This collection will delight all church children's leaders. The 22 recitations and choral readings are perfect for preschoolers and elementary school children. Older youngsters will enjoy performing the three plays: "Christmas Gifts From Jesus," "Channel J-O-Y," and "The Fourth King." Because of the flexibility of this book, any number of children can be involved. It's great for any size church - a must for this Christmas.
A humorous allegory where well-known church weaknesses are diagnosed and cured. The patients are Mrs. Over-sensitive, Madame U.R. Highbrow, Elder Over-pious, Mary Jane Tardy, Mrs. Willing Worker, Ima Gossip, and Sam Wealthy. Good doctors and nurses, with a little surgery, effect some cures.
These seven skits look at Christmas from different angles. Some titles include "Grandma, the Lights Are Out," about faith in our Lord and His provisions for us; "The Perfect Gift," and why no one will accept it; "The Christmas Question" which asks what will you do with Jesus; and the humorous skit, "The Package." While each skit offers a fresh perspective, common to all is the miracle of Jesus' birth and sacrifice. A resource you'll use for many years! Performance time: 10 to 30 minutes each.
We asked authors, composers, and directors like you to list everything required to produce a hassle-free play. The result was page after page of tips from people with backgrounds in school, church, and community theatre. Checklists and schedules keep you on track as you countdown to the performance. We produce the Director's Notebook in its own 3-ring binder with pockets since every expert stressed the need to keep track of all the receipts, schedules, phone numbers, and details. Plus we have added a handout, "Welcome to the World of Drama," to be used by everyone taking part. It provi...
A series of ten playlets, each three to five minutes long, dealing with an application of one of the Ten Commandments in modern life. Although written for performance in a church sanctuary, they are equally effective on a conventional stage.
Reader's theatre is a time-honored approach to presenting Christian drama and this book has it all. The author explains how to cast, stage, rehearse, and effectively present the four reader's theatre programs he adapted from the Bible. Titles include a Christmas story, "The Coming of the Messiah," with 6 readers and an Easter story, "The Passion Play," with 9 readers. Two others can be used anytime: "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego," with 9 readers and "The Story of Ruth," with 7 readers.