From Open Heart Musicals
A Musical Encounter with Jesus
By Kimberly Ingram and Joe Milton
Life the hearts of your congregation with “What’s Up Zak?” the new children’s and youth musical based on Luke 18-19. The familiar tale of Zacchaeus is relived as one rich, but lonely tax collector casts his ego aside and climbs a tree for just one glimpse of the Savior. Funny, lively songs and scenes introduce a town bustling to prepare for a visit from a “V.I.P.” – Very Important Prophet!
The leaders of Jericho decide to throw a parade to welcome Jesus. But the people who need love the most – the lowly beggars and the tax collectors – are NOT invited to the party. Through drama and song, your choirs can explore how special Bartimaeus the beggar and Zacchaeus the tax collector must have felt to learn that Jesus saw them, and loved them just the way they were!
TITLES: Not So Very Ordinary Day; Party In Jericho; Zaky’s The Man; Someone Like Me; Someone Like Me Zak’s Reprise; I Just Have To See!; Restore Me; He Changed Everything
The Deluxe Director's Resource Kit is available for download: http://www.kempke.com/online/products/What%27s-Up-Zak%3F-Deluxe-Director%27s-Resource-Kit.html
The Student Devotional Book: http://www.kempke.com/online/products/What%27s-Up-Zak%3F-Student-Devotional-Book.html
Posted by Unknown on 16th Aug 2010
What a fun musical, it has great music and wonderful characters with humor and wit but a strong message. It is very easy to expand or condense characters. The teachers book it full of helpful information for casting, staging, costumes and more.
Posted by Betsy Henderson on 28th Jan 2010
In a church where two children's musicals are presented each year, we have grown disillusioned with children's musicals trying to sound like Broadway/rock and roll. This new musical offers Biblical structure with delightful humor, loveable characters and singable, range appropriate songs for real live children to learn from and enjoy. Just what the doctor ordered!