
Present 4 - also plays Santa 42
Snowman 12
Snowman 22
Snowman 32
Snowman 42
Cracker 1 - also plays Wise Man 11
Cracker 2 - also plays Wise Man 21
Cracker 3 - also plays Wise Man 31
Cracker 4 - also plays Joseph (or Mary)1

5 Star Rating

The Magical Christmas Box (Nativity)

"Superb production that was enjoyed by all. Very easy to share out parts for as many children as you want. Songs are catchy and very easy to put dance routimes to. Performed by 7-9 year olds and deffo suitable for all ages! "
Laura Henderson, Wootey Junior School

4 Star Rating

The Magical Christmas Box (Nativity)

"A great play which was enjoyed by everyone!"
Anon, St Albans R.C. Primary School

5 Star Rating

The Magical Christmas Box (Nativity)

"We had the most successful production of this play. We expanded the script for our 90+ 6 year olds. It was easy to work with, the songs were fantastic and stylish. Each year One class took a scene from the play, so it was also easy to rehearse."
Justine Page - Key Stage 1 Co-Ordinator.

5 Star Rating

The Magical Christmas Box (Nativity)

"A very enjoyable musical item that conveys the true meaning of Christmas. Lots of parts, great songs, and most of all the children loved performing it!"
Michelle Ladkins - Music Co-Ordinator.

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MP3 Vocal Tracks £10.00

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VERY Easy Play Rehearsal Piano Score (Grade 1/2 Standard) £11.00
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50-99 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £15.00
0-49 Pupils on Total School Roll (Ofsted Figures) £10.00
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