cast would be approximately a dozen children, though there is no upper limit for
the Chorus of Villagers. There are 10 solo singing parts, and
2 non-singing roles. There is an opportunity for younger children to be
involved too, in a short nativity scene during one of the songs.
shoemaker, the main character.
Requires a strong performer, as he has solo parts in 11 songs - solos, duets, trios and chorus numbers.
- also has an important role, but is not required to sing.
Young Papa Panov
- has 2 songs.
Tatiana Panov (his
Martin Panov (his
eldest son) &
Simon Panov (his
youngest son) share 1 song
with Young Papa.
The Priest has
1 song, a duet with Young Papa.
a road-sweeper has a solo
song that is reprised twice.
Woman also has a solo
song which is reprised twice later in the play.
poor girl share a duet, again
of Jesus is a speaking
part only. Only a couple of lines, but significant.
of Villagers play
an important role, with 7 songs in total.
have one verse in one of Papa's songs. Song could be sung by the whole chorus.
Mary, Innkeeper, Angels, Shepherds, 3 wise men,
to act a mini-nativity scene during one song.
Now that you
know a bit about the story and the characters, don't you think it's time
to hear some of the music? LET'S