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Straw & Order

by Gaynor Boddy and Rebecca Kincaid
Ages: 5-11

A lawfully good Christmas musical for kids with an easy-to-learn script and songs that everyone will enjoy. Now available with Words on Screen™ v2.



A Performance Licence is required to perform Straw & Order. 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™ v2
Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM & Instant Performance Licence²AU$110.00
Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM¹AU$75.00
Standard Packs
Book, Audio CD & Instant Performance LicenceAU$70.00
Book & Audio CDAU$45.00
Words on Screen™ v2 Upgrades
Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM Upgrade¹AU$55.00
For customers who already own the Book and Audio CD. CD ROM Upgrade does not include the Book.
Licences
Standard Performance Licence (price per annum)²AU$45.00pa
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.

Details

About Straw & Order

  • Works as a whole school production, but for smaller productions most suited to children aged 7 - 9
  • Cleverly designed adaptable script with the flexibility to rehearse scenes within individual classes or groups, which can be brought together in one or two final rehearsals
  • Same authors as best-selling Christmas musical A Midwife Crisis

Straw & Order is a new children's play with an amazing, fun twist on the original Christmas story

In a courtroom in the middle of Bethlehem…

The cows feel pushed out of their stable and they want it back! The donkeys, accused of having invited over a whole host of people, including a baby, deny all charges.

Fed up by their petty squabbles and confused by the nature of the case, Judge Grumps is far from happy. Seeing this, the narrator offers to take him out of the courtroom to witness the night’s events firsthand.

As the judge encounters bickering innkeepers, self-important wise men, cool shepherds, some dancing sheep and a spectacular angel choir, everything starts to become clear. Rushing to the stable, the judge is humbled by the sight of Jesus and when he and all the characters experience the peace and love that this special baby has brought in to the world, it seems that the judge’s verdict is inevitable.

Now available with a Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM allowing you to display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn!


A Performance Licence is required to perform Straw & Order. 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.

 

Other Recommended Titles:

Tinsel and tea-towels nativity playA Midwife Crisis Primary School Nativity PlayThe Magical Christmas Jigsaw nativity playDIY Nativity primary School nativity play

Additional Information

ISBN9781906988760 Book & CD / 9781906988777 Book & CD ROM
Ages5-11
What's Included

Teachers Book with:

  • Character list
  • Costume suggestions and props
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 8 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licensing and copyright details

Audio CD with:

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks

Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM with:

  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources
  • Words on Screen™ v2 versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this Christmas musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
Running Time40 minutes approx
(Total length of music: 12 minutes approx)
Songs - Click To Listen
Solos/PartsSongs with Rounds, Part-Singing and Solos:
  • Full To The Brim
  • Follow Me!
  • Glory To God
  • Precious Baby
Songs with Harmonies
  • Precious Baby
  • Glory To God
  • That First Christmas Night
Sample ScriptView script sample
Cast ListView cast list and costume & staging ideas
Words on Screen™ v2 What is Words on Screen™ v2? - For more information click here.
Words on Screen™ v2 System Requirements Windows
  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Inter® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32bit) or later, Windows® Server 2008 (32bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 or later or Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB RAM recommended for notebooks); 128 MB graphics memory
MAC OS
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
  • 512 MB RAM; 128 MB graphics memory
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.

 
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