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There's Room in My Heart

Important Note: When our musical scripts were first written, the choral and accompaniment music for which they were written were current and available. But Christian music literature has a brief shelf life; it goes out of print quickly. (We do not compose music, but write dramatic scripts that work with existing published music literature.)
Rather than remove our scripts because the associated music literature may no longer be available, we have opted to give our users the opportunity to either locate the original music on their own, or substitute music of their own choosing.
Do not plan on using one of our musical scripts until you have made this decision.

The information below includes everything we know about the music literature originally used for this musical. Nothing is gained by writing us for more.
Please note especially for this musical: The music is very old. It would take a miraculous act of God for you to locate the music or Trax. If you do not wish to add music of your own choice, consider doing the non-musical version of this script:
Vacancy.

60 minutes / 7 characters

Description
A rich, fully-textured Christmas musical, There's Room in My Heart includes two mysterious "Visitors" (narrators), drama centered around the Bethlehem inkeeper and his family, and powerful music by one of today's best writers, J. Daniel Smith.

The two "Visitors" (mysteriously dark, other-worldly types) take us back to the time of Jesus' birth to show us that those people, too, had daily pressures and self-centered priorities that prevented the Christ from entering their hearts. Christmas for them was also a time of crass commercialism.

Theme
Letting Jesus into your heart to replace the emptiness of this world.

Production Note
This musical lends itself perfectly to a strong invitation by the Pastor at the end. The script includes a spot for this.

Characters
Narrator/Leader
The Visitors (2)
Simon, the Innkeeper
Joanna, his wife
Nathanael, their son
Eliezer, their neighbor

Set
This musical is designed to have three separate areas of the stage: the larger area for the choir, a separate area for the drama, and two isolated areas (such as organ chambers, baptistry, etc.) for the "Visitors." Lighting is important to this production. The drama needs to be lighted as you would any play and requires blackouts. The "Visitors" require dark, mysterious lighting and black backgrounds so that, ideally, they are simply bodiless faces looking out of darkness.

Music Information
COME TO MY HEART, LORD JESUS
ARISE, SHINE
BEHOLD YOUR GOD
NO ROOM
MARY'S SONG
THOU SHALT CALL HIS NAME/THEN HE CAME
SHEPHERDS BESIDE THEMSELVES
GLORY TO GOD
I HAVE SEEN THE KING
THE ANGELS REJOICE
A GREAT JOY
OVERTURE

Most music from the book A Great Joy by J. Daniel Smith (Good Life Productions).

PLEASE NOTE: As stated above, the original music is no longer available—from any source. Please do not consider using this script unless you are prepared to insert new music of your choosing. We recommend, as an alternative, using the non-musical version of this script, entitled Vacancy.

Topics
There's Room in My Heart Christmas Innkeeper Jesus Baby Bethlehem Roman Soldiers Simon Pressures Business Peace

Downloads
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PDF for Production (2021)
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