Not even Broadway has taken you to a place quite like this!
Take your kids, and congregation on a delightful journey to the manger … by camel! As you’ve come to expect from Little Big Stuff Music, the new musical company just for kids, Camel Lot is filled with the coolest music; a fun, funny, but Biblically rock-solid message; and the best time your kids will have anywhere this Christmas!
Beth has been practicing hard for the church Christmas pageant. Her Dad (who runs a car dealership), may be too busy with Christmas car sales to make it to the program. Exhausted from practice, with lines from Luke 2 swirling in her mind, she drifts off to sleep. Transported by Beth’s imagination (and a sound effect or two!) we all “wake up” in Bethlehem on a very special day, and in a most unusual place — the Camel Lot! It doesn’t take long, inside Beth’s topsy-turvy dream world, to encounter camel shoppers, sales people, shepherds, wise men, and a very familiar story, told in a fun and refreshing new way!
It’s all here … music your kids really want to sing, a story everybody will love, and the clear, simple message of Jesus the Savior, sent to our world to redeem sinful humanity. In short, there’s simply not … a better place to spend Christmas with your kids choir this year, than here in — Camel Lot!
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Cast List/Character Descriptions
There are 17 speaking roles (and 10-15 non-speaking roles) available for casting in Camel Lot. 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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|Name||Character||Gender||What They’re Like ...||No. of Scenes|
|Beth||A young girl in the midst of preparing for her Christmas program at church, in which she is the narrator.||Girl||Enthusiastic, sweet personality, expressive.||4|
|Dad/Baranabas/ Barney||Owner of the Camel Lot in Beth's dream and her father in real life.||Boy||Friendly, outgoing person respected by all who know him.||8|
|Lydia||Barnabas' assistant in the dream and in real life.||Girl||Cheerful and kind to everyone she meets.||4|
|Johnny/Jonathan||A pesky boy, Beth's little brother.||Boy||Full of energy, constantly getting into mischief.||6|
|Sarah||An assistant at the Camel Lot.||Boy||Dutiful and responsible.||2|
|Matthew||An assistant at the Camel Lot.||Girl||Dutiful and responsible.||3|
|Rich Man||A customer at the Camel Lot.||Boy||Speaks with a sophisticated voice. Part of the upper class of "bible times."||2|
|Rich Woman||Shops in Bethlehem and at Camel Lot.||Girl||Speaks dramatically about everything and has a sophisticated air about her.||2|
|Shopper Dad||Shopping with his son for a new camel.||Boy||Has one line during the song, "Have We Got a Camel for You."||1|
|Son||Eagerly seeking to purchase a new camel with his dad.||Boy||Has one line during the song, "Have We Got a Camel for You."||1|
|Gentleman||Older gentleman seeking out a new "sports camel."||Boy||Has one line during the song, "Have We Got a Camel for You."||1|
|Cowboy||Good-old-boy seeking a special camel.||Boy||Has one line during the song, "Have We Got a Camel for You."||1|
|Deborah||A shepherdess who works in the fields with her dad's sheep.||Girl||Full of joy, outgoing and excited as she describes her experience that night in the field.||1|
|Ruth||Works with Deborah.||Girl||Speaks with expression.||1|
|Jamie Sue||Has a country twang to her voice.||Girl||Cheerful, perky personality.||1|
|Wise Man||Speaks with authority.||Boy||Friendly and searching for reliable transportation at the Camel Lot.||1|
|Brittany||Friend of Beth's in the dream and also a narrator in the pageant.||Girl||Fun, cheery girl and very expressive.||3|
We have provided the entire audio recording of all our musicals on this site to assist you in thoroughly evaluating the musical. We invite you to listen as many times as you wish, and even to invite your assistants or other choir helpers to come here to help you in evaluating the musical.
However, we ask you to please understand that we have not posted the recording here so that your choir members may utilize this audio to learn the musical, thereby avoiding purchase of the printed scores and/or recordings which are available for sale. Producing a great musical like this requires much work by dedicated writers, and much expense on the part of the publisher.
Simply put, if you use this free audio recording, which is provided for your convenience in evaluating the musical, as the tool to teach the music to the children in the choir instead of purchasing the products for the children, then we cannot afford to create musicals like this. We rely on the income from the purchase of our products (including some great lower-cost options like Bulk CDs, reproducible scripts and lyrics, and reproducible recordings) to fund the expense of producing this project for you.
Thank you for understanding!
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Save money, enjoy more flexibility
We are happy to offer these special licensing options to make your life easier:
Reproducible Script & Lyrics
- We provide you with a master file of the drama script and song lyrics (text only, no music score), and a license granting you legal permission to print copies for your kids, copy and paste into PowerPoint or other projection program to use in rehearsals and performance, print on a white board or flip chart. In fact, you can do all of these if you wish.
- You tell us the total quantity of users, and you pay $2 per user regardless of whether you print out copies for them every week, or use only projection, etc. The fee is not “per copy,” but “per user.” If you pay for 25 now, and end up with 35 later, you just return here, log in to your account, and pay for the additional users. Or, if the quantity you need to add is less than the default minimum of 15 allowed by the shopping cart, please just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell us how many more you need.
- Along with the huge cost-savings, this option offers great flexibility in that you can easily edit the script, allowing you to add or subtract characters, change names, divide up parts, etc., before printing and distributing to your kids. You can also add in staging cues to fit your situation, or add your own director notes or instructions. You may also print copies to send home, print other copies to keep at church or school, print more copies to send home when the first ones are lost ;-), so that no one ever needs to be caught without their copy.
Reproducible Script & Lead Sheets
- Similar to the Script & Lyrics, but the songs are single-stave vocal line scores (just like the choral book) presented in PDF files, while the drama script comes as an easy-to-edit Microsoft Word file. This also offers a tremendous cost savings at just $3.25 per user.
Reproducible Demo Recording
- Burn your own CDs for just $5 per copy. We provide you with a license granting you full legal permission to either copy an existing CD (perhaps the CD that comes in the back of the Review Pack), or download the recording in MP3 format. Of course, you may prefer to purchase our Bulk CD 10-packs for $59.99 (essentially $6 per disc), or you may choose this reproducible option for $5 per copy.
- In addition to the cost savings, this can provide some additional flexibility. You can opt for any quantity (5 copy minimum), and not be constrained to quantities of 10. Before burning your CD copies, you can choose exactly what you want on the copied CDs. For example, you may want to leave off the recorded drama dialog on the copies that most of the kids receive, and only include it on copies that the actors receive.