Bethlehem's Big Night
is a humorous full-length musical Christmas play by noted humorist Martha Bolton. In this rendition of the nativity story she introduces some genuine characters like the two innkeepers' wives who vie for customers with their "vacancy" and "no vacancy" signs. Music by Bill Wolaver matches Martha's lyrics to a tee. The tee can stand for "Townspeople" who make up a chorus and have speaking lines.
Cast: 8 male, 7 female, extras
Performance Time: 45 minutes
Set Requirements: One skyline set
Suggested Use: A Christmas musical for church services, dinner theatre, or entertainment for any kind of seasonal event.
Most nativity plays or musicals are rather straight forward and humorless--not so Bethlehem’s Big Night. Noted humorist Martha Bolton takes the age-old Christmas story and introduces some genuine characters like the two innkeepers’ wives who vie for customers with their ’vacancy’ and ’no vacancy’ signs. Music by Bill Wolaver matches Martha’s lyrics to a tee. The tee can stand for ’Townspeople’ who make up a chorus and have speaking lines.Now available - Audio Previews. See below. Also included in the book are five holiday-Christmas sketches: ’The Scrooge Patrol,’ ’The Sweatshop,’ ’Tree Top,’ ’Shopper Stopper,’ and ’I Did It All Myself.’
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