2005 Dove Award Nominee
Best Children's/Youth Musical
Best Children's Recording
A Musical Discovery for Kids
By Kathie Hill
Join the cast of "Trading Places" at a Hebrew home and an Egyptian palace where Page Turner, Hildi Vine, Frank Incense and Ty Kwando assist kids in discovering the story of Moses. But there's no redesigning history in this musical as kids learn about the plagues, the Passover, the Exodus and the Ten Commandments through clever lyrics and memorable music. As in his own life, the emphasis of this musical isn't on Moses, but the God of Moses — the Great I AM!
Ages: 1st - 8th Grades
Speaking Parts: 4 child characters, 4 child or adult characters, 5-8 additional speakers
Solos: minimum of 15
Set: present day Egypt on location with "Trading Places"
Costumes: Warm-weather street clothes or Holy Moses! T shirts; "Trading Places" team member shirts and cast outfits
Voicing: Unison/3 part
Drama: SIMPLE DIALOGUE, SIMPLE STAGE ACTION
Video options: Instructional/Movement Video includes footage for Egyptian Brick, Passover Pita and Almighty Manna Mix commercials
Performance Time: 45 minutes
Kathie’s Note: The challenge of this work was to cover Moses’ 120 lifespan in a 40 minute musical. But God provided seven great songs that detail his birth to death interspersed with three clever jingles that flesh out additional Bible facts. Combined with the creative characters and their dialogue, the work has application to everyone’s life. (If your children have not learned their ten commandments, you should do this musical just for the song, “The Perfect Ten”!)
Trading Places Theme (Opener) • Holy Moses! • The Basket Case • Egyptian Brick Jingle • I AM • A plague of Plagues • Passover Pita Jingle • No One Compares to You • Almighty Manna Mix Jingle • The Perfect Ten • When My Heart Turns to Him • I Am Bound for the Promised Land • Holy Moses! (Reprise) • Trading Places Theme (Bumper)
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 06 January, 2008.