The Richest Family in Town - Choral Book (with Christmas script)
Garlock and Hamilton
This touching story about a single mother raising three children in 1949 stands in stark contrast to the materialism surrounding many modern-day Christmas celebrations. Though the drama is fictional, is is based on actual people and circumstances from Frank Garlock's childhood. He came from a poor family of nine children who sold their grandmother's homemade fudge to help support the family. To reinforce the story, this program includes traditional Christmas songs as well as new compositions by Frank Garlock and Ron Hamilton. Your congregation is sure to be richer for having experienced your choir's presentation of The Richest Family in Town.
Difficulty level: Moderate Cast: 7 characters SATB
Selections include: Angels Fantasia • The Lord Is So Good • A Thousand Years • To Love Is to Give • Do Your Giving While You're Living • Richer Than a King • The Wealth of a Thousand Kingdoms • My Life Is Thine • Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us • Lead Me to the Cross • The Wealth of a Thousand Kingdoms - Reprise
Choral book includes four part printed score (SATB) as well as the accompanist arrangement for piano. Also includes the full script for the drama.
List of Characters:
Narrator - older man
Mom - middle age
Becky - 14 year old girl (played by 12 - 16 year old)
Sammy - 12 year old boy (played by 9 - 14 year old)
Katie - 10 year old girl (played by 8 - 13 year old)
Pastor - middle age or older
Dallas Washer - middle ageDifficulty: Moderate Length: 60 minutes