Carol and the Belles

Introduction

Created by Steve Moore, Rob Howard, David Guthrie

Summary

It’s 1954, and at Big Bill’s Drive-In restaurant, where the waitstaff sings your order and the Christmas decorations stay up all year long, excitement has never been higher. They’ve just won the network’s Christmas at the Drive-In contest and will host the live telecast of the Rock & Roll Christmas TV Special! While the staff gets the drive-in spruced up for the show, the customers don their best leather jackets and poodle skirts, and the TV audience is adjusting the rabbit ears and popping the Jiffy Pop, everyone is about to get a big surprise. How is it that a simple pageant proclaiming the birth of Jesus the Savior replaces the Rock & Roll Special, and who are those singing waitresses who steal the show in place of Rock & Roll’s biggest stars? It all comes to pass with ’50s fun, Christmas charm, cool tunes, and joy to the world in Carol and the Belles, the newest kids’ musical from Little Big Stuff.

Approximate Performance Time

41 minutes

Cast List/Character Descriptions

There are 15 speaking roles available for casting in Carol and the Belles. 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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CharacterGenderWhat they’re like
CAROLgirlHostess at the Drive-In, Big Bill’s daughter, good hearted, great singer.
DONNAgirlDirector of the TV Special, hard worker, gets things done.
BIG BILLboyOwner of the Drive-In, a kind man, passionate about Christmas.
MR. GOODMANboyProducer of the TV Special, wise and thoughtful.
MARTHAgirlWaitress at the Drive-In, good singer.
JANEgirlWaitress at the Drive-In, good singer.
JEDboyCook at the Drive-In, enjoyable and good natured.
GRANDMAgirlPart of the Living Room Set, has an attitude.
FATHERboyPart of the Living Room Set, busy reading the paper.
MOTHERgirlPart of the Living Room Set, busy in and out of the kitchen.
TEENgirlPart of the Living Room Set, can’t wait for the “Rock & Roll TV Christmas Special.”
MARGARETgirlNew to town, customer at the Drive-In.
JAMESboyNew to town, customer at the Drive-In.
BARBARAgirlShepherd in the pageant, runs the auto shop, a bit rough around the edges.
FRANKIEboyShepherd in the pageant, runs the auto shop, a bit rough around the edges.
MARY & JOSEPHTraditional Nativity Non-Speaking Roles (could be played by James & Margaret)
ANGELS & ANIMALSTraditional Nativity Non-Speaking Roles (preferably played by your youngest children)
Click here to view the Cast List/Character Descriptions PDF

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Note to Directors

SoundFX

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Graphics Files

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