Dude, You Hear What I Hear?

Introduction

Dude, You Hear What I Hear? is a rollicking adventure for kids that ensures that nobody will miss out on hearing the REAL Christmas story! The hippest music you’ll hear in a kids musical this season, a fun story that is performable by the smallest group to the largest, and the solid Biblical message that is the hallmark of musicals from Little Big Stuff. Dude … you’ve got to hear this one!

Summary

Christmas time is filled with sound! Sometimes, so much sound and noise that we can hardly hear the real message of Christmas.

In the hustle and bustle at a crowded “Mondo-Mart” filled with shoppers, shy Taylor and the rest of her youth group have stopped for some last-minute snacks on their way to a fun Christmas camp. Taylor — not much for talking, but a great hide & seek player — has found the perfect hiding place. So perfect, in fact, that she doesn’t notice when the rest of the group boards the bus and the store is closed for the night! Hard to tell who is more surprised — Taylor, when she emerges from her hiding place, or the fun-loving store mannequins who break their silence assuming that once again, the store is theirs for the night.

Taylor quickly discovers that everything store mannequins know about Christmas is what they’ve heard over the PA system during the Christmas season, and boy, are they misinformed! And, the not-so-high-tech night watchmen listening in from outside the store are nearly as confused as the mannequins.

Approximate Performance Time

45 minutes

Cast List/Character Descriptions

There are 17 speaking roles available for casting in Dude, You Hear What I Hear?. Any of the roles may be played by a boy or a girl with only slight name and gender modifications in the script. The indications below show how we recorded them on the demonstration recording. Many roles could be played by older youth or adults.

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NameCharacterGenderWhat They’re Like ...No. of Scenes
Taylor(Camper) LeadGirlA little girl who seems to be afraid of nothing.Very outgoing, athletic, curious and bright. She is also very shy, though, because of a speech impediment she had as a very young child.7
CookieMannequin CookGirlBumbling “cook” mannequin from housewares and kitchen supplies. Cookie is easily terrified of anything she doesn’t know about. And there’s very little she knows about. Clumsy, fearful, yet good-hearted.6
TatianaMannequin PrincessGirlQueen of the mannequins.Tatiana believes she truly is a queen and simply tolerates the “common” mannequins she is forced to work with. She is the source of most of the wisdom of the mannequins and “knows” the history of their world -- the store.6
MoondogMannequin SnowboarderBoyUber-cool mannequin snowboarder.Assigned to sporting goods. Has the surfer mentality--nothing bothers him, and life is for fun.6
BiffMannequin Construction WorkerBoyMannequin construction worker from the Hardware Department. Not very sophisticated, but he has a real can-do attitude. Very enthusiastic, but a little rough around the edges.6
KimCamp counselorGirlHarried camp counselor/van driver. A little loose on discipline, she lets the kids have a little too much leeway, which they enjoy. She cares deeply for the kids, but may have too much on her plate.4
JoeyCamperBoyEnergetic, competitive boy who loves the latest “anything.”4
MadisonCamperGirlSweet girl who loves her friends. More than that, though, she has a crush on “Justin Heartthrob,” the teen idol.4
TessDeputy/PolicemanGirlPolice officer from the tiny town of Forest Creek.A rookie, she’s learning from Barney, who is only too happy to educate her on the finer points of law enforcement (if only he knew them.)3
BrookeCamperGirlEnergetic girl who knows what’s cool. And wants it. She, too, is a fan of Justin Heartthrob.3
BarneyDeputy/PolicemanBoyClumsy police officer from the tiny town of Forest Creek.There’s only two officers in the department: Barney and Tess. Barney is pretty sure he knows everything there is to know about fighting crime, and always wanted to be a big-time detective and solve a big case.This night, he thinks he’s found it.3
Candy LittleBSN ReporterGirlSmall-town reporter trying to make the big time. How do you do that? You report a big story. Even if you have to “help” make it bigger.3
Mrs. JonesMondo-Mart ClerkGirlA kind, friendly clerk who likes everybody, even Mr. Ebenezer; who she knows is a little “overboard” about profits.2
Mr. EbenezerMondo-Mart Store Manager/Voice of P.A.BoyMr. Ebenezer (or Ms., if you’d like) is a merchant whose main love in life is making money. Christmas for him is a way to make more money, not a celebration. He doesn’t want anything to interfere with his profits.3
SparkyBNN CamerapersonBoy/GirlNON-SPEAKING.With Candy Little at all times. Films her when she goes “on air.” Gives hand signals like “ok,” “thumbs-up” to show she’s on air, etc.3
AlexaTatiana’s mannequin sisterGirlNON-SPEAKING.Alexa becomes one of the characters in the nativity scene, and is very focused on her new job.1
RodneyMoondog’s mannequin cousinBoyNON-SPEAKING. Rodney also participates in the nativity scene, and does so with the characteristic “family” enthusiasm.1
Click here to view the Cast List/Character Descriptions PDF

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