Christmas/Holiday, Chancel Drama / Pageant, Faith-based
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - Opens on The Magic Mall which is essentially a bare stage or fairly large chancel.
If possible, decorations appropriate for a mall at Christmas may be scatterd around the stage. This includes large square planters with ledges around them wide enough for sitting, and a bare tree covered with white Christmas lights sticks out of the center of each planter.
The author has provided extensive production suggestions.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes
No Special Cautions
Adolescence, Childhood, Christianity, Religion,
Appropriate for all audiences
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Church / Religious Groups
Samantha and her elementary school chorus are invited to sing in "The Magic Mall" at Christmas time. Samantha has brought her mother's antique doll for the baby Jesus in the manger, but the doll disappears. While the children try to find the doll they have some enlightening encounters into a number of strangely dressed people including a man and his pregnant wife, a shepherd, and three wise men. They also have some hilarious encounters with a gorilla, two jugglers, a disgruntled Santa Claus, and Elvis Presley, among others. For children of all ages, this play is a great intergenerational activity for those in the audience and especially those on stage. In previous productions many parent-child combinations have been involved.