The Second Annual Christmas Telethon Spectacular
Running Time: 45 minutes
Speaking Cast: 5 females, 2 males, 16-23 either, 23-30 total cast
Flexibility: 0-20 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible
The diva host, the spacy-sleepy production assistant, the operators on standby, and the talent—this TV telethon has it all! Proceeds go to a soup kitchen or your cause of choice. Enmeshed within the action is a talent show. First up is an instrumental version of "Away in a Manger." Then it’s “punny” stand-up comedy by shepherds Jimmy and Carl. Next up is a puppet show by the stable animals, then a dance, and finally, a soloist sings “O Holy Night.” You may substitute or add other acts, depending on the skills of your church's children and youth. Individual practicing means fewer group rehearsals. In the end, despite operators confused by land lines and other glitches, everyone bands together to give to a worthy cause and put on a great show, beating last year’s total by $1!