Good News from a Grave
Easter

Includes Digital Products

An Easter Celebration for Kids
Kathie Hill and Melody Morris

Got eight weeks? Need a kid's Easter musical? You can do it and do it well with Good News from a Grave from Kathie Hill Music. Re-teaming with co-writer Melody Morris (Fish Tales and Promise U) Kathie relates the events from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday in the very setting where the resurrection occurred - a graveyard! For their "Saturday Service," kids are helping the caretaker at Good News Gardens prepare for the annual Easter sunrise service. As they rake, sweep, scrub and clip, the children recall the highlights of the Passion Week with joyous, high-energy songs, ranging from Broadway to hip hop to salsa and thoughtful compositions detailing Jesus' suffering and sacrifice for our sins. This highly evangelistic musical details Jesus' last days and will help children fully appreciate the gospel, the Good News from a Grave!

Ages: 1st - 8th Grades
Speaking Parts: 9
Solos: minimum of 6
Set: a contemporary cemetery
Costumes: contemporary work clothes
Voicing: Unison/2-3 part
Music: EASY to MODERATE CHALLENGE
Drama: SIMPLE DIALOGUE, SIMPLE STAGE ACTION
Performance Time: Approximately 30 minutes

This was AWESOME!!! We don't have a large group so this fit the ticket perfectly. The kids loved the bright, up-tempo music and the message was amazing...the good news really came from a grave! I highly recommend this musical.
Ellen Keaton, Mavity Freewill Baptist, Catlettsburg, KY

Thank you for the option of splitting a few of the parts in Good News from a Grave - now it is perfect for us! The kids love the songs and are very excited! Thank you for writing such a wonderful Easter Pageant! Our congregation is going to love it!!
Sheryl Conley, St. Paul's UCC, Bellevue, OH

When I handed out the Good News from a Grave CDs to my small kids' choir one of the children piped up, "Wow! You really like Kathie Hill!" I haven't done ALL her musicals, but I'm aiming for just that. The music is always marvelous and the scriptural content that gets planted into children's hearts is awesome.
Rosemary Farmer, Johnson City, TN

Kathie's Note: This is a great, short Easter musical with a very contemporary feel. You can perform it outside so it works for presentations outside the church. Easy dialogue makes it work for small choirs or for big choirs with a short rehearsal period. Very clever choreography on the video and funny twist at the end. My favorite songs are “J-E-S-U-S, He’s the Best”, “ Nobody Else But Jesus” and “ The Cross Crosses Out My Sin” is a GREAT evangelical song.

Song Titles:

  • Saturday Service
  • He's the Best
  • Ho-ho-ho-sanna!
  • Nobody Else But Jesus
  • The Cross Crosses Out My Sin
  • Nothing's Impossible and Good News from a Grave - Finale


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Preview CD (1 per customer only) - Good News from a Grave

Preview CD (1 per customer only) - Good News from a Grave

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 - Good News from a Grave

Listening CD - Good News from a Grave

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 - Good News from a Grave

Listening CD Bulk Pack - Good News from a Grave

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

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Choral Book - Good News from a Grave

Choral Book - Good News from a Grave

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

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Accompaniment CD - Good News from a Grave

Accompaniment CD - Good News from a Grave

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 - Good News from a Grave

Instructional/Movement DVD - Good News from a Grave

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 - Good News from a Grave

Director's Aide Pages & Activity CD - Good News from a Grave

Up to 200 downloadable pgs of lesson plans, kick-off ideas, musical & spiritual activities and production & organizational helps plus Activity CD referenced in the lesson plans.
Lic. Digital PDF & Activity CD $24.95

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Activity CD - Good News from a Grave

Activity CD - Good News from a Grave

Up to 20 audio examples for selected Musical Activities in the Director's Aide pages. Free with your purchase of the Directors Aide pages.
Compact Disc FREE

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Orchestrations - Good News from a Grave

Orchestrations - Good News from a Grave

Downloadable orchestrations for 4 songs with brass.
Digital PDF $19.95

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