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Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas
Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas
Based on the books by Robert Fulghum. Adapted by Ernest Zulia and David Caldwell. Music and lyrics by David Caldwell.

Cast: 3m., 2w., 1 pianist (may be expanded). Fifteen holiday stories from the international best-selling author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten have been crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song. This charming show takes a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes down every December. The many delightful stories include a small immigrant child who comes trick-or-treating in a cheap Santa mask a few days before Christmas, inadvertently delivering the true meaning of the season to a grown-up with a serious case of "Scroogitis;" hilarious musings about a love/hate relationship with the vibrant poinsettia that arrives in most homes every December and hangs on and on and on, long after the holidays have ended; and a beautiful, deeply moving tribute to the winter solstice, celebrating nature's precious annual gift of rebirth. Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas is a refreshing alternative to A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker and is a wonderful sequel to the stage version of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (possibly featuring the same cast). The four original songs and the many favorite holiday tunes can be performed with solo piano accompaniment or four-piece orchestration. Easy to stage, this charming event will rekindle the true spirit of the holidays in your adult and family audiences. NOTE: There is an unfinished sentence at the bottom of page 45 of the playbook. It should read: "This was the voice of a grandmother distilling her life into the music for a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, to honor what she loved and believed in." We regret the ommission and will correct it in future printings. Simple unit set. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours.

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Wind-Up Toys
Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  U25
Cast Size:  3
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  82
Royalty:  $100.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $10.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Holiday
ISBN (10): 1583420703
Publication Date: 06/07/2001
David Caldwell (music and lyrics) has been a theatrical music director for the past 20 years; for 16 of those years, his most interesting gigs have been collaborations with Ernie Zulia. Zulia hired him as musical director at Highlands Playhouse in North Carolina in 1983. A few years later, they and their friend Jere Lee Hodgin migrated to Mill Mountain ...More
Robert Fulghum is the author of several best-selling books including: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It, Uh-Oh, Maybe (Maybe Not), From Beginning to End: The Rituals of Our Lives, True Love and Words I Wish I Wrote, setting records at the top of the New York ...More
Since fourth grade, Ernest Zulia has been concocting theatre pieces and directing productions for audi-ences from his backyard, to major regional theatres around the United States, to international stages in Asia and Europe. His adaptation of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is followed by the sequel Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas. Both pieces were the product ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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