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Back To The Manger
A Caroling Adventure through Time
Created by Christy Semsen; Arranged by Daniel Semsen
Introducing a Christmas children's musical from husband and wife duo Christy and Daniel Semsen that is a blast-from-the-past to perform and delivers a life-changing message - Back to the Manger. During the annual Christmas Caroling Outreach at Midway Community Church, Jackson and his friends discover a time machine in the basement. After accidentally hitting a lever, they embark on an adventure throughout the twentieth century and learn how helping others changes lives. Seeing the caroling outreach effects over the decades, once-skeptical Jackson comes to know Christ better and discovers the true value of God's gift and why we celebrate His birth.
Quick OverviewChoral Book
Word Choral Club - Christmas/Fall 2010
Length: 45 min.
Release Date: April 17, 2010
- Song Titles
Song TitlesLog in to previewBack to the Manger Christy SemsenLog in to previewCan You Hear the Bells?
with Angels We Have Heard on High Daniel Semsen, Christy Semsen
traditional French carolLog in to previewLet Us Love Christy SemsenLog in to previewCome, Let Us All Adore Him
and Away in a Manger
and O Come, All Ye Faithful Daniel Semsen, Christy Semsen
unknown, James R. Murray
Latin hymn, John Francis WadeLog in to previewRing, Ring-a-Ling Christy SemsenLog in to previewSong of the Sheep and the Goats Christy SemsenLog in to previewPeace on Earth
with I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day Christy Semsen
Henry W. Longfellow, Jean Baptiste CalkinLog in to previewRing the Bells Hammond, Freeman, Morgan, WoodLog in to previewBack to the Manger Christy Semsen
- At a Glance
* Debut release from creative husband and wife team Daniel and Christy Semsen
* Presents an exciting way for children to learn and share about the meaning of Christmas
* Explores different eras of music from -40s swing to -90s pop
* Includes contemporary Christmas song -Ring the Bells'
* Instructional DVD available
* T-shirts for your choir and workers are available -- please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping
"Christy presents the timeless message of the gospel effectively and creatively... Children will love learning the music, and the strong biblical message presented through the lyrics and drama will stay hidden in their hearts for a lifetime!"- Megan Elmore, Elk Grove, CA
Characters and Casting
9 Male Characters, 5 Female Characters
- Clip Art
Write Your Own Review
Review by Deidra
This is the first "big" Christmas play I have done with our church and we love it! It is fun and easy. The motions helped the kids learn the songs, and most of all it has a great message.
(Posted on 12/11/13)
Review by aki
What fun! Thank you for writing and publishing a musical that is "cool" for kids! I love the different styles, and my kids can't stop singing the songs---and choir only started for the fall!
(Posted on 8/29/13)
Review by Mike
The Student's at our school did this and LOVED it! We got props through Oriental Trading and built our own Time Machine, with Christmas Lights, a stobe, cardboard and a cart with wheels. Our older youth did most of the speaking parts. They had a great time practicing and performing the program. It was a great success! We will do this program again in a few years.
(Posted on 9/21/12)