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A Very Mixed-Up Christmas Pageant: A Nativity Play for Kids


by Watkins Gwynne Watkins

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      Watkins Gwynne Watkins

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      Beat by Beat Press

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      November 2019

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    A Very Mixed-Up Christmas Pageant: A Nativity Play for Kids

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    A new nativity play from the award-winning playwright of WOW! A New Nativity Play (Amazon Best-Seller)

    What if kids showed up to perform a traditional Christmas their Halloween costumes?! That's what happens in this contemporary spin on a traditional nativity play. It's up to their youth director to improvise her way through the story of Jesus' birth in a hilarious and heartfelt way that connects biblical figures with modern day superheroes, villains, and more. In the end, everyone learns that perhaps being a little bit "mixed-up" is something we can all rejoice in. This short script is intended for kids age 5-14. The length is 20-30 minutes (dependent on how many verses you include with each hymn). It is written by award-winning New York playwright Gwynne Watkins. It is recommended you purchase at least 11 scripts as there are a minimum of 11 characters in the play. The script contains the following songs that can be adapted as desired: 1. O Holy Night

    1. Silent Night
    2. Go Tell it on the Mountain
      4: The First Noel
      5: Jingle Bells (Optional Finale) CHARACTERS: Reverend: An adult. High-strung. Leslie: An adult. Not usually in charge of kids.Narrator: A kid. Any costume will do. (Role can be expanded to multiple narrators.)

    Gabriel: A kid dressed as an angel.

    Mary: A kid dressed as a superhero who saves the world (such as: Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Superman).

    Joseph: A kid dressed as a helper we can count on (such as: a police officer, a firefighter, Sheriff Woody).

    Herod: A kid dressed as King Herod, who puts on the mask or costume of a villain (such as: Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, a vampire, the Joker).

    Magi: Two or more kids dressed as characters who are scholars, scientists, very wise, and/or royalty (Such as: Harry Potter, Hermione, Gandalf, Yoda, Glinda the Good Witch, mad scientist, princess).

    Star: Kid dressed in a sparkly or shiny costume.

    Dragon: Kid dressed as a dragon. Can substitute with a unicorn, dinosaur, kangaroo or other unlikely animal.

    Animals: Kids wearing animal costumes, including Dragon.

    Angels: Kids wearing angel costumes, or wearing halos and wings with their Halloween costumes.

    Shepherds: Kids wearing any costume.

    Interjecting Kid: Anyone from the three groups above.


    Beat by Beat Press is the world's fastest growing publisher of contemporary new musicals and plays for young actors. Since 2011, Beat by Beat shows have received thousands of productions in over 75 countries around the globe. The shows are created by a team of professional playwrights and arts educators in New York and Los Angeles. Over 35,000 youth directors have already discovered the joy of Beat by Beat Press.


    • Author

      Watkins Gwynne Watkins

    • Book Format


    • Publisher

      Beat by Beat Press

    • Published

      November 2019

    • Weight


    • Dimensions

      153 x 229 x 3 mm

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    • Author/Creator: Watkins Gwynne Watkins

    • ISBN: 9780578607597

    • Publisher: Beat by Beat Press

    • Release Date: November 2019

    • Weight: 64g

    • Dimensions: 153 x 229 x 3 mm

    • Eden Code: 5133812

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