Straight Outta Bethlehem

A Christmas Story-Inspired Musical for Kids (K – 6th grades)
Created by: Christy Semsen • Arranged by Daniel Semsen
Length: 40 minutes

Presentation Times: Friday, 12/15 PM; Saturday, 12/16 PM; and Sunday, 12/17 AM.
Friday and Saturday Evening Presentations: Dinner theater-type setting with tables; desserts provided. Sponsor a table and invite your friends/neighbors/family! (Details to follow.)

Sunday AM Presentation: Seating in chairs only as for a typical Sunday AM service.

Musical Theme

God is with us and we don’t have to be alone! All of us can be adopted into God’s family. Straight Outta Bethlehem adds a new twist to the timeless Christmas story as told by eyewitnesses the night the Baby King arrived in Bethlehem! This musical offers a heartwarming story with life lessons kids can take with them


Here we are in the “sleepy” little village of Bethlehem. But in this tiny town something huge and miraculous is about to happen…the birth of the Messiah! Right in the midst of all the action is an irresistibly intrepid and indefatigable group of orphans who reside at the Inn of Bethlehem. Meet Starr, Zoolie, John Luke, Gertie, Magnus, and Blake (oh, and shepherds Zeke and Ziggy!). Along with Trixie, who runs the inn, this loveable ragamuffin group of characters will put a smile on your lips and a song in your heart as they unveil the story of Christmas and how God sent His only Son to be born, STRAIGHT OUTTA BETHLEHEM. As eyewitnesses to the holy, blessed event, their special re-telling of the story is sure to shine a bright new light on the importance of our Savior’s birth!


Important Dates

Practice Times:
Weekly On Sundays 5:30p – 7:00p – September 10 – December 17. JOIN ANYTIME.

Practice Location:
Big City Room in the Children’s Building. Check in at Front Desk just like Sunday Mornings and print a name tag and security tag for your child.

Special BreakOut Parts Practice on the Farm:
Sunday, September 24: 5:30pm – 7pm (Adams’ Home / 6750 Good Hope Church Road, Cary)

Additional Practices:
Additional practice times will be scheduled during the months of November and December.  Dates TBA.

Speaking Roles:
** Auditions for speaking and acting parts – Sunday, October 14. **