The pageant will be performed during the 1st Service at BUMC. We will be doing the same pageant as last year, "Twas the Night Before". There are many speaking parts from one-liners, to parts that interact thru the pageant, to non-speaking parts, to larger parts such as Gabriel, Angel 1, & Mary and Joseph.
Little Angels Prek,(3 yrs & 4 yrs as of Sept. 1, 2018) AND Kdg. will sing 1st verse of "Away in a Manger"
ALL PARENTS-- if your child wants to be a Little Angel instead of having a Speaking part please ask.
Townspeople, Shepherds, Wisemen (1st-3rd Grade - speaking parts - one to two lines to memorize)
Gabriel, Angel 1, Angel 2, Herod (3rd- 5th graders depending on signups (lots of memorization)
Reader 1, Reader 2 (non memorization - just practice reading the part - 5th or 8th Grader with good speaking voice)
Joseph, Mary (large block of speaking part - reserved for 5th Graders or 4th Graders, will utilize older kids if necessary
What you need to know to make your decision:
*All Speaking Parts (except the Readers) would be MEMORIZED parts. By signing up you are making a commitment to memorize your part.
*The Pageant would take the place of the Sermon in the regular service and is approx. 15 minutes long.*Costumes are provided.
*You must memorize your part BEFORE the rehearsal.
*There will be only ONE Dress Rehearsal. This is the ONLY rehearsal and it is mandatory for everyone with an assigned part in "Twas the Night Before". And is very helpful for the Little Angels.
*Non-Speaking Parts would be for "Priests" and "Attendants" or “Soldier”(you want to participate, but not speak).
Important Dates:November 4 SIGN UPS BEGINNovember 20 LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR A SPEAKING PART (parts emailed Nov. 26)December 8 DRESS REHEARSAL at BUMC from 4-5:30 PM December 9 Pageant 1st Service at BUMC (arrive by 8:45 am. Service begins at 9 am.
December 9 - IMPORTANT - This is our ONLY perrformance! Pancake breakfast for everyone to follow! Then stay for Sunday School!
Parts will be assigned and emailed starting Nov. 26th. Please make sure your email address is correct.
We provided this same Pageant the last five years and it was a HUGE success!!!!! We are doing this again as our Traditional Christmas Pageant so that anyone (Sunday school kids, Wednesday night kids, and children in the church can participate by simply practicing at home and coming to ONE rehearsal. This year we encourage you to invite NEW friends that might be interested in participating!)
This is a success if you help make it happen! Parents are encouraged to read the script and interact with their kids to help them learn their parts.
We also need parent volunteers. If you can volunteer to help during the dress rehearsal or day of pageant (dress rehearsal is usually more chaotic and needs more help than the performance)
Thanks!Johnni Zabka630-205-8264 (cell) or email@example.com
LINK TO PRINTABLE FORM WITH THIS SAME INFO: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n1ivYIwIwC7M8JmY3K-OvO1k3nHyYjSb