The musical YESHUA takes a fresh look at the final week of Jesus’ life through drama, dance and song. It aims to be thought-provoking without being controversial. Whilst being heavily based on the gospel accounts, particularly Mark’s, YESHUA also takes into consideration some Jewish sources (Flavius Josephus, Geza Vermes, Howard Jacobson) and archaeological sources (Shimon Gibson).
All the major characters and events of “Holy Week” are here but seen through the eyes of Maximus and Minimus, two Jewish pilgrims, who try to establish who this man YESHUA (Jesus’ Hebrew name) really is. At first, Maximus is swept up by all the hype and fervour of the day whilst Minimus is the doubter. By the end of the play the roles have reversed. You the audience will have to make up your own mind!
School Musicals for performers between the ages of 8 and 80. Created to inform, inspire and entertain and designed to be used with a backing track that uses a live band of world-class musicians. Take a moment to listen to some of the tracks and then browse through some script samples.
Purchase of the book and CD for £20 entitles you at one affiliated school, or organisation, to Photocopy, or otherwise reproduce pages from the book (including the music score) solely for internal distribution, for the purposes of study or performance. Perform the songs or derived arrangements, and script in private or public performances provided that the majority of performers are members of the affiliated organisation specified above.
The fee also includes the right to put on up to a maximum of five performances within your school or organisation.
Composer Information: Chris Schuman
Chris has been composing music for over 20 years. His repertoire includes not only instrumental works but also stage shows and children’s songs. His website is www.primaryschoolsongs.co.uk
Public performances of his works have included such venues as Wellington College Chapel and the Jacqueline du Pre Concert Hall, Oxford.
Chris is currently a teacher at Elstree School, Berkshire, where he is Day Boy House Master and Head of the Junior Department (Years 3 and 4). His hobbies include salsa dancing and learning to play the guitar.