The Forgotten Carols (Manuscript)
Dr. Halifax has a nurse, Constance, be a caregiver for a man without family because he thinks it will be good for the nurse. She wouldn’t have believed it, but the man named John winds up being just what she needed. Several wonderful songs are featured in the musical.
“The Forgotten Carols” is a powerful musical featuring a compelling plot. To authors Michael McLean and Scott McClean: I found this to be a timely and witty play. The characters, such as John and Connie Lou, are well written. Going into their pasts and flashbacks into Biblical times during the birth of Christ works well and intermingles well with the characters in this story. I love the lyrics of your songs and love the music as well! “I was not his father, he was mine,” featuring the story of Joseph, and “Three kings found the Lord” are very nicely written; the singer, Jordan Bluth, has a terrific voice and reminds me in some ways of Josh Groban. These are two examples, but all of the songs feature deep devotion and musical and lyrical talent. The lyrics of “Mary let me hold her baby, and I was reborn” offers a strong Christian testimony in an artistic way.
The ending between Constance and Dr. Halifax shows promise as well. This story makes it clear that life can be difficult and we often lose important people in our lives, but we have hope because of what happened in Bethlehem. I like the fact that the character John has brought hope to people in desperate situations for many years. We are very pleased to award this manuscript our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages. “The Forgotten Carols” is a triumph! I hope it lands on many more stages. I believe it would also be a terrific film. This manuscript has earned five Doves, our highest rating.