A rather hairy John the Baptist
A cow fixes her ears backstage
A little angel gets his wings
Haloes are given out
John the Baptis is the man!
The kings confer before the show
A shepherd finds his staff
Angels in a row
A shepherd helps an angel while Mark the Evangelist looks on
Mary and Gabriel await the Baby Jesus
The angels practice their song
The evangelists Mark and Matthew talk backstage with John the Baptist
The angels sing (and strain to see the on-stage action!)
The deacon steps forward to read Matthew’s gospel passage
The Evangelists enter, all aflutter–whose version of Jesus’ birth story is the best?
All the animals enter
Baby Jesus arrives, carried by an angel, and followed by a star.
The choir of angels awaits their cue
The three kings come from afar
The big day–the four evangelists argue amongst themselves
The whole company
Matthew argues a point with Luke
The camel, donkey, and sheep look on
The kings arrive!
Evangelists John and Mark get in on the act
And the angels just can’t resist a teeny bit of mischief!