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Ho-Ho-Helping Santa: Santa crashes! excerpt

Ho-Ho-Helping Santa!

Sample of Scene Six:  Santa’s crash into Taylor’s barn.

Santa: (Lights still flashing.) Ho-Ho-HELLLLLLP!!!!!!

Cows: (Show alarm.)

Props department must add a dent and bend the accordion fold on the sleigh out of shape. Reindeer run off (or are taken off) set. Stage lights continue to flash as a distraction.

Santa: (Brushes himself off, holds his leg to show pain, then looks to the sky.) Oowww! Rudolf….reindeers…come back!!! Pauses and sighs. O.K., so don’t come back…just don’t tell Mrs. Claus!

(Santa sits with his chin on his hand.)

Cow #1: Holy Cow! Santa Claus is in trouble.

Cow #2: It’s up to us to get help.

Cow#3: Let’s send a message to Mr. Magee and Taylor…

Cow #4: And to cows all over the world. We’ll need their melodies more than ever!

Cow#5: Let’s MOO like crazy!

Cows: Urgently: MOOOO! MOOOOO! MOOOOOO!

Taylor: (Wearing a coat and pajama bottoms, comes quickly running up the aisle between the audience in an exaggerated manner in which she lifts her knees high to make it look as if she is running, but is actually advancing quite slowly.) What’s all the bellowing about?

Cows: (Use their noses to point to Santa).

Taylor: Oh my! Oh no! Look at this! You….you…you’re Santa Claus. And you’ve crashed into…my barn!!!

Santa: (Holding his leg in pain.) Owwwww! The lights blinded my reindeer. Yeow! And my team has flown back to the North Pole.

Taylor: (Kneel next to Santa, hands clasped.) Oh…Santa, I’m really sorry. How can I make up for this? Pause. I’m Taylor.

Santa: Taylor Magee. Owner of the barn with the brightest lights in the world. Twelve years of age. Your present is right here in my bag. Reaches…OUCH! (Note: Age of Taylor may be changed to suit child playing the role.)

Taylor: Oh Santa! Don’t worry about my gift. Where are you hurt? What can I do to help?

Santa: My leg. I think it’s broken. Ouch! It’s SO-SO-SO painful! (Say this in a Ho-Ho- Ho fashion.) I need someone with medical training.

(additional script in complete musical)

Covered in Snow (Song #6)

Optional solo by Taylor:

Oh when we went to sleep last evening (head on hands as if sleeping)
We had Christmas on our minds.
Then Santa crashed into the red barn (pound fist into other hand)
His reindeer gone, he could not find. (shake head)

Cast and Choir:

He was covered in ice, (cross arms and hug self as if to stay warm)
And covered in snow (repeat above action)
Yelling, “Help!” (arms up)
Instead of shouting Ho! Ho! (arms around belly)

(additional stanzas in complete musical)

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