"Merry Christmas, North Pole! . . . Who? . . . What? . . . How much memory do I have? . . Well, I think I still have it all . . . hot spots?. . .isn’t that a little personal? . . . Really? . . . Well, we are having some problems . . . you could? . . . Well, sure, when can you be here?"
What could be more fun than this a nerdy Christmas play complete with an optional teacher/staff Nerd Herd performance? Find out with this darling royalty-free play! Written by a National Board Certified Teacher in elementary music, our plays have tickled and delighted audiences all over the USA and Canada! Each one is comprised of five or more scenes that are designed to fit in between musical performances by different grade levels or groups of singers. You may not have that many singing groups. No problem!! Simply run two scenes back to back. Or should you just want a great little play for your upper elementary or middle school students, you can perform these scenes simply as a play, without the musical groups. This format allows you, the director, the flexibility to choose the music you want and still give your students the chance to experience the magic of theatre!
Techno or No Tech? synopsis:
Confusion stirs the air of Santa’s workshop as Elvin and the other elves try to smooth out a master list that is in disarray, while the reindeer keep grumbling about who gets to take the lead this year. After a phone call promising technical help, a couple of geeky and bossy computer nerds named Harold and Irene arrive at the Pole, bearing boxes of computers, smart phones, and GPS trackers. Things look very promising until Santa discovers that NO ONE is getting any work done! It seems one of his elves, Bernie, has fallen in love with Siri on his smartphone, while his beloved Mrs. C is burning her famous cookies because she is suddenly captivated with her new-found Facebook friends. Finally everything comes to a standstill when a mega snowstorm hits, and the wireless signal is lost. The Nerd Herd (teacher/staff special performers) comes in to help, and Santa calls a HALT to this newfangled way of doing things. He lovingly reminds his crew that it is the “magic of Christmas” that makes this labor of love come together. Christmas is saved, the sleigh is packed, and Santa and his reindeer (plus a geeky nerd) fly off into the night without a moment to spare!