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My wife has chosen this play too.
In the past with other musicals there was a DVD of a production which
even may have had choreography demos included.
Even a special Directors copy of the musical with set,choreography and other helpful hints.
Nada. Nothing available;
I even contacted the authors of the play and was told.
"Maybe you should video your play and submit to BrentwoodB to be used."
It is really really hard to believe that a 40 min Christmas musical for children was not nor has not been performed somewhere.
How in the world could Brentwood publish this play not having it tested in some form is beyond me.
Anyway contact me offline and maybe we can share some ideas..
I'm not quite sure if we are doing this or not yet. I was hoping that somebody had done this before. Where do you find the plays that have videos for preview associated? I did notice that these guys are doing the play http://kcbt.org/?p=3480 . Just wondering what the average attendance is for you. We are about 200 and I'm thinking that if we do go ahead with this it could be too much.
Hi - we are also doing this play. Here are some ideas we are doing - please share yours with us - we need more!
We need choreography and stuff for the choir to do:
1. Choir enters ringing jingle bells during the first song.
2. On the 1st Day of Christmas - choir has large shiny stars that they hold up during the parts of the song about stars.
3. Mele Kalikimaka - choir puts on Hawaiian Leis
4. Bundle Up - Little kids and toddlers make an appears all "bundled up" during this song
5. Isn't he - choir uses sign language for major words in song
6. March of the ornaments - we have added some other souveneir ornaments for additinal parts.
The other songs we don't have ideas for so if you guys have any to share - please let me know!
We will be presenting ours on Dec 20th.
Ok, it's been a week since the show and I can think of a few pointers.
This can be a really easy show to stage - the story takes place in an attic, so the set can be decorated with any random stuff, but larger is better to make the ornaments
We really needed more practice - on my end (sound and light) and on stage. We chose to go with kids only in the cast, and Joseph really never learned his lines. Joseph's part presents the core message of the show, so we lost some of the impact there.
It seemed fairly easy to add parts to accommodate our group. We added Bell as a speaking part, and a baseball player representing a local team, and a cat and mouse for some younger actors.
We will not use our local stores for ordering the split tracks any more. We ordered in October, and the store called us they day _after_ our program (Dec. 9) to say the music had arrived. We shouldn't have been so patient with them - the cd was available from several sources including the publisher directly. Had we known how long it would take we could have re-ordered elsewhere in time to have the right music source.
We have projection screens to the left and right of the stage, so I projected slides of the left and right side of our attic above the stage - that worked really well.
My highlight movie didn't compress enough. I'll redo it and post a link here when it's done.
We are going to be presenting the play next Sunday.
Still looking for some pics for the projection screen.
Putting that all together.
My wife was afraid we may have took on too much with play.
This is the first play/drama/musical in our new church.
Still learning equipment. Our LED lights were just installed this past Thursday.
But hey we got a week to go. LOL
We do have both adults and kids in play.
I am using our rear confidence screen as a huge teleprompter.
have converted all the lines and lyrics into a 9 page website.
Just press the middle mouse button and scroll the scenes/acts as needed.
Using the new version of EZW 2009 that now supports web.
Think it will work great.
For those of you who have put the play on would you or could you share the projector backgrounds you used..