Best New Children's Choir Christmas Musical!
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SPEAKING OF CREATIVITY: Here is a new take on the wonderful story of Bethlehem. Easy and great fun for children to perform. It is singable, memorable and full of truth.

Can't beat that!!!

Jimmy and Carol Owens
Writers of Dove and Grammy-nominated
Ants'hillvania 1 and 2 and ecores of other award-winning musicals.

Bethlehem or Bust! is fun, fast-paced and entertaining, and it tells the story of Christmas like no children's musical you've ever seen. The only thing that's missing is a long-running role for me, but I'm talking to my longtime friend Martha Bolton about adding one!"

Mark Lowry
Entertainer, Songwriter, Comedian

Bethlehem or Bust! is a delightful, fresh look at the birth of God into our world through a tiny baby. Kudos to Martha Bolton and company for making available such a powerful, exuberant musical!."

Bonnie Keen
Author, Writer, Recording Artist, Actor

"Bethlehem or Bust! is filled with lots of fun, energetic characters and songs…This musical should work well for multiple age groups (combined choirs). Darrell Bledsoe and his team have produced a musical worth checking out!!!"

Nancy Gordon, Nancy Gordon Music

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"Bethlehem or Bust! made me smile, with its creativity and fun characters. This musical will be a delight to those that get to participate in it, and also to everyone who gets to watch it performed!"

Melodie Tunney
Singer, Songwriter, Worship Leader

"We listened and wished we were kids again so that we could be in Bethlehem or Bust!. Thanks for sharing it with us."

Shannon Smith, Three Bridges

"…I think Bethlehem or Bust! is one of the most creative children’s works I have heard in a long time. This musical grabs the listener and entertains while giving the gospel message at the same time."
Stephen Hill, Stephen Hill Ministries

"…Your kids (and their parents) will love this 'way cool' presentation of the Encounter that's still changing lives every day!"

Dave Williamson The Worship-Leading Choir

"…This is a very creative telling of the Christmas story with familiar and catchy new songs; your children’s choirs will love presenting this musical; fun and a strong message."

Gary Rhodes
Dove Award-winning arranger

"Bethlehem or Bust! is a delightful children's Christmas musical with traditional Christmas carols in clever two-part arrangements that include interesting vocal accompaniment patterns, above very propelling instrumental accompaniments. Delightful vocal repartee in the songs and spoken dialogue tell the story in brief sequences that would be easy for children to learn, while stretching their vocabularies…Recommended for pre-adolescent voices, churches with praise bands and youth choirs."

Ruth J. Holmes, Ph.D.
Professor of Music
Lubbock Christian University

"The musical is wonderful. I particularly love "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." I've been singing it with my grandson."

Dr. Vernon Whaley
Chairman, Department of Worship and Music Studies
Director, Center for Worship
Liberty University

"A delightful alternative to the traditional Christmas pageant."

David Langford
Family Ministry
Quaker Ave. Church of Christ, Lubbock, TX

"A word to the alert Christmas program team: Do what I did, get your hands on a copy of Martha Bolton and team's crowd-pleasing and hugely inspiring kid's musical, Bethlehem or Bust!."
Paul Miller
Writer, Director and long-time Drama Editor, Lillenas Publishing Company