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Straight Outta Bethlehem

A Christmas Story-Inspired Musical for Kids

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Straight Outta Bethlehem

A Christmas Story-Inspired Musical for Kids

Created by Christy Semsen
Arranged by Daniel Semsen

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Here we are in the “sleepy” little village of Bethlehem. But in this tiny town something huge and miraculous is about to happen…the birth of the Messiah! Right in the midst of all the action is an irresistibly intrepid and indefatigable group of orphans who reside at the Inn of Bethlehem. Meet Starr, Zoolie, John Luke, Gertie, Magnus, and Blake (oh, and shepherds Zeke and Ziggy!). Along with Trixie, who runs the inn, this loveable ragamuffin group of characters will put a smile on your lips and a song in your heart as they unveil the story of Christmas and how God sent His only Son to be born, STRAIGHT OUTTA BETHLEHEM. As eyewitnesses to the holy, blessed event, their special re-telling of the story is sure to shine a bright new light on the importance of our Savior’s birth!

SKU# 080689610172GP

Quick Overview

Choral Book

Product Features


Word Choral Club May 2018


Difficulty: Easy


Voicing: Unison/2-part


Length: 38 Minutes


Release Date: May 11, 2018

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Song Titles

Song Titles

Straight Outta Bethlehem Christy Semsen, Phillips Brooks
Anything Can Happen Christy Semsen
Here in Bethlehem (Underscore) Christy Semsen
Barnyard Boogie Christy Semsen, Ukrainian folk song
The Dream Christy Semsen
Blake's Song Nathaniel Semsen, Christy Semsen, Noah Semsen
Disco Gloria Christy Semsen
What Can I Give with
Away in a Manger
Christy Semsen
Unknown, James R. Murray
Orphans of God with
Blake's Epiphany
Straight Outta Bethlehem
Joel Lindsey, Twila J. LaBar
Christy Semsen
Christy Semsen
Straight Outta Bows Christy Semsen



At a Glance
  • Musical Theme...God is with us and we don't have to be alone! All of us can be adopted into God's family. 
  • A new twist as told by eyewitnesses the night the Baby King arrived in Bethlehem!
  • Heartwarming story with life lessons kids can take with them!
  • Featuring Twila LaBar and Joel Lindsey’s “Orphans of God”

Fun Kit

  • Cinch Bag
  • Listening CD
  • Squeezable Donkey Toy
  • Straight Outta Bethlehem Poster

Set Pieces

  • 3-Panel Backdrop - Manger Scene in Bethlehem 
  • 2-Panel Extensions 

*Each panel is 6 feet tall x 3 feet wide


  • 6 large roles (8-32 lines)
  • 4 medium roles (3-8 lines)
  • 2 tiny roles (1-2 lines)
  • 4 non-speaking roles
  • 8 additional solos or special singing combination opportunities  
  • Additional choir roles include: orphans, angel backup singers, disco '70s angels, and animal choir

*All characters have been written to be played by either boy or girl actors 
*11 speaking roles in total 


Score; Flute 1, 2-Piccolo; Oboe; Clarinet 1, 2; Horn 1, 2; Trumpet 1, 2; Trumpet 3; Trombone 1, 2; Trombone 3; Tuba; Percussion 1, 2; Percussion 3, 4; Harp; Rhythm; Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello; String Bass; Clarinet 3; Bass Clarinet; Bassoon; Soprano Sax; Alto Sax 1, 2; Tenor Sax-Bari T.C.; Baritone Sax; Violin 1 (Simplified); Violin 2 (Simplified); Viola (Simplified); String Reduction

*Simplified parts included as needed
**3 songs have fuller instrumentation with score and parts. (ie: Anything Can Happen, Banyard Boogie, Orphans of God)
***7 songs are rhythm only (i
e: Straight Outta Bethlehem, Here in Bethlehem, The Dream, Blake's Song, Disco Gloria, What Can I Give with Away in a Manger)

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