Glory to God in the Lowest

Introduction

A Christmas Musical for Kids

Summary

When angels appeared outside the town of Bethlehem proclaiming the greatest news the world had ever heard, they didn’t deliver their message to the “high and mighty,” but to the simple and lowly — shepherds! And, not just any shepherds, but easily-disregarded “night shepherds.” Little did they know that the promised king, the Messiah from the line of King David, was born that night, right there in Bethlehem, and would grow up to be both the Lamb of God, and the Good Shepherd! Glory to God In the Highest became Glory to God in the Lowest, too, as the very Son of God came to the world He created as a tiny baby in a lowly manger!

Approximate Performance Time

37 minutes

Cast List/Character Descriptions

There are 13 speaking roles (11 characters with speaking parts, 2 Scripture readers, 2 non-speaking characters) available for casting in Glory to God in the Lowest. 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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NameGender*What They’re Like ...
SHILOHFemaleA dissatisfied shepherd. Her father owns the flock. She wants more out of life than shepherding.
TABBIEFemaleShe just entered her first year at the Shepherd Academy. This is her first night on the job.
EZRAMaleHe is the most experienced shepherd in the field. Very devout and waiting for the Messiah.
ABIGAILFemaleA quirky shepherd, showing Tabbie the ropes on her first day.
SKIPPYMaleA quirky shepherd who falls asleep counting sheep.
JETHROMaleThe town veterinarian, makes hill calls and brings news from town.
CENSUS TAKERFemaleA census taker, awake in the middle of the night when the shepherds search for the Baby.
HANNAHFemaleA shepherd, in Scene 7 only.
LEAHFemaleA shepherd, in Scene 7 only.
LUCASMaleA shepherd, in Scene 7 only.
ANGELFemaleThe announcing angel. Two lines in the song, “For unto Us.”
MARYFemaleBiblical character. No lines.
JOSEPHMaleBiblical character. No lines.
Click here to view the Cast List/Character Descriptions PDF

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