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Christmas Nativity Plays, Children's Musicals, School Assemblies

JOINING JOSEPH THE JOINERS FAMILY - Christmas Nativity Musical

A funny all-age nativity, with a touch of classical inspiration. Samples below.
Min. Rehearsals: 1 week
Editable Scripts: TWO
Age Range: 5-11
Run Time: 15-40 mins*
Cast Size: 10 to 100+ *

*Depending on content used

JOINING JOSEPH THE JOINERS FAMILY - Christmas Nativity Musical

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  • Instant Download (All content same as CD - get it NOW)
    £24.99
  • Instant Download (As above) + Half-Price Annual Licence
    £34.99

Physical Options

  • CD (All vocal & music tracks, scripts & more)
    £28.99
  • CD (As above) + Half-Price Annual Licence
    £38.99
  • Extra CD (Duplicate of full priced CD) *Conditions Apply
    £10.00
  • Pack of 4 Rehearsal CDs (Vocal & music tracks only)
    £15.00

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“EASY TO LEARN! Went without a hitch! Great positive feedback. Many said it was the best they'd seen!" N. Rothery - teacher

DESCRIPTION: Joseph’s life has suddenly been turned upside down. His joinery business has been doing just fine and he has a lovely fiancé called Mary! But now there’s a baby on the way, a long journey to Bethlehem to cope with and to top it all off, there’s no room at the inn! Joseph’s really got the blues. Hopefully a couple of prayers and a few ‘knock, knock’ jokes might help out! 'Joining Joseph The Joiner's Family' is a fabulous, funny nativity musical, with several songs having been inspired by classical pieces such as 'The Peer Gynt Suite' and 'The William Tell Overture'. Your order includes vocal and backing tracks, two time-saving editable scripts with lots of speaking parts, PowerPoint scenery, sheet music, staging advice and more. Click 'Script Details' tab for cast list, samples and more. Click 'Song Samples' tab to hear a section of every song.

COVID ADVICE: We believe the flexibility of this publication makes it easily adaptable for any covid restrictions or special requirements you may have. Also, a 'Covid Advice Sheet' is included with your purchase, to give detailed and practical advice about staging any of our performances during the pandemic.

PRODUCT OPTIONS: Click the i symbol on the left of each product option above to see what's included, or see the 'Options' tab

PERFORMANCE LICENCE: No forms, no fuss! Select an option which includes a licence, complete checkout and you're covered. To clarify, a performance licence is required for any type of performance of this work. Please see 'Licensing' tab for more info.

FREE BASIC RECORDING LICENCE Due to Covid restrictions many organisations are recording performances to display online, or live stream, or to produce DVDs. If you plan to share your recording with less than 50 users with no charge, then our 'Recording Rights Licence' is usually free, provided that any video / stream is password protected, and that any DVD contains special wording (available on request). And if it turns out that you do need to pay for a Recording Licence, it's easy to order with prices starting from just £7.50. Please note that a Recording Licence is an additional licence that accompanies your performance licence. It does not replace it. Please see 'Licensing' tab for more info.

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HOW TO DOWNLOAD: Select a download option, complete checkout and download everything you need instantly from the 'Your Account' area on this website. For further details, including compatibility, please see the 'Options' tab.

“REALLY GOOD! The kids enjoyed it, the parents loved it - it was a BIG, BIG HIT!" J. Gill - teacher

 Unable to play the above samples? Please click here to go to an MP3 sample page.

LICENCE REQUIRED: Buy your hassle-free licence now. NO FORMS, NO FUSS! Select one of the options above which includes a licence, add it to the basket and you're instantly covered. To explain further, if you plan to perform any part of this work, then according to worldwide copyright law, you will need to buy a licence directly from us. We are the only providers of the particular licence you require. Our instant 1 year licenses are half-price when purchased with the CD or download, by selecting one of the options above. Please see adjoining 'Licensing' tab for more info.

SCRIPT SAMPLES: Click below for script sample. This PDF also contains cast list and other important information.

Joining Joseph The Joiners Family - SCRIPT SAMPLE.pdf   Sample PDF

LICENCE REQUIRED: Buy your hassle-free licence now. NO FORMS, NO FUSS! Select one of the options above which includes a licence, add it to the basket and you're instantly covered. To explain further, if you plan to perform any part of this work, then according to worldwide copyright law, you will need to buy a licence directly from us. We are the only providers of the particular licence you require. Our instant 1 year licenses are half-price when purchased with the CD or download, by selecting one of the options above. Please see adjoining 'Licensing' tab for more info.

AGE RANGE: Please note that this musical was originally written for and trialled successfully with infants (ages 5-7), but it soon became apparent to us during its development, that any junior department which wants an easy to use humorous, nativity musical, is going to love this too! Therefore we are advertising this CD as being suitable for Ages 5-11.

PARTS: Very flexible! With two editable scripts, you can easily perform this musical with just a few children or with well over 100.

RUNNING TIME: The estimated running time is about 20-30 minutes. However this time span can easily be shortened or lengthened significantly. Suggestions for how to do this are included in the detailed 'Production Notes' which you find contained within the CD / download.

SHORT ON REHEARSAL TIME? Ideally you should allow yourself several weeks for rehearsals, but if you're short on time, don't worry, we know from experience that it's possible to rehearse the simple version of this Nativity play in just a week or so. What's the secret? During the show, read from the simple 'narrators only' script and use the included editable script to cut out some actors lines, so that very few people have any lines to learn at all. As for the songs, cut some out if necessary and simply divide the rest up! Don't get ALL the children to learn ALL the songs, instead share them between children, classes or year groups, so that no one has more than 2 or 3 songs to remember. If you follow this advice, you may even be able to rehearse this show in just a few days!* Save even more time and money by downloading now and starting your preparations straight away! *(Please note this is not a guarantee. Please listen to the songs and view the script before deciding how much rehearsal time your pupils will require.)

UK CUSTOMERS

BUY NOW ONLINE: Select an option above and click 'Add to basket'. Complete the checkout process and choose to pay safely and securely via credit/debit card or via PayPal. UK based schools can also use this method to pay via school invoice (see below).

TELEPHONE ORDERS: Telephone credit / debit card orders are very welcome on 0844 357 8473 (Phone lines open Mon to Fri, 8AM to 6PM)

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You may send us official orders via phone / email (Contact Details). However, for speed and ease of use, we strongly recommend that you order via this website at the same time.

The invoice method of payment can only be used by registered UK school addresses. This does not include privately owned preschools / daycare / nurseries / playgroups / churches / charities / home addresses. Instead, these types of customers should purchase using a credit / debit card or PayPal.

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SCHOOL INVOICE ORDERS: Our school invoicing system is NOT normally available for use by non-UK customers. However, in exceptional circumstances (e.g. if your school's payment procedures prohibit the use of a credit card), then we will provide goods for overseas schools, with a 30 day credit invoice, providing your establishment passes our security checks. There is also an additional 'Overseas Banking Charge' of £10 for this service, to cover the banking costs we incur for accepting a bank payment in a foreign currency. Please email us at orders@learn2soar.co.uk if you wish to receive your goods with a 30 day invoice, along with the additional £10 charge.

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UK DELIVERY

UK STANDARD DELIVERY (£1.99): Physical orders are usually dispatched via standard first class post within 24 hours of the order being received (except on weekends / public holidays). Therefore, under normal circumstances most customers receive their orders within 1-3 working days. However, at peak times of the year (October to December) please allow a little longer for your order to arrive.

UK NEXT DAY DELIVERY (£7.50): The option for UK customers to have their order delivered via 'guaranteed next day delivery' is available for phone orders only on 0844 357 8473. However, during times of heavy demand, we reserve the right to withdraw this service without notice. Orders via 'guaranteed next day delivery' must be placed before 2PM.


OVERSEAS (Non-UK) DELIVERY

OVERSEAS [NON-UK] DELIVERY (£8.99) : Physical orders are usually dispatched via 'Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed Service' within 24 hours of the order being received (except on weekends / public holidays).

Deliveries will usually take 5-12  days to reach you depending on your location. However, this timescale is not guaranteed. Please note that at peak times of the year (November / December), or if you have ordered from a remote part of the world, then your order may take 2 to 4 weeks to reach you. For this reason we highly recommend that overseas customers consider buying downloadable products rather than physical products, which is always an instant way of receiving your purchase. Or, combine the two options... purchase the download version to have now, plus the low price 'Extra CD' option to slowly make it's way to you.

EXPRESS OVERSEAS DELIVERY (£23.99): Alternatively, if you require your physical goods as urgently as possible, then we do have an express overseas delivery option available, which can get the goods to you in approximately 2-5 days (depending on your location). To purchase this express service, please visit the following page to add the £15.00 expedited delivery option, which is in addition to the standard £8.99 overseas delivery costs (Total express overseas delivery costs therefore become £15.00 + £8.99 = £23.99) https://www.learn2soar.co.uk/expedited

BFPO: British Forces Personnel based Overseas are counted as UK customers and can ignore the above information as long as a "BFPO" address is used.

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ABOUT OUR MULTIPURPOSE CDs ->

2A) CD (All vocal & music tracks, scripts, ideas & more) ->

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DOWNLOAD OPTIONS

HOW TO DOWNLOAD:

Select one of the download options above and 'add to basket'. Complete the checkout process and get everything you need instantly! You'll have immediate access to all the vocal & backing tracks (as MP3s) which you can burn to CD or transfer to a mobile device. Plus, you get scripts, ideas, song sheets, sheet music, etc... exactly the same material as if you'd ordered a hard copy by post. UK based schools can even use this system to order via invoice, and still get everything straight away. There's NO waiting for a link to be emailed. Download it all from this website now.  PLEASE NOTE:

(1) COMPATIBILITY: The download content is compatible with all devices; however, the first download needs to be made to a computer. You can then transfer the material to your tablet / phone if required. This is because the download comes as a 'zip file'. Most mobile devices are unable to open zip files. However, once you've 'unzipped the file on any computer, you can then transfer the contents to your mobile device. The quickest and easiest way to do this is usually to upload the contents to a shared server space, or cloud storage facility such as dropbox. Please remember that you are only allowed to share the downloaded files between four devices, unless you upgrade to a 'SITE LICENCE'.

(2) RESET / RENEWAL: Download links are valid for 3 months and for up to 20 download attempts. We advise you to save the download to a secure location, and to also make a back-up copy on a different device. If at any point you want your link to be reset, then how you proceed depends on how long ago your original purchase was: UNDER 12 MONTHS: If your original order was less than 12 months ago and you have been having technical difficulties, then your link can be reset for free. Please Contact Us for your free reset, and please let us know the nature of the technical difficulties so that we can help you find a suitable resolution. On the other hand, if you are under 12 months, but are not having technical issues (e.g. you want it reset because you have exhausted your 20 downloads by accessing the link on multiple devices) then you can have your link reset by paying a small service charge via this link: Download Reset. OVER 12 MONTHS: If your original purchase was more than 12 months ago, then there will be a small service charge each time you want your link to be reset via this link: Download Reset.

COMPARE DOWNLOAD OPTIONS:

1A) Instant Download (All content same as CD, but get it NOW):

Select this option to simply download all you need immediately. You’ll have instant access to a folder containing everything you would find on the equivalent CD...

• MP3 music files (vocal tracks, backing tracks and sound effect tracks)
• Scripts - Editable and Printable
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc.
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords
• Songsheet
• PowerPoint Scenery & PowerPoint Songwords
NO LICENCE INCLUDED 

UNLICENSED VERSION: If you select this option, then it can ONLY be used for personal listening / viewing, or as a teaching aid within a closed setting only. I.e. NO parents watching, no audience or congregation of any description, including virtual audiences watching remotely via video / streaming link. No performance of any type is allowed. You can still use one or two songs only as part of a church service, or as part of a collective worship assembly in school, but in these circumstances strictly no script use is allowed. Therefore, if you do want to stage a performance, please purchase the licensed version instead. For further information, please see the next 'Licensing' tab.

1B) Instant Download (As above) + Half-Price 1 Year Licence:

Select this option to simply download all you need immediately. You’ll have instant access to a folder containing everything you would find on the equivalent CD...

• MP3 music files (vocal tracks, backing tracks and sound effect tracks)
• Scripts - Editable and Printable
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc.
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords
• Songsheet
• PowerPoint Scenery & PowerPoint Songwords
LICENCE INCLUDED

LICENSED VERSION: If you wish to stage a performance of this musical then you are required to purchase a performance licence from us. We are the only providers of the particular licence that you require. A one year unlimited licence allows you to perform any one particular show on as many occasions as you want within a period of one year only. This licence normally costs £20, but if you buy it now at the same time as you buy the download, by selecting this option, you can effectively have it at half price for just £10. For further information, please see the next 'Licensing' tab.


PHYSICAL OPTIONS

MAIN CD PRODUCTS:

Select one of the main CD options and we’ll dispatch an easy-to-use MULTIPURPOSE CD, containing ALL that you need. Please note there is no separate book. Simply print all you need from the environmentally friendly CD.

(1) COMPATIBILITY: The CD ROM section is only compatible with Windows computers. If you have an Apple device, or a machine with no CD/DVD drive, then please purchase the 'Instant Download' version (+ £10 'Extra CD' if physical audio CD is required).

(2) REPLACEMENT DISKS: We allow you to make ONE copy of your Multipurpose CD. If you then need a replacement disk, or an extra copy for any reason, at any time, then you can purchase an £10 Extra CD (See below).

COMPARE CD OPTIONS:

2A) CD (All vocal & music tracks, scripts, ideas & more):

AUDIO - Place the CD in any audio CD player for:

• Vocal tracks sung by children
• Professional backing music tracks
• Sound effects (selected titles only)

CD ROM - Put the SAME disk in your computer for:

• Scripts - Editable and Printable
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc.
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords
• Songsheet
• PowerPoint Scenery & PowerPoint Songwords

LICENSING

NO LICENCE INCLUDED 

UNLICENSED VERSION: If you select this option, then it can ONLY be used for personal listening / viewing, or as a teaching aid within a closed setting only. I.e. NO parents watching, no audience or congregation of any description, including virtual audiences watching remotely via video / streaming link. No performance of any type is allowed. You can still use one or two songs only as part of a church service, or as part of a collective worship assembly in school, but in these circumstances strictly no script use is allowed. Therefore, if you do want to stage a performance, please purchase the licensed version instead. For further information, please see the next 'Licensing' tab.

2B) CD (As above) + Half price 1 Year Licence:

AUDIO - Place the CD in any audio CD player for:

• Vocal tracks sung by children
• Professional backing music tracks
• Sound effects (included with selected titles only)

CD ROM - Put the SAME disk in your computer for:

• Scripts - Editable and Printable
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc.
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords
• Songsheet
• PowerPoint Scenery & PowerPoint Songwords

LICENSING

LICENCE INCLUDED

LICENSED VERSION: If you wish to stage a performance of this musical then you are required to purchase a performance licence from us. We are the only providers of the particular licence that you require. A one year unlimited licence allows you to perform any one particular show on as many occasions as you want within a period of one year only. This licence normally costs £20, but if you buy it now at the same time as you buy the CD, by selecting this option, you can effectively have it at half price for just £10. For further information, please see the next 'Licensing' tab.

EXTRAS:

2C) Extra CD (Exact copy of full priced CD):

No need to buy two full priced products. Just buy one full priced CD or Download and then select this option to get another Multipurpose CD for just £10. Please note, unlike other companies, we DO allow customers to make ONE copy only of any of our full priced CD / download products. However, if you are unable to make copies or if you just want to save time, then select this option.

CONDITIONS APPLY: This option gives you an exact duplicate of the full priced CD, but is ONLY available for purchase at the same time as, or following the purchase of a full priced CD or download. Customers attempting to purchase this item who do not appear on our records to have also purchased the full priced product will have their order cancelled.

2D) Pack of 4 Rehearsal CDs (Vocal & music tracks only):

Each rehearsal CD contains vocal tracks & backing music tracks only (I.e. no CD ROM section) on simple 'no-frills' CDs in a paper / plastic wallets. Only available in packs of four at £15 a pack. (If you require a large number of rehearsal CDs, please phone us for a quote as discounts are available for large orders).

CONDITIONS APPLY: This item is ONLY available for purchase at the same time as, or following the purchase of, a full price CD or download product. Customers attempting to purchase this item who do not appear on our records to have also purchased the full priced product will have their order cancelled.

PERFORMANCE LICENCE ->

RECORDING RIGHTS LICENCE ->

USER LICENCE / SITE LICENCE ->


PERFORMANCE LICENCE

SUMMARY:  A performance licence simply allows you to stage a performance of this work. To clarify, if you want to put on any type of performance using any section of this publication, however small, anywhere in the world, regardless of the age of the performers, regardless of whether admission is charged or not, regardless of whether the audience is in the room with you or watching remotely via computers, and even if the performance is 'parents only', then you must still obtain a performance licence directly from this website, either by purchasing one of the licensed versions above, or by purchasing a full price licence from our performance licence page at a later date. This is a worldwide legal requirement.

UNLICENSED: If you choose instead to purchase one of the unlicensed versions above, then the songs/script can only be used for personal listening/viewing, or as a teaching aid within a closed setting only, with no live audience or virtual audience of any description.

FURTHER DETAILS: Please visit our PERFORMANCE LICENCE page for much more information and FAQ.


RECORDING LICENCE

SUMMARY: A 'Recording Rights Licence' is an additional licence which is only required if you are planning to sell or widely distribute recordings of your performance, via DVD, or online pre-recorded video, or live-stream.

Free recording licences are available for low-level usage. How much you pay for your recording licence depends on the following...

1) The number of users accessing your recording, or the number of DVDs you're producing.

2) The amount of money you are charging (if anything) for each DVD, or for online access.

...If you have less than 50 users, with no charge, this is licence is usually free (conditions apply). And if you do need to pay, then prices are very low, starting from just £7.50 a year.

IMPORTANT: (1) A Recording Rights Licence is in addition to your Performance Licence. It does not replace it. (2) Regardless of whether you qualify for a free 'Recording Rights Licence', or you have to pay for one, you must still follow our distribution rules: Any online video or live-stream must be password protected in some way so that it can only be accessed by your intended audience. And any DVD that you produce must contain special copyright wording. For customers who pay for their recording licence, this copyright wording can be found on your invoice / receipt after purchase. For free recording licence customers, this copyright wording is available on request. Please contact us for details.

FURTHER DETAILS: Please visit our RECORDING LICENCE page for further details, FAQs, or to order now. 


USER LICENCE / SITE LICENCE

SUMMARY: A 'Site Licence' allows you to share your purchase between more than four devices.

WHEN IT'S FREE: A Basic Annual User Licence is included for free with your initial purchase of any full priced Learn2soar publication, allowing you to share your purchased files with up to FOUR devices (for one year only). The files must remain on those devices only and may not be shared with any further devices in any way, shape or form. This basic user licence can be renewed annually if required for just £10 a year.

WHEN IT'S NOT FREE:  If you want to share your purchased files with more than four devices, then you will have to purchase a 'Site Licence' by following this link with prices starting from just £10 a year.

For further information, FAQs & prices, please visit our SITE LICENCE page.


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"We performed Joining Joseph with all the children from Reception to Y3. It was a huge success!"
by E Gregory

Excellent
"Apart from being a headteacher, I'm also a professional musician and as such I have to congratulate you on an excellent score and excellent backing music! Joining Joseph is easily one of the best childrens musicals I've come across. The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you very, very much."
by Mr Gareth - Headteacher

A Huge Success!
"Our Christmas production of “Joining Joseph the Joiners Family” was a huge success and the children from Reception to Year 3 who took part really enjoyed telling the nativity story in this way."
by Mr Greg - Headteacher

A BRILLIANT SHOW
"I teach in an inner city school in Birmingham and we were bored doing the same Christmas Nativity year in year out with the same songs. We bought Joining Joseph the Joiners Family and I am so glad we did. The music is fantastic, and the whole school (193 pupils) took part. The kids loved the funky tunes and enjoyed every second of rehearsals. They still talk about it now and we will definitely be using this site next Christmas."
by Kerry Foster

Joining Joseph, the joiner's family
"What an amazing show!!! children, teachers and parents all thoroughly enjoyed. Easy songs to learn and backing Cd was a godsend. A very humorous production. I hope we can find one just as good for this Christmas as that's going to be a hard act to follow."
by Lisa Hearn

A BIG BIG HIT!
"It was really good. The kids enjoyed it, the parents loved it - it was a BIG BIG HIT!"
by J. Gill

EASY TO LEARN
"EASY TO LEARN! It went without a hitch! Lots of positive feedback from the parents. Many said that it was the best one they had seen so far!"
by N. Rothery – Teacher

WONDERFUL
"WONDERFUL! The pupils really enjoyed it! It added a refreshing sense of humour to our Christmas festivities!"
by J Lisowski