Fish Tales
Thanksgiving/Easter

2001 Dove Award Nominee
Best Children's/Youth Musical
Includes Digital Products

A 3-in-1 musical for Thanksgiving, Easter, and Missions
Kathie Hill and Melody Morris

Fish Tales are stories that are "supernatural, completely factual and actually occurred." Why? Because these Fish Tales come from God's Word!

At the Fish Tales Fishing Tournament kids will join their host, Mr. Gill for a great time of "fishin' 'n listenin'" to Bible stories...about fish. In the Fish Tale, "Great Fish for Grateful Folks" kids will learn what the fish symbol identified early believers, then how Jesus fed five thousand people a supernatural supper of real fish and bread. A special emphasis of this tale is the thanksgiving that Jesus expressed to His heavenly Father and his encouragement for us to be thankful...even for fish sandwiches!

In "Good Fish for Easter Day" kids find out what was so "good" about Good Friday and the relationship of the cross to the resurrection. And the story doesn't stop there, but continues to Easter evening when Jesus ate fish to prove he was alive. Children will really "get their hooks" into the story of the Resurrection with this exciting Fish Tale and be challenged to respond to the gospel themselves and come to Jesus.

In the story of Jesus' call to the fishermen, "Many Fish for Fishers of Men" kids learn about the Great Commision and how God multiplies our efforts when we share the gospel.

Perform one of the three Fish Tales for a 15-20 minute mini-musical, combine two for a 30-minute program or present all three for a full-length musical.

So, why not grab a rod and a reel, meet us at the lake to catch the message in our Fish Tales?

Ages: 1st – 6th grade
Speaking parts: 4 children, 1 adult
Solos: minimum of 8
Set: fishing contest on a dock, lake or river
Costumes: fishing clothes or Fish Tales T-shirts
Voicing: Unison/2-part
Music: EASY
Drama: VERY EASY
Performance Time: Approximately 15 - 48 minutes

I love that there are pull-out songs for Sunday morning services. My 1st-3rd graders prepared two "tales" from the book as each section can stand alone. And I've done the full musical with 1st-6th graders as there is enough mature content and routines to keep the older students challenged. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES!
Lori Smith, Emmanuel Faith Community Church, Escondido, CA

My Kids Choir loved performing Fish Tales. Because the stories can be performed in short time periods, we incorporated them into our regular Sunday Worship services. So many parents attended that normally don't attend church. These Fish Tales were a great ministry tool!
Melissa Benson, Westland Baptist Church, Kay, TX

Our pastor pushed for this one and I am glad he did! We live in the Pacific Northwest where fishing is plentiful! We easily transferred our performance from indoors to an outdoor stage for our city's National Day of Prayer. Without Kathie sharing the amazing gifts that God has given her we might be up a creek!
Cheryl Rolf, Wenatchee, WA

Kathie’s Note: This is the perfect musical for small choirs, but loved by large choirs, too. Anyone can perform “Fish Tales” and if you don’t have time to learn the full musical, just do oneor two of the stories. You can even perform it outside! My favorite songs are “Fish Sandwiches”, “The Sign of Christ” and “A Good Day on a Bad Day” (especially with the “plate” choreography from the video.)

Titles Include:

  • Fish Tales
  • The Sign of Christ
  • Fish Sandwiches
  • God is Great
  • God is Good, A Good Day on a Bad Day
  • He’s Not Here! with Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
  • Flesh and Bones
  • Come to Jesus with The Savior is Waiting
  • Love is the Bait
  • Cast the Nets
  • Follow Me Medley (I Have Decided, Where He Leads Me and He Leadeth Me)
  • Fish Tales Reprise


Product Image Item Name- Model Price
Preview CD (1 per customer only) - Fish Tales

Preview CD (1 per customer only) - Fish Tales

Sleeved CD of full musical, songs & dialogue. One CD per title per customer. Limited offer.
Compact Disc $3.99

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Listening CD - Fish Tales

Listening CD - Fish Tales

Jewel cased CD with full cover art and complete musical with all songs and dialogue.
Compact Disc $12.95

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Listening CD Bulk Pack - Fish Tales

Listening CD Bulk Pack - Fish Tales

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

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Choral Book - Fish Tales

Choral Book - Fish Tales

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

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Accompaniment CD -Fish Tales

Accompaniment CD -Fish Tales

Jewel cased CD with spilt left channel instrumentation/right channel choral vocals and stereo instrumentation only. (No dialogue or solos.).
Compact Disc $89.95

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Instructional/Movement DVD - Fish Tales

Instructional/Movement DVD - Fish Tales

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

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Live Performance DVD - Fish Tales

Live Performance DVD - Fish Tales

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

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Director's Aide Pages - Fish Tales

Director's Aide Pages - Fish Tales

Up to 200 downloadable pages of lesson plans, kick-off ideas, musical & spiritual activities and production & organizational helps.
Digital PDF $24.95

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Orchestrations - Fish Tales

Orchestrations - Fish Tales

Downloadable orchestrations for 2 songs for brass.
Licensed Digital PDF $19.95

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