Takin’ It Through the Day
Takin’ It Through the Day is a Christian musical for teens that includes a humorous script with 24 speaking parts and 9 contemporary songs.
Takin’ It Through the Day invites teens to take a humorous and practical look at reading the Bible every day and then allowing what they’ve read, to shape their attitude toward daily life. Join a church youth group as they take on the challenge of memorizing a Bible verse and putting that verse into practice. You’ll spend the day with:
. . . a teenager who thinks sticky notes will be a helpful tool for memorizing scripture,
. . . a young person who is decked out in God’s armor,
. . . a worry-er who is hoping to become an ex-worry-er,
. . . a youth who’s learning to be content,
. . . and an entire youth group that longs to be attentive to God’s still, small voice and precious, holy counsel.
Check out the songs that are included in Takin’ It Through the Day:
Click here to read a script excerpt from this program.
Takin’ It Through the Day includes:
1) a script with 24 speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more youth or combine the parts for fewer youth), prop list and staging,
2) 9 songs for teens that include choreography, sign language, violin & flute/recorder parts,
3) piano score with guitar chords,
4) a listening CD (a vocal recording of the full version of each song),
5) a Bible study on the theme of the musical.
Program performance time: 40 minutes.
Purchase of this youth musical grants you permission to make as many copies of the sheet music, lyric sheet, script and MP3s/CDs as you need for your performance.
Item #3500a – 40-minute program – Digital format
Item #3500b – 40-minute program – Paper copy
Purchase this musical in digital format and everything will be e-mailed. You print PDFs of the sheet music & script and create your own MP3 playlist.
Purchase a paper copy of this musical with a CD and Cathy will send the musical and listening CD via priority mail. Cathy will e-mail your script (MSWord format) so you can add your actor’s names and edit the script as needed. All you have to do is ask!
Item #3501a – MP3 accompaniment tracks for 40-minute program
Item #3501b – Accompaniment tracks on CD for 40-minute program
Accompaniment tracks (MP3s or CDs) come in handy when your piano player isn’t available or when you need to free up your hands to teach motions or sign language. These accompaniment tracks may also be used for your performance – it’s like hiring a piano player who plays the music the same way every time! A keyboard-only accompaniment CD (no vocals) is available. If you prefer digital format for your accompaniment tracks, MP3s can be e-mailed.
Item #3502 – Preview package
To preview this musical for teenagers, a preview package is available that includes the full script and the listening CD (paper script & CD only – digital copy unavailable). The preview package does not include permission to perform the script or any of the songs in the musical. Price
Item #3503 – Script only
If you would like to use the 10-12 minute script as your play and insert your own songs, you may purchase the performance rights for the script. This script includes a script with 24 speaking parts (and the option to expand the parts to include more youth or combine the parts for fewer youth), prop list and staging. The script can be sent via e-mail to save shipping charges.
If you already have a script and you prefer to purchase individual songs from Cathy’s musicals, you have the following options:
1. Purchase sheet music. Sheet music includes piano score, guitar chords and motions. Sheet music can be e-mailed (PDF format) OR printed and mailed.
2. Purchase an MP3 to go along with your sheet music. MP3s include two tracks for each song: a vocal track and a keyboard-only accompaniment track with no vocals. MP3’s are e-mailed.
3. Purchase a Custom CD to go along with your sheet music. There is a $10 labor charge for each custom CD plus the cost of each song that you purchase. Custom CDs include both a vocal track of the song and a keyboard-only track with no vocals. Custom CDs are shipped via priority mail.
Please note that all sales are final – no refunds or exchanges.
We found this musical to be a great and innovative way for our counseling staff to get the Gospel message through to our campers. They were a captive audience all summer and many stated the musical had been one of the highlights of the week.
Enjoyed it very much
My youth choir presented Takin’ It Through the Day and both the choir and congregation enjoyed it very much. They said it was the best one we’ve done. It is difficult to find musicals for this age, so thank you!
Every piece of music
We used Takin’ It Through the Day for music camp and had a WONDERFUL week. The kids and I totally enjoyed each and every piece of music. I really like the ‘biblical’ foundation of the text and music. I will need another musical for next year’s camp, so keep on writing!
Great for the congregation
Takin’ It Through the Day was so much fun! The kids did a great job and it was so great for the congregation! I heard many, many great comments. Thank you!
Did a fantastic job
Our 7th and 8th graders performed Takin’ It Through the Day and they did a FANTASTIC job! Thank you for writing such great God-honoring music and a great script. I hope you will continue to compose more musicals for teens, as this really fills a niche.
Our cast members had so much fun with Takin’ It Through the Day last spring. Your music is great and the messages are inspirational. Thanks for sharing your talents with us so we can share the word with others!
What I liked about it was its Biblical foundation. It was joyful and interesting while at the same time substantive. I noticed the joy that the young people exhibited as they entered into this musical. It seemed like it spoke to them as well as to those of us who were in the congregation.
Different styles of music
We are really excited to perform Takin’ It Through the Day. We love the different styles of music and that the script is simple and we can adapt it to our needs. Thank you, Cathy!