Babushka - The Musical by Ruth Kenward
Babushka cleans her little Russian house all day long to stop herself from noticing how lonely and sad she is. She’s so busy that she fails to notice beautiful things going on around her: a new star shining in the sky, an angel hovering in her garden and an exciting message being spread by three mysterious kings. In a dream, an angel sings to Babushka of a baby boy born in a manger. Horrified to think of this baby shivering in a dirty stable, she sets off with a basket full of presents and cleaning materials. On her journey she meets people in need, and by the time she reaches Bethlehem she has learnt a valuable lesson, as well as filling an empty place in her heart. This engaging classroom musical is based on the picture book Babushka, by Sandra Horn, and encompasses 7 songs, a chant, and dance opportunities (including a choreographed Russian dance!). Approx. 30 minutes (Narrated version - 25 minutes). For students aged 5 to 8.