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Jesus In The Manger (Nativity)

Pricing & Order Info.
Ideal Cast Size 45
Speaking Roles 29
Minimum Cast Size 26
Duration (minutes)<30

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Why choose this Musical?

Any number of chorus parts

Flexibility

Flexible Cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from 26 actors upwards. See "Casting" tab below.

Simple, easy to sing songs

Wide distribution of lines between characters

Very easy to stage and teach

CDs of Vocal and Backing Tracks available

Easy Play Piano/Vocal Score (Grade 4 Standard) available

Age range - Key Stage 1 Production (5-7 years)

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Mary and Joseph have to travel to Bethlehem, a long and hard journey, and Mary is soon to give birth to a baby boy. Unfortunately, they arrive to find the city is very busy and there's no room at any of the inns. Meanwhile, three Kings travel from a far off land bearing gifts for the new baby.

This traditional nativity story, is presented here as an easy to learn musical production. Simple to stage, with small, non-demanding roles spread across a range of characters, Jesus In The Manger is the perfect traditional Christmas production for children aged 5 - 7 years.

Scene One: Nazareth

Mary and Joseph have been ordered to travel to Bethlehem by King Herod in order to complete a census. Mary is worried as she knows the journey will be hard and she is soon to give birth to a baby boy. With Joseph reassuring her, the two set off.

Scene Two: The Kings

Far away three Kings have decided to follow a star that they believe will lead them to a new born baby king. After comparing each other's gifts for the new born, the Kings leave with their Camels.

Scene Three: The Market

Mary and Joseph arrive at Bethlehem to find the city very busy. Around them, Merchants sell their wares in the market. Worrying that there will be nowhere to stay for the night, Joseph leaves to search for accommodation. Unable to find anywhere, an Innkeeper and his Wife offer the couple shelter in their stable.

Scene Four: Watching Sheep

On a hillside outside Bethlehem, several Shepherds tend their sheep. An Angel appears to them and tells them a very special boy has just been born in the city. Curious, the Shepherds decide to visit the new born.

Scene Five: The Stable

Baby Jesus has been born. Mary and Joseph are resting with him in the stable, whilst onlookers and stable animals begin to gather around the manger. The Shepherds arrive to see the baby, the Kings arrive to present their gifts and all that have gathered celebrate that birth of the wonderful baby King.

Suggested Cast List For 45 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
Joseph8
*King 17
*King 27
*King 36
*Mary6
Innkeeper5
Narrator 75
Narrator 14
Narrator 44
Narrator 64
Sam4
Narrator 23
Narrator 33
Narrator 53
Innkeeper's Wife3
Angel3
Tom2
Jenny2
Helen2
Friend 12
Friend 21
*Seller 11
*Seller 21
*Seller 31
*Seller 41
Buyer 11
Buyer 21
Buyer 31
Buyer 41

Non speaking roles: Three Camels, a Donkey, Chorus of six Stable Animals and Chorus of six Onlookers.

Suggested Cast List For 26 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
Joseph8
Narrator 1 - also covers Narrator 4's lines8
Narrator 3 - also covers Narrator 6's lines and also plays Stable Animal#7
*King 17
*King 27
*King 36
*Mary6
Narrator 2 - also covers Narrator 5's lines and also plays Stable Animal#6
Narrator 7 - also plays Stable Animal#5
Innkeeper5
Sam4
Innkeeper's Wife3
Angel3
Tom2
Jenny2
Helen2
*Seller 1 - also covers *Seller 2's lines2
*Seller 3 - also covers *Seller 4's lines2
Buyer 1 - also covers Buyer 3's lines2
Buyer 2 - also covers Buyer 4's lines2
Friend 1 - also plays Onlooker2
Friend 2 - also plays Onlooker1

Non speaking roles: Three Camels and a Donkey.

#The children playing Stable Animals could be given a simple stick mask instead of making a complete costume change.

5 Star Rating

Jesus In The Manger (Nativity)

"Simple and easy to use with catchy songs that the children enjoyed singing and acting to. "
Susan Kelly, Assistant Head, St Mary's C of E Primary School

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Script (Editable Word Doc) £12.00
PDF & Word Doc Scripts £15.00
PDF Piano Score (Grade 4 Standard) £10.00
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MP3 Vocal Tracks Download £5.00
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Piano Score (Grade 4 Standard) £13.00
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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