Everyone Loves A Baby!

By Mark and Helen Johnson, Script by Sue Langwade
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Ages: 3-7
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Everyone loves a baby. Well nearly everyone. The normally cheerful children of a Bethlehem innkeeper aren’t so sure about babies – their newly-born brother is very noisy and a bit smelly. Heading off to see their friend, the children discover news of a special and unusual baby about to be born… baby Jesus. Will they end up liking babies after all? Everyone Loves A Baby! is a delightfully endearing nativity musical for 3-7 year olds with a humorous script and 7 exciting new songs. Available with Words on Screen™.

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity. For more information, please see below.

7 SONGS  |  45 PARTS  |  30 MINS

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About Everyone Loves A Baby!

  • Written by the same writers as best-selling Christmas musicals It's A Baby, Tinsel And Tea Towels and Cinderella & Rockerfella
  • Adaptable script for smaller or larger group performances.
  • Curriculum links and percussion ideas included
  • Includes fun craft and dance ideas to accompany a few songs, available online (coming soon).
  • Available with a Words on Screen™ 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!

 

At a Bethlehem inn, six children live with their parents – a kind innkeeper and his wife, who have just had a new baby. But the children aren’t too keen on the new addition. They’d rather have a dog, a donkey, or even a camel!

In an effort to escape all the baby talk, the children go in search of their friend Bill. On the way they meet Mary, Joseph, three wise men and some shepherds, who are all talking about another baby – baby Jesus. This nativity musical by best-selling songwriters Mark and Helen Johnson contains seven great new songs specially written for 3-7 year olds.

The simple, gently humorous script contains lots of non-speaking parts*. Told from a child’s perspective, Everyone Loves A Baby! is an endearing take on the traditional Christmas story and will delight pupils and parents alike.

*An alternative, extended script suitable for 5-9s is available for free download with purchase.

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity.

 

Running Time:Total performance: 30 minutes approx
Total length of music: 16 minutes approx.
Sample Script:

Sample Script


An editable script is available for this product when you purchase a Premium package that includes an eSongbook.

Cast List:Character List and Staging ideas

A note on staging

There are speaking parts for 25, but this can be increased by splitting the narrator’s lines between several children. If you have a small cast, parts marked by * on the character list above can all be played by the same group. If you have a larger cast, capable of delivering more demanding dialogue, you might prefer to use the alternative, extended script available for free after purchase. See page 2 of your book for more details.

Words on Screen™:

If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™, you will immediately receive a Words on Screen™ eSongbook in your Out of the Ark Music online account. 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 at no additional cost. If you have already downloaded and installed a Download Player from our website simply refresh your player and select your new eSongbook. 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 Download Player version 2.0 or above.

If you don’t yet have a player then follow these instructions:

  • Log in to your online account
  • Within the My Words on Screen™ Online panel (on the My Account dashboard) choose either to Stream Online or Download Player
  • Within the player click on All eSongbooks in the left hand menu and select your eSongbook

You will find the PDFs and MP3s 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. 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.

Words on Screen™ System Requirements:

Words on Screen™ CD ROM System Requirements

PC:

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster process for netbooks.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (64 bit) or later, Windows Server 2016 (64 bit) or later
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 69.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 12.0 or later, or Opera 36 or later
  • 512MB RAM (1GB RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB graphics memory

MAC:

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • macOS 10.7-10.14.6 inclusive
  • Safari 12.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 69.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 36 or later
  • 512MB RAM; 128MB graphics memory

For the Download Player System Requirements, please click here.

My Words on Screen™ Online:

If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™, you will also immediately receive a Words on Screen™ eSongbook in your
Out of the Ark online account. 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 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

You will find the PDFs and MP3s 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. 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 Performance Licence or Annual Digital Site Licence will be required to be able to continue streaming. Customers will receive a renewal notice by email 28 days before the end of the 12 month free period.

Suggested Choreography Videos:View our suggested choreography videos here.
ISBN:9781911430742 Book & CD / 9781911430759 Book & CD ROM

Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences

Words on Screen™ CD ROMs are supplied with a single user licence which allows the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only.

To license the installation of the CD ROM onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please purchase an Annual Performance Licence which includes extended digital rights.


Annual Performance Licence Information

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual 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, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.

Listen to Songs

Everybody Join In The Party!
Clip Clop Won't Stop!
Wise Men Came From Afar
Come To The Stable
Angels Singing
Please Stop Knocking!
The Happy Shepherds

The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Character list
  • Staging & pop suggestions
  • Costume & percussion ideas
  • Script & song lyrics for 7 songs
  • Music scores for 8 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details
Audio CD

Audio CD

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
Words on Screen™ CD ROM

Words on Screen™ CD ROM

  • Words on Screen™ 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
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ user guide
  • Single-User licence allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
If you are a Mac user, click here.
Words on Screen™ eSongbook

Words on Screen™ eSongbook

  • An online version of your product to stream or download on-the-go
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts (including editable script*), & additional resources
  • Words on Screen™ 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
  • Stream or download your songs on the go
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ user guide
  • Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details

*For your convenience, we have provided an editable script in Word format for this nativity or musical. The purpose of the editable script is to allow you to adjust the allocation of speaking parts for smaller or larger cast sizes and/or to make minor changes to the text for staging purposes.
Annual Performance Licence

Annual Performance Licence

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual 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, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.


Visit our Licences page for further information.

Rehearsal CDs

Rehearsal CDs

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
Subtotal:£0.00
Premium Packs With Words on Screen™  

Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ CD ROM & Annual Performance Licence

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.  If you are a Mac user, click here.

£55.85

Words on Screen™ eSongbook & Annual Performance Licence Only (Online Order Only)

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A Words on Screen™ eSongbook for you to stream or download, including PDFs from the book and MP3 audio tracks. This eSongbook is only available as an online purchase. NO BOOK, AUDIO CD OR CD ROM INCLUDED. Instantly access everything you need from your online account. Pack includes an Annual Performance Licence. There is no postage and packing charge for this item.

£55.85

Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ CD ROM

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.  If you are a Mac user, click here.

£39.95
Standard Packs  

Book, Audio CD & Annual Performance Licence

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£40.85

Book & Audio CD

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£24.95
Licences  

Annual Performance Licence (price per annum)

More Info

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff) and/or to install Words on Screen™ on a server and/or 2+ computers. You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a Premium or Standard Pack).

£19.80 pa
Additional Resources  

Pack of 5 Rehearsal CDs

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£15.00

Pack of 10 Rehearsal CDs

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£25.20

Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs

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£43.20
Subtotal:£0.00

teachearlyyears.com: Review Autumn 2019

By John Dabell - Teach Early Years Magazine

OUT OF THE ARK MUSIC IS THE go-to place for any teacher looking for off-the-shelf assembly and seasonal singing resources and productions that are great quality, full of fun, topical and uplifting. Just take one of the latest offerings – a sparkling Christmas production that has ‘Smash Hit – Five Stars!’ written all over it: Everyone Loves A Baby! The thing is, not everyone is hardwired to dote over a new baby, especially children. This is the situation at a Bethlehem inn where six siblings live with their parents. When they discover that mum and dad have had a new baby, Sue, Boo, Prue, Lou, Hugh and Stu aren’t impressed. They’d rather have a dog, donkey or camel than more noise, smell and gushy baby talk. Their solution is to seek out their friend Bill – a shepherd boy who lives on the hillside, but along the way they bump into a young couple called Mary and Joseph. I won’t spoil the story, but the children weren’t able to escape all the baby stuff! This Nativity has 25 speaking parts and a running time of around 30 minutes. To help get your production performance-ready, the resource comes with a Teacher’s Book, audio CD, Words on Screen™ CD ROM and an annual performance licence. That’s a complete Nativity play ready to stage with packages starting from £23.95! The Teacher’s Book is a dynamic ‘kitchen sink’ resource, containing the character list, creative script with staging directions, suggestions for staging and props, excellent crosscurricular ideas, costume suggestions, percussion ideas, the score and song lyrics. There are seven catchy songs to learn and perform, all demonstrated to an impressively high standard by the Out of the Ark children’s choir, supported by professional backing tracks. ‘Come To The Stable’ will bring a tear to the eyes of a few parents whilst ‘Happy Shepherds’ is guaranteed to have everyone chuckling in the aisles. The Words on Screen™ resource is a real boon, making it much easier for everyone to join in and readily supporting your practice and rehearsal times. There are also enhanced operation features, including being able to hear and teach a single line – essential for polishing your performance to perfection. And this is a polished resource, with uncompromisingly high production values. It’s one you’ll be able to rely on for staging an emotional and exciting musical, and also one that offers some welcome originality – this is the Nativity with a twist, as there aren’t many productions that approach the familiar tale from the perspective of children.


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