Older elementary and middle school choirs will find Christmas at Hope Central a relevant message of hope as timely today as ever. C. Barny and Carter Robertson's second full length musical for Lillenas presents the humorous experience of a discipleship group as they struggle with political correctness, an upcoming church musical which is a disaster in the making, and their genuine concern over the salvation of a gifted classmate. Interesting characters, loads of humor, innovative songs in a variety of contemporary styles, and a strong message-centered theme all help make Christmas at Hope Central a meaningful opportunity for Christmas celebration in churches and schools. Devotional and production helps are included in the Director's Edition, and a Production Video is available. The Singer's Activity Book helps personalize the musical for the singers and drives the message home.
Performance Time: 55 Min
Suggested Use: Full length musical for older elementary and middle school choirs, with a strong message-centered theme. Devotionals and Production helps included in the Director's Edition.
Style: A variety of contemporary styles.
Performance Details: CAST OF CHARACTERS: Kyle, boy singing and speaking part; Mindy, girl singing and speaking part; Brian, boy singing and speaking part; Jeannie, girl singing and speaking part; Janie, girl singing and speaking part; Julie, girl singing and speaking part; Martin, boy singing and speaking part; Mr. Cornwell, adult or older boy singing and speaking part; Ms. Dooley, old hippie music teacher, speaking part; Miss Demeanor - piano accompanist, non-speaking part; Mitchell Mundane, nonspeaking young boy's part; Four narrators; Soloist 1, boy; Soloist 2, girl; Soloist 3, boy or girl; Soloist 4, boy or girl; Mary, non-singing/speaking part; Joseph, non-singing/speaking part; Three Surfer Shepherds; Three Wise Brothers, boys or girls dressed as boys. PRODUCTION NOTES include: costuming suggestions; props list; sets and staging ideas; choreography suggestions; devotionals