By Faerie Sledge
The children’s choir of the First Baptist Church Coushatta presented its annual Christmas musical on Sunday night, December 6, 2020, in the sanctuary. The musical was Straight Outta Bethlehem by Christy and Daniel Semsen. It is the story of Christ’s birth from the outlook of several orphans of Bethlehem. As the story line by the Semsens goes, “God sent his Son straight outta Bethlehem—an unlikely place in an unlikely time.”
The orphans were played by Michael Allen, Adyson Barrett, Cannon Breedlove, McKinley Davis, Reagan Davis, Julia Mills, and Hannah Murray. Summer Rushing was the innkeeper. The Disco Angels were Dally Bell and Hope Mills. Cast as the Disco Shepherds were Bella Allen, Layla Allen, Carter Breedlove, and Ryder Shaver.
Three months old Keagan McCarthy made a special appearance as baby Jesus. Mary was played by Sarah Garrett and Joseph by Dr. Hunter Brown.
Animal choir members included Zachary Garrett and Micah Webb as the chickens along with Ebony Brown, Ivory Brown, Jillian Shaver, and Hardee Waters as the sheep. Cast as the donkeys were Trevor Bell, Morgan Moseley, Sam Murray, and Landon Webb. The cows were played by Dally Bell and Hope Mills. Rounding out the animal cast were Levi Brown and Jett Waters as the cats.
The sixth graders appearing in their final children’s choir performance were Summer Rushing and Cannon Breedlove.
Julie Page is choir director. She was assisted on the musical by Melanie Davis, Jennifer Moseley, and Lindsay Waters. Helping out on lighting and sound were Kara Mitchell and Nicole Webb. Dr. Nathan Davis is pastor.