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The Magical Christmas Jigsaw nativity play
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The Magical Christmas Jigsaw

by Mary Green and Julie Stanley
Ages: 5-11
In this Christmas musical for children the nativity story comes to life as a magical Christmas jigsaw is pieced together. Now available with Words on Screen™ v2.



A Performance Licence is required to perform The Magical Christmas Jigsaw. 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$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.

Details

About This Children's Christmas Musical

At a bustling Christmas market full of the joyful sounds of carol singers and cheeky market sellers, five excited children come across a very special stallholder who gives them a tatty old Christmas jigsaw in return for the promise that they will find time to complete it on Christmas Eve. As the children gradually piece the jigsaw together with the help of a very special visitor, the Christmas story comes to life with all the traditional nativity characters.

With a fantastic array of catchy songs and an enchanting script, The Magical Christmas Jigsaw is a wonderful christmas musical for the primary school age group. Designed to be rehearsed in individual groups during class time and pieced together for the final production, this flexible nativity musical is perfect for busy teachers!


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 The Magical Christmas Jigsaw. 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

ISBN9781906988401 Book & CD / 9781906988920 Book & CD ROM
Ages5-11
What's Included

Teachers Book with:

  • Synopsis of the story
  • Cast list by scene
  • Staging and rehearsal notes
  • Top tips for teaching the songs
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 10 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details

Audio CD with:

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Additional instrumental 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
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ v2 user guide
  • Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this Christmas musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
Running Time

45 minutes approx

(Total length of music: 21 minutes approx)

Songs - Click To Listen
Solos/Parts

Song 1: Roll Up, Roll Up! - includes part-singing

Song 2: The Forgotten Toys - includes a solo, a duet and a trio

Song 6: We Sing Of The Birth - can be sung as a 2, 3 or 4-part round

Song 10: Now Our Story Has Been Told - includes part-singing

Sample ScriptView sample script (PDF 136.8KB)
Cast List

View cast list (PDF 129.7KB)


Cast notes: There are 47 speaking parts in this production. Each scene has a separate cast and none of the characters from each scene appear in any other scene, so it can be rehearsed in separate class groups and brought together in just one or two final rehearsals to complete the jigsaw.


Whole school: To include a whole school there are 6 large speaking parts, 9 medium speaking parts and 32 small speaking parts. There are some unison lines for the Romans and innkeeper's relatives and lots of non-speaking parts for shoppers/carol singers/Nazarenes/star dancers/silver angel host/Herod's wives/other courtiers and (optional) hens and mice. Each scene can be rehearsed in individual class groups as there are no overlapping characters and there are between 6 and 13 speaking parts per scene and lots of non-speaking parts to involve as big a group as you'd like.


In theory you could have fewer speaking parts (or lots of non-speaking parts all played by the same kids) by doubling up and having one group play all the parts in two different scenes, but this would mean that you couldn’t make up a complete nativity tableau at the end for Scene 7. It is adaptable though for a smaller cast.

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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