Although “What Happened to Baby Jesus?” is one of our longer programs, it is still simple to produce; and, like all of our scripts at Country Church Press, this program utilizes a small cast, simple costumes, and several familiar Christmas hymns. This program introduces a few new Christmas hymns, but you may choose to substitute more familiar hymns without sacrificing the storyline.
We produced this program with a young teen playing the part of Mother, but you may wish to use an adult. You may also substitute the part of Mother with a Father and Timmy with Tammy if that would work better with your cast.
You may choose to have the part of the Star be read by an Angel or a Wiseman, depending on the size of your cast. We made a simple star costume by spraying poster board with gold metallic paint, cutting out two large stars, and then attaching them with wide tape to create shoulder “seams.”
We recommend having the children in the Nativity standing as a choir to one side of the stage while Michael, Becky, and Timmy interact on center stage. A table, one or two chairs, and a small, undecorated Christmas tree or a box of decorations can set the scene for the children coming home to Christmas decorations being put up. Be sure to have a small end table with a Nativity scene with a removable Jesus placed in a visible place.