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A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas: The Musical - Full Length Musical, Comedy

A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas: The Musical

Kris Bauske

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

6m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573699221

What if the three wise men weren't really all that wise? What if they were just three ordinary guys, avoiding conflicts at home, who happened upon the greatest story ever told? Now add music, set the entire story in modern day America, sprinkle in a little redneck humor, and you have the smash A…

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Full Length Musical



90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play -

The stage is equally divided into side-by-side sets: The Diner, where the girls play out their side of the Christmas story, and The Cabin, where the men play out their side. These can be as lavish or bare as each artistic director prefers. 


Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes




Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)


High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups

What if the three wise men weren’t really all that wise? What if they were just three ordinary guys, avoiding conflicts at home, who happened upon the greatest story ever told?

Now add music, set the entire story in modern day America, sprinkle in a little redneck humor, and you have the smash A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas: The Musical! Bill, Dave, and Jimmy have had it with their women! Even though it’s Christmas Eve, and tradition dictates they should be home, drinking hot cocoa and singing carols, the boys decide to high-tail it into the mountains for a little hunting and a lot of beer.

This protest does nothing to improve the mood of the women back in town. Lou runs Lou’s Diner. She and Bill and have been trying (unsuccessfully) to have a baby. Barbie Jo, Lou’s head waitress, is married to Dave, and they have kids, but Dave’s not interested in family this year. Darlene, the most beautiful girl in three counties is dating Jimmy, but while she’s ready to settle down, Jimmy can’t stand the idea of “committment”.

It’s gonna take a Christmas miracle to get these redneck families back together! Thank God one just came to town!


"The first show to sell out this theatre ever" - Westfield Playhouse

"You will laugh and be touched" - Indianapolis Star

"Highly recommend getting tickets for the entire family!" - RedPub Magazine, Houston


A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas from Barn Dinner Theatre on Vimeo.



6m, 4f


Ensemble cast, Features Teens, Local Celebrity Cameo


One of the male characters can easily be doubled or use a community 'celebrity' for a brief walk-on.


No Chorus

LOU (LOUISE) WEXLER - a bubbling bundle of energy; married to Bill, owns a diner; mid-30s, attrctive, intelligent, and well-respected; energetic hospitality personified; speaks with a slight southern drawl which is warm and wlecoming, never hillbilly harsh
BILL WEXLER - retired marine, served in the First gulf War; married to Lou, owns a trail guiding business; mid-to-late-30s, taller than the other men and wears his hair in a typical military style; has an air of authority that is impossible to miss; doesn't take orders from the boys, but his philosophy concerning women is generally to do as Lou says
DAVE FOX - a typical married father of two, husband of Barbie Jo; in his 30s, a butcher; speaks with a southern drawl; painfully average in looks and intelligence, but has cultivated a great sense of humor to compensate; loves his wife and children, but finds his mother-in-law occasionally just too much to deal with
BARBIE JO FOX - the beleaguered wife of Dave and daughter of Verna Belle, mother of two children; attractive but frazzled; works fulltime at the diner; tries to make everybody happy and speaks with a warm, southern accent
JIMMY WEAVER - considers himself the "lady's man" in town; mid-20s, cute, and charming; not terribly smart, a real down-home farm boy; dating Darlene but wary of commitment; speaks with a distinct southern drawl
DARLENE FULMER - early 20s, blonde, and "built;" wears short skits and tight sweaters, a typical rodeo queen; accepts everything at face value and makes up in heart what she lacks in smarts; loves everything to do with Christmas and just wants to make the world a better place; speaks with a typical southern drawl
BOB/NARRATOR - a truck driver in his 50s or 60s, as well as a "road warrior / philosopher;" formerly a high school English teacher; a husband and father; sees every obstacle as a new challenge and an opportunity to observe people; may speak with or without drawl
MARY SUE ARCHER - late teens to early 20s; arrives in town on the evening bus withonly a satchel at her side; pregnant, with long dark hair and a southern drawl; alone in the world and used to being ignored; believes in the inherent goodness in people
MARK RILEY - 20; first-year medical student and only son of the town doctor; young, thin, and not quite handsome; has never dated but has a secret crush on Darlene; speaks with subtle southern drawl
CHARLIE REYNOLDS - 30s to 60s; the town banker; a quick walk-on role to get things going; an old friend of Lou; possibly doubled with Jimmy or Dave

Rental Materials


Piano Only


Pop/Rock, Country/Western



11 Piano/Vocal Scores
Optional Performance Tracks
Song Samples

Christmas in the Country

The Kiwi Song

Got Me a Beehive

Cattin' Around

Mary, Mary

We are Men

Snowy Christmas Day

Redneck Country Christmas

Kris Bauske

Kris Bauske

Kris Bauske was born in rural Southwest Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. A tomboy with a deep love of books and plays, her first play, A Good Old Fashioned, Redneck Country Christmas, written in 2008, garnered national attention, and has now been adapted for the stage as a musical, and is being considered for cinematic production. Both the play and the musical are ... view full profile

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Kristine L. Bauske [W,B,H] Maize And Blue, LLC 5/10/2015 1:24 PM
This play has been called the most unique Christmas story in a decade. Audiences love it. New people come to theatres that haven't been before, and they come again and bring their friends. Perfect holiday show for everyone!
Sela Balzer 5/8/2015 1:47 AM
Our small town theatre group, The Langham Theatrical Company, produced A Good, Old Fashioned Country Christmas in 2014 and received rave reviews from the 1,500 guests who took in our dinner theatre. As a Director and Coordinator  I thoroughly enjoyed producing the play and the cast had a ball  with the rehearsals. Great script, very funny, and good story line. I look forward to it's sequel.
Sela Balzer

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