Ahban and the Special Star by Donna McHugh
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Ahban and the Special Star is written for the small church and is about 45 minutes long. It has an opening exercise for 2-4 children, one recitation piece, and one children's chorus, Scripture Readings, and narration. It uses the songs, "There's a Song In the Air", "Dear Little Stranger" (included), "O Come All Ye Faithful", "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem", (included) "We Three Kings", "Take Me-- children's song", and, "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" (included) It has a place for an instrumental. The congregation can help out with a lot of the music.
The summary of this play is:
"Ahban loved to watch the golden and crimson hues of the evening sky change to deep purple, then darker shades until the darkness of night surrounded him. He loved to watch the stars appear in the night sky. First one twinkle here, then another one shone brightly alongside the first one. As he lay on a stone bench in the courtyard one night, he saw an unusual star in the sky and rushed to tell his father, Mish-a-el. This special star aroused a lot of discussion in the days ahead in the king's court.
Finally, after weeks of wondering and arguing about its meaning, the wisemen were commissioned to follow the star to Israel. Follow Ahban, Mish-a-el, Azariah and the others on a long journey across the desert to the land of Israel to find the new King of the Jews."