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A Tree-mendous Nativity
Baubles Children's Primary School Nativity Play
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A Tree-mendous Nativity

by Antony Copus
Ages: 4-8

This sparkly Christmas musical for children weaves the traditional Christmas story through a contemporary primary school setting. With funny, fresh songs and a quirky cast of characters, Baubles! is the perfect musical ornament to adorn your kids' Christmas celebrations!

A Performance Licence is required to perform Baubles. You are able to purchase an Instant Performance Licence when you purchase this product, or a Standard Performance Licence at any time. For more information, please see below.

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Product TypePriceQty
Premium Packs With Words on Screen™ Original
Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ CD ROM² & Instant Performance Licence¹AU$100.00
Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ CD ROM²AU$70.00
Standard Packs
Book, Audio CD & Instant Performance Licence¹AU$70.00
Book & Audio CDAU$45.00
Words on Screen™ Original Upgrades
Words on Screen™ CD ROM Upgrade¹AU$55.00
For customers who already own the Book and Audio CD. CD ROM Upgrade does not include the book.
Standard Performance Licence (price per annum)²AU$40.00pa
A current Performance Licence is required to perform this Christmas play to an audience (other than to pupils & staff) and/or to install Words on Screen™ on a server and/or 2+ computers. Purchase either an Instant Performance Licence or a Standard Performance Licence; the Instant Licence is discounted within the pack prices above.


About this great new Christmas musical for primary schools

  • Same author as best-selling Christmas nativity play Hey Ewe!
  • Words on Screen™ CD ROM for easy rehearsing of songs using highlighted lyrics synchronized with the music
  • Flexibility to rehearse different scenes of the play within individual classes
  • Fabulous script with template resources for creating your own baubles
  • Can be adapted for larger groups/whole school performances

At a school somewhere not so far from you, excitement levels are reaching fever pitch with thoughts of the plentiful presents and parties that the Christmas season will bring. It’s clear to Mr Potts, the caretaker, that something may have been overlooked. With the assistance of some helpful mice, he sets to work to create some beautiful baubles for the bare, forgotten Christmas tree and helps the children to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. With quirky characters such as directionally challenged kings, a moody donkey and a sheep that sleeps through an angelic visitation, this is a tinsel-tastic children's Christmas musical like never before.

Children will love performing the traditional Christmas story with some not-so-traditional songs like I’d Rather Have A Bale Of Hay, Stop That Knocking! and Deep-A-Sleepy Sheep. There are plenty of opportunities for optional solos on four of the eight songs as well as some fun group singing in the mouse or sheep choruses, which are sure to entertain. We've made rehearsing Baubles! even easier with our Words on Screen™ CD ROM resource. Already hugely popular with lots of our songbook titles, this CD ROM guides the children through the songs highlighting lyrics as they are sung and easily embeds the words and music in no time.

A great script provides the opportunity to get creative with your sets and costumes and the book includes fabulous template resources for creating beautiful bauble props. Each scene has the flexibility to be rehearsed as individual class groups, perfect to present as a whole-school Christmas production.

A Performance Licence is required to perform Baubles. You are able to purchase an Instant Performance Licence when you purchase this product, or a Standard Performance Licence at any time. For more information, please see below.

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Additional Information

What's Included

Teachers Book with:

  • Character list
  • Script with staging directions throughout
  • Suggestions for rehearsing, staging and props
  • Bauble templates which can be photocopied and enlarged (example)
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 8 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details

Audio CD with:

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Transition tracks

Words on Screen™ CD ROM with:

  • Interactive whiteboard lyrics synchronized with vocal and backing tracks
  • Reference sheet guides
  • Script - printable PDF (read only)
  • Song lyrics - printable PDF (read only)
  • Bauble templates - printable PDF (read only)
Running Time

27 minutes approx.

(Total length of music: 11 minutes approx, excluding transition music)

Songs - Click To Listen

Song 2: The Caretaker’s Song - solo verses for Mr Potts

Song 4: Follow A Shining Star - solos for each king

Song 5: I’d Rather Have A Bale Of Hay - solo lines for the donkey

Song 6: Stop That Knocking! - solo for each innkeeper

Song 7: Deep-A-Sleepy Sheep - part-singing

Sample ScriptView script sample
Cast ListView cast list

View staging notes

Cast notes: There are 26 speaking parts with option to increase as required.

For smaller groups, the least number of performers is 17. This would require an adult taking the narrator parts; only 2 mice; the 3 kings also playing the innkeepers and the 3 sheep (reduce the four sheep to two parts and add the snoring sheep); no townspeople, extra angels or sheep.

Whole school: The narrators’ parts can be split between as many as 40 children with one line each. Have as many schoolchildren, townspeople, mice, sheep and angels as you like. The headmaster part could be split into teachers’ parts to share between several children.

Words on Screen™ What is Words on Screen™? Click here to view a Words on Screen™ tutorial video by Gemma Hunt, or play the sample video below.

Words on Screen™ System Requirements 

Click here for system requirements.

Please note that Words on Screen™ currently does NOT work on Apple Mac operating systems of 10.7 upwards.
Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences

¹Included with this option is a single user licence, allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only.

²To license the installation of the CD ROM onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please select the Instant Performance Licence option which includes extended digital rights, or purchase a separate Standard Performance Licence.

Performance Licence Information

A performance licence is required to perform this copyrighted musical to an audience (other than exclusively to pupils and staff).

  • Licences are available as either a Standard Performance Licence or an Instant Performance Licence
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made
  • All of our Performance Licences cover any number of performances within the 12 months from date of ordering
  • A new Standard Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence

In addition, with so many of our musicals and Christmas plays purchased in digital format, teachers need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Standard or Instant Performance Licence will also cover you for the following digital usages:

  • Installing songs for Words on Screen™ on a network or on multiple computers on the school’s premises
  • Uploading digital content to the school’s intranet or learning platform
  • Copying audio tracks to your computer music library (eg iTunes)
  • Permitting usage of software at home for teachers for preparation purposes
  • Burning copies of Audio CDs for rehearsal purposes

For further information on licensing click here or call our Customer Services team on 1 800 850 777.

When photocopying or reproducing Out of the Ark material, copyright rules apply. Photocopying of song lyrics or music scores may only be carried out if your school/organisation has a relevant photocopying licence. All photocopying must be recorded on the licence log.

ISBN9781906988630 Book & CD / 9781906988661 Book & CD ROM
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