The First Leon

(or, "Boys, You’re Wrinkling Your Costumes!")


first_leon It’s time for the annual Christmas pageant.  This year the kids are performing "The First Leon."

The website says:

The Brentwood Kids Music Club presents its newest Christmas musical for children, The First Leon. In this charming musical you will see the Christmas story through the eyes of Leon. You see, Leon is… special. Ever since he discovered that his name spelled backwards is Noel, he’s felt called to tell the world the true meaning of Christmas. But when he tries out for every role in the annual pageant, he finds that he’s the only one who doesn’t get a part. Rejected. Now Leon understands better than anyone how Mary and Joseph must have felt when they heard the words, "No room" that night in Bethlehem. Without really trying to, however, Leon does uncover the true meaning of Christmas when he identifies the real Star of Bethlehem.

Well, we will see how this goes.  Ryan is "Leon," an understudy, and Allison is "Julie," an angel.  There is a lot of dialogue and a lot of music to remember.  Hopefully, all will go well this evening.

Got to go. "It’s almost curtain…"


  1. […] didn’t seem like Christmas until the kids performed The First Leon on December 15th.  Then, the following night, the adult choir performed their cantata, which […]

  2. Ralph Bechtel

    Jason, we are doing The First Leon again, in fact, the 3rd time. Our problem is we do not know where our performance tape is and to buy it again does not seem possible as it may be out of stock. Would you where we could borrow a performance tape, and what would be the cost?

    Grateful for any help you can do,
    Ralph Bechtel

    1. Hi Ralph. I just saw this comment. I’m pretty sure we recorded this performance back in 2007. Let me see what I can find.

  3. Hi Ralph. I just uploaded the video to:

    I don’t think it will play directly in the browser, it downloads an AVI file. Let me know if you get it!

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