2023 Children’s Christmas Musical

Epiphany Players Drama Ministry is pleased to present



A Musical for kids created by Steve Moore, Rob Howard and David
Directed by Jackie Randall
Presented during worship December 9 & 10

Saturday, 5:30 & 7:30 PM
Sunday, 9 & 11 AM

To honor the tremendous work that went into this production, these are the only worship services offered at the Far Hills Campus this Sunday.

At Unique Gifts from Luxurious Yarns (U.G.L.Y.), ugly is beautiful. At the factory of the world’s leading supplier of ugly Christmas sweaters, founder Sam Ebenezer pulls all the strings to make sure no stitch is dropped. With a huge order looming to get out the day before Christmas, the team of Bob Cratchit (“that’s pronounced Crochet”), Tiny Tom and others weave together a plan of attack, while Sam encounters three mysterious visitors who not only help overcome some ugly obstacles, but bring the beautiful good news of Christmas! With apologies to a well-loved Christmas Carol, don your ugliest Christmas sweater, and have a dickens of a good time with A Christmas Yarn!

The Children’s Christmas musical is part of the drama ministry at Epiphany. The show, which lasts about 40 minutes, takes place during the worship service. Children in grades 1-8 make up the primary cast. There is a chorus, requiring less rehearsal commitment, made up of kids in grades 1–8. Preschoolers and Kindergartners are also featured. Families do not have to be members of Epiphany to participate; anyone is welcome to participate in the drama ministry. The cost per cast member is $25, which covers the cost of a show t-shirt and the cast meal on December 10, as well as helping to offset the cost of putting on the production. Adults are required to participate in set build, set strike, and serve on a committee of your choosing.

Former Christmas Musical Productions

2022 – Jingle Bell Beach
2021Dr. Newheart’s Christmas Cure
2020Window Into Christmas
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
2011 – Angels Aware
2010 – Prime Time Christmas
2009 – Miracle on Main Street
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
2001 – Check Out That Star
2002 – ‘Twas The Last Mailing Day Before Christmas
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 includes many who are visitors to Epiphany. Almost 200 people of all ages – both onstage and behind the scenes – are involved in presenting drama programs throughout the year. If you have questions about Epiphany’s drama ministry, please contact drama@epiphanydayton.org.