2006 Dove Award Nominee
Best Children's/Youth Musical
A Children's Musical
by Kathie Hill and Melody Morris
Kathie Hill has done Christmas fore-wards and now, backwards! Instead of ending with the nativity, Christmas in Reverse starts at the manger then “rewinds” to give details on the events leading to the first Christmas. Teaming with co-writer, Melody Morris, Kathie provides a plethora of orchestral settings for this Broadway-styled musical. And long before the characters gather back at the manger, you will be touched (for the first or umpteenth time) by God’s reason for sending Jesus in songs like, You Chose Me, Waiting for Christmas and Come and Worship Jesus. So if you think you’ve chosen your musical for this year, it’s time to “rewind” and take a look at Christmas in Reverse.
Ages: 1st - 8th Grades
Set: present day stage or sanctuary
Costumes: Optional nativity costumes and Christmas in Reverse shirts
Voicing: Unison/2-3 part
Music: Easy to challenging
Drama: Simple narrations – can be read or memorized, simple to no stage action
Speaking Parts: minimum 5 children / 3 - 4 Adults or children
Solos: minimum of 10
Video options: Instructional/Movement DVD includes accompaniment video for “Come and Worship Jesus”
Performance Time: 35 minutes
Kathie's Note: This musical will surprise you. It seems so simple, but the impact is so great. People loves the emphasis on the manger and the fact that it is “Christmasy” from beginning to end. If you’re looking for a change from a theatrical musical, this work is for you. “Come and Worship Jesus” should be in every hymn book!
It Came to Pass • Christmas in Reverse • Christmas in Reverse (reprise) • Eden Music (Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Opus 46: Morning Mood) • He Told You So! • Waiting for Christmas with Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus • You Chose Me • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks with Angels We Have Heard on High • Vobis Hdie Salvator (A Savior Is Born for You) • Come and Worship Jesus • Silent Night! Holy Night! (additional lyrics by Kathie Hill) • Shout Out Emmanuel! (reprise)
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 06 January, 2008.