Here is vintage Ian Dorricott, with his entertaining interpretation of the nativity story for your audiences, bringing a lovely touch to the well-loved biblical story. Ian has been composing for musical theatre for more than thirty years and the first of his 16 published musicals, Man of Steel (1978), remains the most staged theatrical work in Australia’s history, now staged nearly 4,000 times, all around the world!
Nativity is the perfect end-of-year production for:
- whole schools
- drama or music classes
- youth drama groups
- church choirs
- church drama groups
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The purchase of a single script infers no Copying or Performance rights. (Scripts and music can’t be copied for readings, auditions or rehearsals without purchasing the Copying Fee.) The fee gives you the right to copy the script and musical scores that you have purchased as many times as you need for these performances.
To stage a performance, you must announce your performance dates to Maverick Musicals and state whether you are or are not charging for tickets. This will dictate what kind of royalty fee you will be invoiced for.
Copying Fees (for rehearsal materials) and a Performance License must be obtained before your production can take place. Our streamlined system means that a Performance License Application is activated when you order the Basic or Deluxe Package. (Please note that it is a breach of Copyright to copy scripts and music, or to perform musicals or plays without the Publisher’s permission.)
$25.00 – $610.00 ex GST
From Australia’s top-selling composer of all time, and the composer of Australia’s best ever selling musical – Man of Steel, we are pleased to present Ian Dorricott’s newest musical, Nativity – ‘the real story of Christmas’.
A completely new, fresh and definitely non-‘precious’ look at the classic Bible story, Nativity could be described as a chamber musical. With two 40 minute acts, this is an easy to stage show that’s just a perfect way to end your theatrical year, requiring no elaborate sets or costumes, but using a well used, on-stage prop box, projections, and lighting to create your settings. Features:
- a story with comedy and drama
- 14 songs of varying styles from dramatic choruses and comic songs to moving ballads
- authenticity — characters and events are theologically and scripturally correct (well, the Magi are treated a little freely!)
- clearly-drawn, credible characters with even roles
- music arranged for a small band of flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, rhythm and bass guitars, keyboard, and percussion
- rehearsal and performance CDs (if you don’t have a band)
The Musicals Samples contain a half script, piano vocal score sample (first few songs) and two songs from the performance soundtrack. Free Sample materials are not suitable for copying and cannot be used in any way for performance.