Redheaded Robbie's Christmas Story: The Musical

by  Bill Luttrell, Carol Luttrell

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  5boy(s) or girl(s)

"It's a wonderful story about friendship and how friends can help each other...For a child with a disability to be loved and appreciated by his friends is a noble message, and Mr. Luttrell tells it well." - Penelope Reed, the Producing Artistic Direc…

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Redheaded Robbie's Christmas Story: The Musical

by  Bill Luttrell Carol Luttrell

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Redheaded Robbie's Christmas Story: The Musical

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Mrs. Wallace informs her class that one student will be randomly chosen to make up a story and tell it to the Christmas assembly. All students beg to be picked except for Redheaded Robbie/Robin, whose words come out funny whenever he/she is nervous. Robbie/Robin is selected, and he/she asks Big Eddie, Cool Katie, and Munching Max for help. These friends suggest stories about presents, parties, and pranks, but Robbie/Robin reminds them that Christmas is for sharing, kindness, and forgiveness.

At the Christmas assembly Robbie/Robin tries to speak, but the words come out wrong. Big Eddie, Cool Katie, and Munching Max take the stage and tell how they were visited by a redheaded angel (Robbie/Robin). After Robbie/Robin's visit Max shared presents, Katie befriended a lonely girl, and Max forgave his sister. The assembly ends with tears and applause for Robbie/Robin, his friends, and their wonderful Christmas story.

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Reviews

"It's a wonderful story about friendship and how friends can help each other...For a child with a disability to be loved and appreciated by his friends is a noble message, and Mr. Luttrell tells it well." - Penelope Reed, the Producing Artistic Director at Hedgerow Theatre in Media, Pennsylvania

"The good news is "Redheaded Robbie's Christmas Story" is no Catcher in the Rye. It is no indictment of hypocrites, phonies, or society in general. Robbie's message is as corny as it is sweet; Give, forgive, and be nice. And something else Robbie has over Holden Caulfield: He sings." - Gil Spencer, Delaware County Daily Times"A new-fashioned Christmas story." - The Pocono Record"It's a really sweet story. It has a lot of heart...a perfect holiday event for families." - Corinna Sowers-Adler, Children's Theater Director at Pocono Playhouse and Bucks County Playhouse in Pennsylvania

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Play w/ Music

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

Song Samples

Overture
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Choose Me!
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Snowflakes and Fruitcakes
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Snowflakes and Fruitcakes (Reprise)
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I Never Thought About Christmas That Way
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Timmy's Bad Song
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Bad Third Grade Dance
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My Christmas Gift
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Finale
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Casting

5boy(s) or girl(s)
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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

Cast can expand up to 25 actors

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

12 piano/vocal scores

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Authors

Bill Luttrell

Bill Luttrell

Carol Luttrell

Carol Luttrell

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