Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Amusing Video of "Season's Beatings" Script

I found this charmingly simple video done on Youtube featuring a performance of our script "Season's Beatings: Live From Downtown." I have seen videos of various church groups doing it many times, but never acted out with toys! View it here or on the viewer below:


Get the script here and perform it live or with puppets!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

15-Minute "No Lines To Learn" Mini Christmas Play!

If you are looking for something very short to do for your Christmas service, this is the mini-play for you! Performed to a narrated soundtrack, so there are no lines to learn, this 15 minute script takes only 4 people to perform... two major and two minor parts.

 It's called "The Junk Man's Christmas Dinner" and it is adapted from the longer play "Assignment: Comfort and Joy." Isolated and slightly re-written with a different ending to stand alone, the script is for those needing something short, easy-to-do and moving!

A hermit that lives in a junkyard is feeling down on Christmas Eve, praying for more to eat than what he has, a can of vienna sausages and crackers. An unexpected visitor who is worse off than he is helps him to learn that giving what you can is the path to blessing. Get the script here, and soundtrack that has all the narration, sound effects and music!

This would fit in wonderfully with other elements of a special Christmas service;  let this be the "adult" contribution, with your kids doing another of our short narrated skits like "The Great Church Robbery" or another script you have ready for them. Have some Christmas songs or music before, in the middle between the adult and children's plays and after, and you have a well-rounded presentation that all ages will enjoy! 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Yet Another Performance of "The Guy With The Cardboard Christ"

Found another video online of a performance of my script "The Guy With the Cardboard Christ," performed by New Life Baptist Church Shepherds Drama Team on 10/14/12.They did a fantastic job of it, and everyone enjoyed it. You will too!

Click to watch: The Guy with the Cardboard Christ from jeremiah_housler on GodTube.

Watch other versions of the script posted here: http://letsskitbusy.blogspot.com/2012/11/another-guy-with-cardboard-christ-video.html

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"Prohibiting Prayer: The Daniel Decree" Father's Day script

A new play, in the "No Lines to Learn" format, has been released! Entitled "Prohibiting Prayer: The Daniel Decree," the script is a unique retelling of the story of Daniel and the Lion's Den from a new perspective. All the narration, powerful background music and sound effects are supplied on the soundtrack.

The Chief Scribe to King Darius, responsible for chronicling events in the kingdom, tells the story that he and his son witness and became participants in. Seeing Daniel's dedication and deliverance, both he and his son learn that they can trust Daniel's God like he does.

Length of play with soundtrack: approximately 35 minutes. PERFECT for Father's Day!!!

June 15th, 2014 is Father's Day. This would make a good play to use, since the king's scribe is training his son, and together they learn to have faith in Daniel's God after being witness to the miracle of his protection while in the den of lions.

Here is the link:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Popular Valentine's Day Skits!

"Battle of the Sexes: Round One"

In this "post-fig leaf" script, the world's first couple hit their first speed bump on the road to martial... uh, marital bliss. After being evicted from the Garden of Eden, will  Adam and Eve ever get over blaming each other? About 8-10 minutes in length, this light, humorous, but ultimately touching skit, is great anytime, but perfect for Valentine's Day. 

Listen to it here, as it was produced for my comedy CD and featured on my radio show: http://www.sheeplaughscomedyshow.com/slcsprogram47.mp3

Go here to get details on the script and order it along with the soundtrack!

Here are some user testimonials: 

Hey Fred,
I just wanted to drop a line and tell you that my wife and I performed "Battle of the Sexes: Round One" at our church Saturday night.  We have a mostly older attendance at our independent Bible church.  They loved it, everyone was laughing and clapping at  the end.  We are glad we ordered the soundtrack.  We had a great time and it was said that some parts seemed very realistic.  Thank you for a nice alternative for church gatherings and dinners.  I again thank you for the website and the  great customer service, may God bless your ministry.  -Mike Shimko

Just wanted to let you know how our skit turned out. My husband and I performed your "Battle of the Sexes: Round One" skit for our Valentine Banquet at church. We had a wide variety of ages; young married couples on up to elderly and widowed. I made costumes out of faux leopard fur and we had fur on a set of risers that we used as our central point on the stage. I believe it was a huge hit with our crowd! At least it must've been by the volume of laughter it produced. We purchased the soundtrack and I have to attest to the fact that it would not have been as effective without the jungle noises. Our son operated the sound and we had the script on prompters - three in fact so whatever direction we were facing we could see our lines. I am so glad I happened onto your site and found this skit. I absolutely will check it out again whenever we need something and would not hesitate to recommend this site to others. Thanks for all your hard work. It is so refreshing as a Christian to be able to provide good, clean enjoyable entertainment. Blessings to you and your gifted service.
Joy Johnson
First Church of the Nazarene
Dublin, Georgia

Dear Fred,
The Church On The Rock will be doing "The Battle of the Sexes: Round One" on Feb 14th, 2010.
After the huge success of the "New Years at the Bad Habits Club" skit for our New Years Eve fellowship, we just knew we had to do "Battle of the Sexes" for our Valentines Fellowship! The skits are so well written and the soundtracks give the finishing touch!! Thank you so much for making these available for such a terrific price!
Blessings....Marlene Laurent, Church On The Rock

Lots of laughs-thank you- thank you-thank you!!!
I used Mama's Close Call, Attack of the Monster Tongue, Testimony Show (at a churchLadies meeting in November) New Years Eve at the Bad Habit Club," (at our New Years Eve Service) Battle of the Sexes (at our Valentine Banquet) "Pastors Barbeque" was used at another meeting and every single one of them was a HUGE HIT! I know the actors make the skits really work but without you providing the Scripts and Soundtracks they wouldn't know what to say or act. Buying the soundtracks was worth every dime.  I also like that you don’t need a lot of supplies or scenery to make them work. 
You have truly been a blessing to me and my church. Thank you very much!!!!  Your ministry is so needed.
-Pam May
Baptist Church,

Hi Fred,
I just wanted to let you know that my wife and I performed 'Battle of the Sexes, Round One" last night.  It was a huge success.  We are a very small church made up of mostly "baby-boomers".  The production was the start of our Valentine's party.  Folks were laughing and talking about the show all evening. 
The sound effects were a super addition.  We didn't have an operator for the sound so I came up with a rather unique way to run it.  I put together "sound scapes" as slides on Power Point. I used a rf remote concealed in my costume to "fire" each effect. I had mixed the sound effect with the jungle sounds on each slide (thank the Lord for Audacity, wish I had this back in the 70's when I did radio production). It worked great. I wish you continued success with your ministry.  I feel sure we will be doing more.
Thanks again for your help and your wonderful script.
Jimmy and Donna Laird,
First Baptist Church Lucas, TX.