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Michaelmas Mouse (Nativity)

by Dave Corbett

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A Full of Fun Christmas musical.

Ideal Cast Size 57
Speaking Roles 48
Minimum Cast Size 35
Duration (minutes)35

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Why choose this Musical?

Flexibility

Flexible Cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from 35 actors upwards. See "Casting" tab below.

Unlimited chorus parts

As many as you like!

Easy to stage with simple scenery

CDs of Backing and Vocal Tracks available

Performance Piano/Vocal Score (Grade 5 Standard) available

Easily constructed and manageable props

Age Range: Key Stages 1 and 2 Combined

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

Duration: 35 Minutes

Michaelmas Mouse hitches a lift on Mary and Joseph's donkey to visit his relatives in Bethlehem. The city mice don't approve of their scruffy country cousin until he sorts out the tyrannical cat Morz. As they stroll over the hills around Bethlehem, some sheep tell them about the birth of a special baby.

'Michaelmas Mouse' tells the traditional nativity story in a slightly different way as Michaelmas Mouse sets off for an adventure to Bethlehem to visit family and friends.

After the narrators set the scene in a homely hole in Nazareth, Michaelmas' family are preparing for his going away dinner as they set the table with cheese, and more cheese! After singing 'Michaelmas Mouse' as his family wish him farewell, Michaelmas learns that he has a free ride to Bethlehem; he is going to hide in Mary and Joseph's baggage.

During the journey to Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph come across other travellers as they discuss the census. Mary becomes anxious about finding a place to stay, but during 'Heading for Bethlehem' she is reassured by Joseph and they move swiftly on. After being bounced all the way to Bethlehem, Michaelmas jumps off at the City Marketplace, and without much trouble finds the City Mousehole where he is reunited with his cousins. However, his greeting is far from friendly as his cousins waste no time in pointing out his dirty clothes, including a cheese stain on his brand new tie! 'City Mice' is sung as Michaelmas' cousins take great pleasure in pointing out how much better, and cleaner, city mice are.

However, the insults are cut short as everyone becomes preoccupied with the news that Morz the cat is lurking outside, which gets everyone's tails in a twist... 'Morz' is sung as the cat introduces himself in style, but before he can even straighten his whiskers, Michaelmas ties his tail to a chair and convinces Morz to become a friendlier cat.

After this success, the narrators take us to the hillside where the shepherds learn of the new king about to be born in Bethlehem. 'Allelu' is sung in celebration, and overhearing about the upcoming events, the mice decide to visit the stable as well. In 'Friends Again' Michaelmas' cousins apologise, and they set off to visit Jesus in harmony.

Unfortunately, the journey towards the stable takes the mice past the palace of King Herod, where the king is more than displeased to hear about the birth of Jesus. The cook is even more displeased at the sight of mice near her kitchen, and Morz makes another appearance as he sharpens his claws in preparation for an attack. However, spotting Michaelmas, Morz slinks off and promises once again to leave the mice alone.

Continuing with the traditional nativity story, the kings also spot the star shining in the sky and sing 'We are the Three Kings' as they too make the decision to follow it towards the stable.

In the final scene, everyone gathers together in the stable as the kings present their gifts and Michaelmas is overjoyed that he was able to visit the new born king. 'Michaelmas Mouse' is sung again to end the show.

Suggested Cast List For 57 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
Michaelmas Mouse36
Narrator 130
Narrator 223
* Morz19
King Herod9
Susie9
Aunty Chrissy8
* King 27
Messenger 27
Sarah7
Sheep 17
Joseph6
* King 16
Cindy5
* King 35
Mary5
Messenger 15
Uncle Cedric5
Cook4
Madge4
Morris4
Mum4
Sally4
Sheep 24
Dad3
Maureen3
Minister 13
Sam3
Sheep 33
Sheep 43
Solly3
Stephen3
Celia2
Cynthia2
James2
Jesse2
John2
Maid 12
Maid 22
Marjorie2
Melanie2
Midge2
Minister 22
Minnie2
Mungo2
Mark1
Soldier 11
Sylvia1

Non-speaking roles: Donkey, four Soldiers, and four Merchants who also play Onlookers.

Suggested Cast List For 35 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
Michaelmas Mouse36
Narrator 130
Narrator 223
* Morz19
King Herod9
Susie9
Jesse - also plays *King 29
James - also plays *King 18
Morris - also covers Minnie and Mungo's lines8
Aunty Chrissy8
John - also plays *King 37
Messenger 2 - also plays Merchant and Onlooker (non-speaking)7
Sarah7
Cindy - also covers Celia's lines7
Sally - also covers Cynthia and Sylvia's lines7
Sheep 17
Sheep 4 - also plays Cook7
Sheep 2 - also plays Maid 16
Maureen - also covers Marjorie and Mark's lines6
Joseph6
Mary5
Sheep 3 - also plays Maid 25
Messenger 1 - also plays Merchant and Onlooker5
Uncle Cedric5
Madge - also plays additional Soldier4
Midge - also covers Melanie's lines4
Mum4
Dad3
Minister 1 - also plays Merchant and Onlooker3
Sam3
Solly3
Stephen3
Minister 2 - also plays Merchant and Onlooker2
Soldier 11

Non-speaking roles: Donkey, who also plays additional Soldier.
(The actors playing Mum and Dad Mouse could also play additional Soldiers if more are desired.)

5 Star Rating

Michaelmas Mouse (Nativity)

"The songs are simply the best"
Kathy Ogden - Infant Teacher

5 Star Rating

Michaelmas Mouse (Nativity)

"I did this play in year 4 and guess who I was... Michaelmas! I can't believe I remembered 30 lines but it was a cool production! "
G.R.B. - Member of Cast

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