Donkey Tales
Thanksgiving/Easter/Year-Round

2005 Dove Award Nominee
Best Children's/Youth Musical

A "3-in-1" Kid's Musical
by Kathie Hill & Melody Morris

In this follow-up to their best-seller Fish Tales, Kathie Hill and Melody Morris share the stories of Balaam’s donkey, the Good Samaritan, and Jesus riding into Jerusalem. Through these Donkey Tales, children will learn about the obedience God requires, the love we can show our neighbors and the humility that led Jesus to the cross.

Kids will love the “Tex’s Dude Ranch” setting where they help owner Tex Arkana tell her Donkey Tales to the accompaniment of the Ranch Hand Band. The country, western swing, bluegrass and rockabilly styles will enhance the setting and energize your choir while the “storybook” format allows for multiple narrators and simple drama. Best of all, Donkey Tales can be presented in full or as minimusicals of four to five songs each. So quit horsing around . . . order Donkey Tales today!

Ages: 1st – 6th grades
Set: "Tex's Dude Ranch"
Costumes: Optional western wear
Voicing: Unison/2 part
Music: Easy
Drama: 1 Adult & 4 Kid characters, plus short speaking parts in several scenes or songs
Video options: Instructional/Movement DVD includes accompaniment video for “The Voice of God” and “Donkey Tales Reprise”
Performance Time: Approximately 45 minutes

Donkey Tales was a great success! Two 12- year olds shared the story telling as Tex Arkana and Tex Longhorn. The choreography and signing added to the performance and gave the older kids a greater roll. Thank you and Melody for such an anointed, entertaining, beautiful work!
Elaine Fowler-Owens United Methodist Church, Simpsonville, SC

The kids LOVED Donkey Tales! I have a special needs child and she was so excited to be able to participate. Even my kindergarteners could learn (several songs) & performed for 15 minutes. They were perfect for my kids.
Melissa Benson, Westland Baptist, Katy, TX

My 3-5th graders performed "A Donkey Brings a Humble King" for Easter and the kids loved it. We used the palms, bandanas and many of the motions from the DVD. The kids loved singing and dancing in country western style.
Nancy Fry, Naperville, IL

Kathie's Note:The tracks on this project are great and feature players from Ricky Skaggs’ Kentucky Thunder. “Donkey Tales” is simple to stage, but with songs you’ll sing long after the program ends and “A Donkey Brings a Humble King” makes a really nice Easter mini-musical. My favoriate songs are “Sittin’ on the Fence” “Close Enough to Touch” and “You are My King .”

Song Titles:

Donkey Tales (Intro) • Donkey Tales

A DONKEY BRAYS AND BALAAM OBEYS • [Performance Length: Approx. 20 minutes]

Sittin’ on the Fence • The Voice of God • God Can Use Me • That You May Believe (John 20:31)

THE GOOD SAMARITAN RIDES TO THE RESCUE • [Performance Length: Approx. 15 minutes]

The Law of the Land • Like the Good Samaritan • That You May Believe (John 20:31) (Reprise)

A DONKEY BRINGS A HUMBLE KING • [Performance Length: Approx. 20 minutes]

Hodel-odel-odel-osana! • Close Enough to Touch • You are My King (Amazing Love) with John Three/Sixteen • That You May Believe (John 20:31) (Reprise) • Donkey Tales (Reprise)

Quantity Discounts on Listening CDs
1 2-9 10+
$12.95 $7.95 $5.95


Product Image Item Name- Model Price
Listening CD - Donkey Tales - SALE PRICED

Listening CD - Donkey Tales - SALE PRICED

Jewel cased CD with full cover art and complete musical contains the entire musical with dialogue and songs. (2 -9 @ $7.95 ea / 10+ @ $5.95 ea.)
Compact Disc $9.95

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Listening CD Bulk Pack - Donkey Tales

Listening CD Bulk Pack - Donkey Tales

Set of 10 paper sleeved CDs of complete musical with all song and dialogue.
Bulk Pack 10 CDs $49.95

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Choral Book - Donkey Tales

Choral Book - Donkey Tales

Songs, script, production notes, piano transcription.
Paperback $7.95

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Choral Book - Donkey Tales

Choral Book - Donkey Tales

Downloadable 3x licensed PDF of all songs, script, production notes & piano transcriptions (up to 149 pgs) with permission to make 3 copies . Additional copies require purchase of additional 3x license/s.
Licensed Digital PDF (3x) $14.95

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Accompaniment CD - Donkey Tales

Accompaniment CD - Donkey Tales

Split/Stereo jewel cased CD with spilt left channel instrumentation/right channel choral vocals and stereo instrumentation only. (No dialogue or solos.).
CD Trax (split/stereo) $89.95

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Live Performance DVD - Donkey Tales

Live Performance DVD - Donkey Tales

Full performance of musical by a children's choir.
DVD $19.95

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Instructional/Movement DVD - Donkey Tales

Instructional/Movement DVD - Donkey Tales

Choreography demonstrations for up to 7 songs in musical plus staging, costuming and prop instructions.
DVD $24.95

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Director's Aide Pages & Activity CD- Donkey Tales

Director's Aide Pages & Activity CD- Donkey Tales

Up to 200 downloadable pages of lesson plans, kick-off ideas, Musical Activities, spiritual activities and production & organizational helps in a digital PDF which can be downloaded immediately. The Activity CD contains up to 20 audio examples for selected Musical Activities in the Director's Aide pages and is shipped separately.
Digital PDF & Compact Disc $24.95

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