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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.

Product Code: U25000

  • Musical
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 3m., 2w., 1 pianist (may be expanded).

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

In stock

Synopsis

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 omission and will correct it in future printings.

Notes

For CDs, SFX, Demo CDs and Cast Albums, please contact Flat Five Press and Recording.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code U25000
  • Cast Size 6
  • Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Senior Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583420706
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"It makes you cry, laugh and think -- it's a delight for both the cast and the audience."
Review by Kathleen Balducci, Port Angeles Community Players, Port Angeles, Wash.
"Entertaining, thought-provoking, a good show that touches audience heartstrings."
Review by Lloyd Lowery, Way Off Broadway Players, Midway, Ark.
"[The authors and composer] have created a holiday gem. We hope to do it every year."
Review by Michael Nickley, Medina Co. Show Biz Co., Medina, Ohio
"Great showÑour second time around! The audience response was great."
Review by Mary Post, Newberg Community Theater, Newberg, Ore.
"Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas was amazing. It is so student friendly and a director's dream!"
Review by Carl Willoughby, Bourbon County High School, Paris, Ky.
"This play is a sweet, funny approach to the holiday season. The stories make us stop and think as we prepare for Christmas. It gives the audience a time to think and reflect."
Review by Barbara Day, Gateway Players, Southbridge, Mass.
"Great show; the refrigerator scene is unforgettable. Poinsettias are still being talked about. I directed and had fun with six chairs and two platforms."
Review by Walter Williams, Master Arts Theatre, Grand Rapids, Mich.
"Beautifully written, flexible casting, great show for the holidaysÑyou absolutely can't go wrong with this script!"
Review by Keith Ramsdell, Lourdes College, Sylvania, Ohio
"Two years in a row and our audience still loved it. We're deciding whether to make it our holiday tradition. Great writing with serious and comic scenes, plus a few "Linus moments" for good measure. You can't go wrong with this script!"
Review by Keith Ramsdell, Lourdes College, Sylvania, Ohio
"It doesn't get any better than Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas. Now a holiday tradition at Lourdes University, our audiences were bigger and the laughs louder than ever before!"
Review by Keith Ramsdell, Lourdes University, Sylvania, Ohio

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"We found the intimate "Black Box" venue to work extremely well."
Tip by Michael Nickley, Medina Co. Show Biz Co., Medina, Ohio
"Try using presents as platforms to do the pieces on, brings a lot to the presentation."
Tip by Carl Willoughby, Bourbon County High School, Paris, Ky.
"We used platforms and chairs. For "Good Stuff" we cut a hole on the highest platform for the actor to crawl out of like he was going into the attic."
Tip by Bruce Standley, Bishop Carroll High School, Edensburg, Pa.

Audio/Video

Audio

ScroogeMP3Download
Wind-Up ToysMP3Download
Uh-Oh, Here Comes ChristmasMP3Download
SpringMP3Download

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Gibson County Theatre Company Princeton Indiana 12/1/2017 12/9/2017
The King's Players Williamsburg Virginia 12/1/2017 12/3/2017
Rowan County Arts Center Morehead Kentucky 11/10/2017 11/19/2017
The L.H. Jones Auditorium Mt Airy North Carolina 12/1/2017 12/3/2017
Shrine Catholic High School Royal Oak Michigan 12/1/2017 12/2/2017
Palo Verde College Blythe California 12/8/2017 12/9/2017