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WHAT A STAR - Nativity Production for Ages 3-7

A cute nativity, designed to boost self-image! Samples / details below.
Min Rehearsal Time:  5 days
Scripts:  Two Editable Scripts
Age Range:  Ages 3-7
Run Time:  15-30 mins*
Cast Size:  2 to 100+ *

*Depending on script / songs used

WHAT A STAR - Nativity Production for Ages 3-7

Download Options

  • Instant Download (All content same as CD, but get it NOW)
    £19.99
  • Instant Download (As above) + Half-Price 1 Year Licence
    £29.99
  • Instant Download (As above) + LIFETIME Licence
    £54.99

Physical Options

  • CD (All vocal & music tracks, scripts, ideas & more)
    £23.99
  • CD (As above) + Half-price 1 Year Licence
    £33.99
  • CD (As above) + LIFETIME Licence
    £58.99
  • Extra CD (Duplicate of full priced CD) *Conditions Apply
    £8.00
  • Pack of 4 Rehearsal CDs (Vocal & music tracks only)
    £14.00

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"It went down SO well! The kids really enjoyed performing it and the parents loved it. It made it so easy just to have everything all there, already done for you. Really EXCELLENT!"

What A Star Nativity Play PowerPoint Scenery SampleDESCRIPTION: 'What A Star' is a groundbreaking nativity play which tells the enchanting story of a small, shy star, who’s given a BIG job to do over Bethlehem! Can ‘Leo the Little Star’ become big and brave enough to guide the wise men to Bethlehem’s stable? With an emphasis on each child developing a positive self image, your entire cast will grow and shine like stars as they perform this delightful, ready-to-use nativity production!

Recommended for ages 3-7, ‘What A Star’ features 9 catchy songs, plus you get all the backing music so there's no need for a pianist. The songs are linked by a choice of TWO editable scripts. With added extras like PowerPoint scenery (samples right), PowerPoint song words, piano score sheet music, detailed staging advice and more, you have all you need for a fabulous Christmas play! Click 'Script Details' tab for script samples, cast list and more information. Click 'Song Samples' tab to hear samples from every track.

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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, in any way, 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 'Licensing' tab for more info.

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HOW TO DOWNLOAD: Select one of the download options above and 'add to basket'. Complete the checkout 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: The first download needs to be made to a computer. You can then transfer the material to your tablet / phone if required.

"'What A Star!' is an exciting new resource that has everything you need to help you stage an enjoyable Christmas performance!" Teach Magazine Review

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.

ABOUT THE SCRIPTS: ‘What A Star’ comes with TWO editable scripts giving you complete control. Both scripts are automatically included in your purchase and tell the same story but vary in length and ease of use. Each editable script gives you the flexibility to perform with a cast of anything between 10 and 100+ children.  The included scripts are: (1) The ‘Full Play Script’, which is a fun play script with dozens of parts, all presented in easy to learn rhyming couplets. (2) The ‘Simple Script’, which is a very easy narrators' parts only script, designed to be used and understood by even the youngest of children.

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

What A Star 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.

CAST SIZE: You can perform this musical with just a few children or with a cast of up to 100!!! Ideas for how to involve as few or as many children as you like are included on the CD.

RUNNING TIME: The estimated running time is about 20-25 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 will find contained within the CD / download.

SHORT ON REHEARSAL TIME? Ideally you should allow yourself a few 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 few days. What's the secret? During the show, read from the simple 'narrators only' script so that no one has any lines to learn. As for the songs, cut some out and divide the rest up! Don't get ALL the children to learn ALL the songs, instead share them between children or classes, so that no one has more than 2 or 3 songs to remember. In fact, we have actually seen this show rehearsed and staged all in one single day!* 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.)

Our managing director and the co-writer of 'What A Star', Stuart Ross, recently wrote a blog about the ceation process that went into producing this nativity play. Here is an excerpt:

Early in 2013 I had an idea for a new nativity play for young children. The premise was simple: a little star who wasn’t very good at shining would be chosen by God to become the brightest star of all, shining over Bethlehem, guiding the wise men to visit the newborn baby Jesus.

I suggested the idea to my teenage daughter, who ran with it. Within a few days she had enterprisingly produced the first draft of what would become: ‘What A Star!’ A nativity play for ages 3-7. In her script, my daughter had introduced the idea of the star going to ‘star-school’, being the worst in the class at everything, getting teased by other ‘bigger, better stars’ and feeling unhappy at being so small and shy. By the end of the play of course, Leo the little star becomes the biggest, brightest, most important star of all, as he shines over Bethlehem’s stable.

All good and well, but what surprised me most was that my daughter had chosen to give this star a name… Leo! Having written dozens of nativity plays over the years, my first instinct was to change the name or remove it altogether. But then I thought about the significance of this tiny name…

Straight away, I should state that I never read horoscopes, or take any interest in star signs or the zodiac, but I do know that because my birthday is in late July, my star sign is ‘Leo’. Therefore, as I read the first draft of the script, I immediately felt a connection to this little star, who didn’t feel as good as all the larger, older stars in his class...

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Satisfaction GuaranteeNOT SURE WHICH OPTION TO CHOOSE? HERE'S OUR GUIDE TO WHAT'S WHAT.


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. Some products also contain additional sound effect tracks)

• Scripts, sheet music, PowerPoints, ideas & much more.

• Full instructions

• Satisfaction guarantee*

HOW IT WORKS: You’ll have immediate access to a download link via the ‘your account’ section on this website. Simply click on the link to download the product (Average size 50-90MB). If you are using a tablet or mobile device, please ensure that the first download is made using a computer or laptop. You can then transfer the material to any other device if required. The MP3 tracks can be played through your sound system or you can burn them onto CD (instructions included). Scripts are included as PDFs, TEXT and WORD files.

*GUARANTEE: Our downloads are very easy to use and are compatible with every type of computer. We guarantee that in the unlikely event that you have technical problems, we’ll quickly provide all the support needed to make sure that you are able to access and use all the material you’ve paid for.

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

If you wish to stage a performance of this musical then you will normally require a performance licence. 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, you can have it at half price for just £10. For further information, or to buy a full price licence (if you’ve already purchased the CD) please see the licensing tab.

1C) Instant Download (As above) + Lifetime Licence:

As above, but if you know you are likely to perform this musical again in future years then we highly recommend a lifetime performance licence. This allows you to perform any one particular show on as many occasions as you want, at any time in the future without limit. It costs £35. If you can't see this option above, then you can still purchase a Lifetime licence from our performance licence page.


PHYSICAL OPTIONS

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

Select this option 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...

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

• Vocal tracks sung by children
• Professional backing music tracks
• Sound effects (available on certain products only)

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

• PlayScripts - Editable and Printable (pdf, word & txt) *
• Assembly Scripts - Stories, Activities & More *
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc. *
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords *
• Editable Songsheets *
• PowerPoint Scenery & PowerPoint Songwords *
• Activity Sheets / Colouring Sheets *

* Available on most titles. Please refer to the product description and 'More Details' tab for precise details of what is included in each product.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: In the unlikely event that you have technical problems, we guarantee to provide you with all the support needed to make sure that you are able to access and use all the material you’ve paid for.

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

(Please see section 1b above).

2C) CD (As above) + LIFETIME Licence:

(Please see section 1c above).

2D) 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 £8. What a bargain! 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.

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

Each rehearsal CD contains vocal & music tracks only (I.e. no CD ROM section) on simple 'no-frills' CDs in a paper wallets. Only available in packs of four at £14 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.

HASSLE-FREE LICENSING: EASILY BUY YOUR PERFORMANCE LICENCE NOW FROM AS LITTLE AS £10! NO FORMS, NO FUSS. Add it to the basket (using the 'product options' above) and you're instantly covered.

DO I NEED A PERFORMANCE LICENCE...

  • NO, a licence is not required... if you intend to use this product as something just to listen to, or to simply sing along to, either on your own, or with a group of children within a closed setting. (i.e. No parents watching / no public audience / no public congregation of any description). Furthermore, a licence is NOT required if you are only using one or two songs as part of an 'act of worship' taking place in a church or in a school assembly.

  • YES, a licence is required by law... if you intend to stage ANY type of performance, using any part of this product, however small, regardless of whether an admission fee is charged or not, regardless of the age/ability of the children, and even if the performance is 'only for parents'. This is a legal requirement worldwide* and applies to all types of schools, churches, nurseries, preschools, children's groups, etc. *(In the UK via the 'Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988', and Worldwide via the 'Berne Convention' and the 'World Intellectual Property Organisation').

  • The 'performance licence' required can ONLY be obtained from us here at Learn2soar. General licences issued by PRS / CCLI /  MCPS and similar bodies DO NOT APPLY under any circumstances.

  • The quoted price of £10 is only available when the 1 Year Licence is purchased at the same time as the CD / download. If you choose to leave purchasing a licence to a later date, then you will have to purchase it at full price (currently £20) . Alternatively, you may buy the Lifetime Licence at any time for just £35. Click the link below for further details or to buy now.

  • Please note that compliance checks are carried out each year. As a result of checks last year, several schools / nurseries / children's groups in various locations around the world, who performed our material without permission were fined. Please don't let this happen to you, by simply buying your licence now for the small price of just £10.

FURTHER DETAILS:  Click here for more information and frequently asked questions >>


So sweet
"Just one of the sweetest Christmas plays I've ever used. A delight to use in every way. 5 stars isn't enough:)"
by Jade Cousins

Really, Really Good
"We used What A Star last year in our Infant School and we loved it. It went VERY well. In fact it was so good that we’re already planning to repeat it in three years time and I can’t wait to do it again. The parents loved it and gave great feedback. It was nice to have a nativity so fresh for a change rather than the same old stuff. Really, really good."
by L Bennett

Beautiful
"I used this nativity play two years ago in our church carol service with a cohort of 20 kids aged 3-13. It was completely perfect and went down a treat. One of our youngest children had the starring role of Leo the little star, which made it all the cuter. There were so many 'aaaawwwsss' from the audience, who were completely engaged in the whole performance. There was something in the script for all ages to get their teeth into, from singing solos to reading narration, and I love that everything was there ready to use, with minimal preparation on my part. With many thanks for making such a beautiful show."
by W Macewen

A fantastic performance
"I used this with my Reception class. The songs and script were perfectly pitched for them. The performance was fantastic, mainly because of the way they enjoyed the show so much. They really did shine like the stars they are."
by Mrs Craven

Excellent customer service
"I have to thank you for your excellent customer support. We've used Learn2soar for 5 years now and would highly recommend any of their nativities, including the lovely 'What A Star' which was a pleasure to stage. Recently we had a small technical issue with our download and we were blown away by the speed and helpfulness of your response, which was above and beyond anything we expected. Even though the issue was clearly to do with our school's computers rather than your product, you still went out of your way to make sure we quickly got going with everything we needed. Thank you so very much!"
by Becky Wallace

Fab-u-lous
"Thank you for What a Star. It was a lovely play. It really brought some children out of their shells and it was a joy to over-hear even some of the quieter children singing in the playground... "We are all little stars!" That line is so catchy and that's part of the beauty of it, watching the truth of those words sink into the children's minds. The song 'Everyone's Special' is very special too. Even though last year's Christmas show is long gone, we still regularly sing that song in assemblies. The positivity in the lyrics is perfect for reinforcing the children's self-image. Well done Learn2soar - you are all stars too!"
by R Parker

Can't wait to do it again!
"We used 'What A Star' in our day nursery last year. It went so well that we've bought a 'Lifetime Licence', so that we can repeat it every few years! Can't wait to do it again. This is the third Learn2soar nativity we've bought in total and they've all been fantastic! Thank you very much."
by Jean Yates

Thank you
"Thank you for What a Star. The show went really well. So, so good and very easy to stage. We all loved it."
by Miss Philips

A Lovely Play
"Regarding What a Star: This was a very simple play to learn and stage and is a lovely child friendly way of telling the nativity story. The songs are very easy to learn with 3-5 year olds and were so catchy that even staff could frequently be heard singing them! It's a lovely play - we'll definitely be using you again next year! Thank you so much."
by J Croft

Exciting New Resource
"MAGAZINE REVIEW: 'What A Star' is an exciting new resource that has EVERYTHING you need to help you stage an enjoyable Christmas performance! It tells the delightful story of a small star who's given a big job to do over Bethlehem! Featuring easy-to-learn rhyming scripts and nine simple songs with vocal and backing tracks. Star Quality!"
by Teach Magazine Review