Monday, November 14, 2011

Walk Through Bethlehem (WTB)

Since I'm cutting back on blogging just a bit in November due to our Christmas play, WTB, I've had a few people ask me about the play. If you're interested, here you go...

The angel scene has really grown over the years. It's beautiful to behold.

Walk Through Bethlehem (click here for webpage)
Join Thomas, a shepherd tour guide, as he searches for the newborn messiah. You'll meet angels, Roman Soldiers, beggars, merchants, gossipy women, a grouchy innkeeper, and more! By the end of the tour, you'll find the true meaning of Christmas...God's greatest gift to us, Jesus.

Merchant Scene - This photo is from a rehearsal. When the scene is fully decorated, it has tents, authentic foods, fabrics, and every kind of bazaar item! Our set designer, Anne Hill, is AMAZING!
How I started WTB at my church:
About 6 years ago I found a website to a mid-western church that put on a Christmas play that took audiences to several stations around their church. They posted the script on-line and it was free to use. Once our building project was complete (4 years ago), it was time to try WTB at our church. I chose locations on the 1st floor of our church:

Roman Soldier Census Scene
Tour Ticket Desk (lobby)
Audience Waiting Area (1/2 Family Life Center)
Angel scene (1/2 Family Life Center)
Roman Soldier Census scene (choir room)
Beggar scene (hallway)
Merchant scene (sanctuary annex)
Women at the Well scene (sanctuary)
Innkeeper scene (hallway/door)
Bread-making home scene (preschool room)
Stable scene (chapel)
Salvation Story (library)

I've modified the script slightly over the years to add characters.

We have 700-1000 people attend in the 6 hours we perform!

Do you have any questions about WTB? If so, ask in the comments and I'll add and update in the post!


  1. This is awesome. I just heard about it the other day. I'm really excited!

  2. Nothing beats a good nativity play... it's a gentle reminder that a special time of the year is just around the corner...


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