Sheep in Heavenly Peace


Little Big Stuff Music is “baa-aa-aack” with another great musical for kids with songs that even the 5th and 6th graders think is cool, and a rock-solid biblical message. Created by Deborah Craig-Claar, Rob Howard and David Guthrie.


It’s a zoo out here! Bethlehem’s homes and inns may be bursting at the seams with travelers for the census, but because of the animals they brought with them, the stable is simply out of control. Camels, donkeys and goats up to the rafters! Even the normally-sleepy hillsides are now teeming with an abundance of sheep, and Bethlehem’s top temp agency must call on their most eager but often-inept family of workers, the Wooltons to step up and answer the call (temporary “staffing” takes on a whole new meaning!). What they expect to be an unglamorous assignment will soon put them face to face with the angel Gabriel, a sky-full of the Heavenly Host, and ultimately the Good Shepherd himself – Jesus!

Cast List/Character Descriptions

There are 14 speaking roles available for casting in Sheep in Heavenly Peace. 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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NameCharacterGender*What They’re Like ...
MaxineMajor characterGirlStable owner; energetic and resourceful.
HeywoodMajor characterBoyOldest Woolton family member; a leader and a caretaker.
GabbyMajor characterGirlThe Woolton sister; sweet and sassy country girl.
WolfgangMajor characterBoyThe Woolton younger brother; a bit shy but inquisitive.
VivianSupporting major characterGirlThe temp agency director; crisp, cool and in control.
Macken- zieSupporting major characterGirlVivian’s assistant; easily excitable and a bit manic.
EnochSupporting major characterBoyThe veteran shepherd; wise and caring.
RileySupporting major characterBoy or GirlMaxine’s assistant; fun-loving, laughs at his own jokes.
PiperMinor characterGirl or BoyExperienced shepherd; steady and observant.
DakotaMinor characterBoy or GirlExperienced shepherd; equally steady and observant.
NickTwo linesBoyFormer stable hand and shepherd; disgruntled.
JosephOne lineBoyTraditional nativity character.
GabrielOne lineBoyTraditional nativity character.
MaryNon-speakingGirlTraditional nativity character.
Click here to view the Cast List/Character Descriptions PDF

Questions or Special Requests?

Are you hoping to record your performance on video and make DVDs or put it up on the web? Please don't hesitate to contact us for this license or any other special requests or questions and we will be happy to help! Visit the Contact Page for more information.

Listen to the Musical

Directors and Choir Workers Only!
No Choir Members Allowed!

Approximate Performance Time

41 minutes

Graphics Files

We've provided graphic files for you to download to use for posters, bulletins, ads, and tattoos (well, be careful on that one!). These files may be downloaded and used in conjunction with your performance for no charge. Click the thumbnails below to enlarge.

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