Youth Faith Formation 10: Golden Oldies Nativity

We’ve been spending the past month working on our Christmas Show, which will include the story of the Nativity told in song. Here is the script.


A Golden Oldies Nativity Play


ERIN will take her place center stage.

FRANCIS will begin playing the piano intro to Lionel Richie & Diana Ross’s Endless Love [featuring AJ & Jiwon].

ALBERT: In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel [point out NATHAN] was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary [point out ERIN].

NATHAN will begin to sing Endless Love, joining ERIN on stage as they sing together.

When they have finished singing, they exit the stage.

RAYMOND: Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit. Joseph, her husband [point out EDMUND], since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly.

EDMUND will begin to sing Michael Jackon’s Billie Jean.

When he has finished singing, NATHAN will bring ERIN to him and join their hands as the following is read.

EUGENE: Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus.”

EDMUND and ERIN (with belly full) will stay on the stage as EUGENE continues reading.

EUGENE: When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn King of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.”

JISOO will enter from the back of the hall, followed by MICHAEL, BRANDON, and PATRICK. They will sing Ben E. King’s Stand By Me [featuring AJ & Nathan & Jiwon & Francis].

During the song, EDMUND and ERIN (now with baby) will take their place on the stage.

After the song, JISOO will exit the stage, while MICHAEL, BRANDON, and PATRICK will stay with EDMUND and ERIN.

BRIAN: Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock [point out CAROLYNE and ANNIE and ROSA]. The angel of the Lord [point out CHRISTINE] appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.

CHRISTINE, CAROLYNE, ANNIE, and ROSA will sing A-Ha’s Take On Me.

After the song, CHRISTINE will exit the stage, while CAROLYNE, ANNIE, and ROSA will join the group on stage as FRANCIS reads.

FRANCIS: When the angel went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.

EVERYONE will crowd around the baby Jesus and sing Frankie Valli and the Four Season’s Can’t Take My Eyes Off You [featuring Eugene & Brandon & Jisoo & Jiwon].


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