2020 Children’s Christmas Musical

Epiphany Players Drama Ministry is pleased to announce…

Window into Christmas: A Virtual Christmas Musical

 

Informational Pre-cast Zoom Meeting

Sunday, September 27, 2-3 PM 

 
Epiphany Players Drama Ministry announces this year’s Children’s Christmas Musical in an all-new virtual format! Participation is open for anyone in grades 2-8 and at least age 7 years old. Window into Christmas, directed by Jackie Darnell, will be rehearsed virtually, prerecorded and presented during online worship on Sunday, December 13. 
 
A window can be defined as an opening in a wall that lets light in, a part of a computer screen, and also a time period for starting or finishing something. Without a doubt, this year has been full of windows — looking out into the world as we stay socially distant, changing our lives to learn, work, and socialize digitally, and hoping and praying that this time will pass. But even in our darkest days, we have the light and love of God to cling to. This year’s Christmas musical is about windows into Christmas: telling and celebrating the birth of Christ from within in our own homes. We may be apart, but we are all a part of God’s family, and through that love, we let our light shine!
 

How to participate:

  • RSVP HERE to attend our pre-cast meeting: Sunday, September 27 from 2-3 pm via Zoom. We ask that the child and parent attend together to make sure you don’t miss any necessary details! You will receive the Zoom link after you RSVP. At this meeting, we will discuss how the virtual rehearsal process and performance will work, and will share additional information about audition submissions and Zoom callbacks. 2020ChristmasAuditionPacket
  • AFTER the pre-cast meeting, you will submit your audition video to elcchristmasshow@gmail.com by Sunday, October 4. You will also need to fill out on online audition info form and sign up for a Zoom callback time for the week of October 5.
Children auditioning should prepare a Christmas song that means something to you (about 1 minute, no more than 2 minutes) and a short Christmas story or memory. See the 2020 Christmas Audition Packet   for additional details. There will also be non-auditioning chorus opportunities for preschool through 8th grade. Questions? Contact us at elcchristmasshow@gmail.com
 

Chorus Opportunities

Preschoolers, kindergartners and first graders, along with non-auditioning second through eighth graders, will make up the chorus. If you are interested in having your child participate in the chorus – no auditions required – please click here to complete the brief signup form or contact Connie Risch.

Past Children’s Christmas Productions 

2019 – Straight Outta Bethlehem
2018 Miracle on Main Street
2017  A Star is Born
2016 It All Happened in the Country
2015 – Good King Wenceslas
2014 – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
2013 – Check Out That Star
2012 – Wise Guys and Starry Skies
2009 – Miracle on Main Street
2011 – Angels Aware
2010 – Prime Time Christmas
2008 Christmas in Reverse
2007 – I Witness News
2006 – Good King Wenceslas
2005 – Dr. Newheart’s Christmas Cure
2004 – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
2003 – Meet Me at the Manger
2002 – ‘Twas The Last Mailing Day Before Christmas
 
2001 – Check Out That Star
2000 – A Star is Born
1999 – It All Happened in the Country
1998 – Dr. Newheart’s Christmas Cure
1997 – Prime Time Christmas
1996 – Wise Guys and Starry Skies
1995 – Good King Wenceslas
1994 – Angels Aware
Attendance at the Christmas and summer musicals and the Live Nativity total almost 4,500 people, many of whom are visitors to Epiphany. Almost 300 people of all ages – both onstage and behind the scenes – are involved in presenting drama programs throughout the year, including the summer musical, children’s Christmas musical, Live Nativity, Holy Week, Puppets, and worship services. Questions: Please contact  drama@epiphanydayton.org.