First Night is full of fine lyrics and big tunes. This is a musical full of gentle humour and bathos, but above all, it is immensely entertaining and guaranteed to make a memorable Christmas.
When Daniel's first night of shepherding up in the hills is interrupted by a visit from the angels, it starts him wondering what might be going on back home in his father's inn.
Although written for middle and secondary schools, First Night is extremely versatile and would work just as well as a youth group/all-age church production.
There are parts for soloists and chorus, made easily learnable by the accompanying CD , which contains demos of all the songs. This score also includes the narration parts.