Henry van Dyke said, “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those who sang the best.”
On an ordinary October afternoon, a group of Mazzarellians, after a casting audition, were chosen to play the roles of singing angels for St. Mary Mazzarello School’s first-ever Christmas musicale.
Nearly all of them could NOT sing or dance.
Two months of intense practice later, December 21, 2012, six o’clock PM—on the exact night and around the exact time when the world was supposed to end but didn’t end, Hark the Herald Angel, a heavenly musicale that was performed live.
Hark asks… “But how can our big God, ever fit into a tiny baby?”
Anya being Hark …Or, in my personal case, how can someone who can’t even sing, possibly play the lead for a musical?
Gabriel invites… “Let me take you to a place called HEAVEN, where everything is perfection!”
Den being Gabriel…And, for me, the musicale really did take us—actors and audience both—to heaven. It was heaven where everyone did their best; where the pressure from all sides pushed us to produce an exciting performance no one was going to forget any time soon.
The angel choir director breaks her silence… “God wants this choir to sing the greatest announcement that has ever been
Carl being the choir director…Truly, on December 21st, 2012, the world did not end as the Mayans predicted. Instead, the world was awakened to the true essence of Christmas—the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ—by our angelic musicale.
The cast was uncertain about the play at first, but after the whole experience, they didn’t regret a thing, and, in fact, they’re all looking forward to the next one.
THIS WAS LAST YEAR…Indeed, another Musicale is coming….. SOON