Join the stars of the Celestial Choir as they guide the traditional nativity characters to Bethlehem singing some not-so-traditional, up-beat songs with a fabulous ‘showbiz’ feel. You’ll be star-struck from start to finish! Available with Words on Screen™ v2.
A Performance Licence is required to perform Superstar. You are able to purchase an Instant Performance Licence when you purchase this product, or a Standard Performance Licence at any time. For more information, please see below.
Written with narration at the beginning of scenes so that scenes can be rehearsed separately
Available with a Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM allowing you to display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn!
Each member of the school Celestial Choir is vying to dazzle music teacher Mr Marrz, hoping to be awarded a ‘superstar’ role in this year’s nativity. To her surprise Stella - who often gets things wrong but always tries her very best – is picked to play the part of the Star of Bethlehem because she understands the heart of the Christmas message.
As the special performance unfolds, the children shine a light on the traditional nativity story and point to Jesus being the true superstar of Christmas.
With 8 upbeat songs and a fabulous script, Superstar is a dazzling nativity play for the primary age group.
A Performance Licence is required to perform Superstar. You are able to purchase an Instant Performance Licence when you purchase this product, or a Standard Performance Licence at any time. For more information, please see below
9781911430001 Book & CD / 9781911430018 Book & CD ROM
Teachers Book with:
Script with suggested staging directions
Suggestions for rehearsing, costumes, staging and props
Music score and song lyric sheets for 8 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
Words on Screen™ v2 versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
Words on Screen™ v2 user guide
Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this nativity)
Licence & copyright details
Words on Screen™ Online with: (Available with the purchase of Words on Screen™ v2 Premium and Upgrade packs only)
An online copy of your product to stream or download on-the-go
Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ v2 song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
All the features of your Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM
Total performance: 37 minutes approx Total length of music: 15 minutes approx (excluding transition music) Performance duration: 22 minutes approx
There are 64 parts in total, which can easily be increased by adding more stars, shepherds, angels, stable animals and courtiers and can easily be decreased as suggested below. There are 58 speaking parts, but these can easily be reduced (30 being the minimum) by using five of the stars as the five narrators (the rest of the stars could double up on parts and become some of the travellers); you could adapt the script and lose some of the travellers’ lines; Mr Marrz could double up as Joseph; the three innkeepers could double up as three shepherds with the eight lines distributed between them; the angels’ speaking parts could be reduced from four to two.
Words on Screen™ v2
What is Words on Screen™ v2? - For more information click here or play the sample video from this title below.
Words on Screen™ v2 System Requirements
2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Inter® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
Microsoft® Windows® XP (32bit) or later, Windows® Server 2008 (32bit)
Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 or later or Opera 11
512MB of RAM (1GB RAM recommended for notebooks); 128 MB graphics memory
Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
512 MB RAM; 128 MB graphics memory
Instant Access PDFs & MP3s
UK Primary Schools and LEA Nurseries can still pay on invoice - just select the Purchase Order payment option at the checkout.
Your Instant Access PDF & MP3 Add-on Pack includes:
A read only PDF of the Teacher's Book - text is not editable
All vocal and backing tracks of the songs for this title in an MP3 format
Please note that after placing your order online you will receive a confirmation email which provides you with a link to access your Instant Access digital download. Alternatively log in to your Out of the Ark online website account and go to your My Instant Access PDFs & MP3s section to download your files.
You will have 3 attempts to download the files - you must SAVE first before opening the zip-file containing your download.
For full information on Instant Access PDFs & MP3s click here.
If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™ v2 you will also have received a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook into your Out of the Ark online account. There you can instantly access your Words on Screen™ songs, songbook PDFs and audio MP3s. Please see the section My Words on Screen™ Online below.
My Words on Screen™ Online
If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™ v2, you will also have received a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook in your Out of the Ark online account. There, you can instantly access your Words on Screen™ songs, audio MP3s, songbook PDFs, scripts and additional resources at no additional cost. Simply:
Log in to your online account and select My Words on Screen™ Online
Open the online streaming player
Click on All eSongbooks in the left hand menu and select your eSongbook
The eSongbook is where we bring together all of the digital resources available for your product. As well as being able to play the Words on Screen™ versions of your songs, you can also instantly access PDFs and MP3s for your product. You will find these under eSongbook Resources in the left hand menu of your eSongbook.
From there, you can choose to extract and save All Audio MP3s, All Lyrics PDFs and All Score PDFs, plus other any other additional resources that are available. If you just want the MP3s, lyrics or music score for one song, then select the song in the library and use the buttons in the Song Extras area at the bottom of the screen.
You can access these files in the same way if you are using the S!ngchronize™ player that you have downloaded and installed from our website. Simply refresh your player and select your eSongbook. For a downloaded player, you will need to download the eSongbook to your player before you can extract and save the PDFs and MP3s. You will also need to have installed S!ngchronize™ player version 2.0 or above.
Streaming is free for the first 12 months; after that a current annual Digital Site Licence or Performance Licence will be required.
Words on Screen™ User Licences
¹Included with this option is a single user licence, allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only.
²To license the installation of the CD ROM onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please select the Instant Performance Licence option which includes extended digital rights, or purchase a separate Standard Performance Licence.
Performance Licence Information
A performance licence is required to perform this copyrighted musical to an audience (other than exclusively to pupils and staff).
The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made
All of our Performance Licences cover any number of performances within the 12 months from date of ordering
A new Standard Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence
In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, teachers need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Standard or Instant Performance Licence will also cover you for the following digital usages:
Installing songs for Words on Screen™ on a network or on multiple computers on the school’s premises
Uploading digital content to the school’s intranet or learning platform
Copying audio tracks to your computer music library (eg iTunes)
Continuing to stream Words on Screen™ v2 songs on multiple devices on an annual basis (beyond your free period)
Permitting usage of software at home for teachers for preparation purposes