By Nancy Brant
Arranged by Randall Dennis
Joy Story is a Christmas Musical Fantasy set in a wonderful place called "The Joy Store." It is the ultimate toy store where the toys are priceless and the joy is free! As the story begins, Miss Joy is worried by news that her lease has been bought by a "mega" toy store owner, FAO Schmaltz, who can't wait to make LOTS of changes - and LOTS of money! As he arrives to begin his renovations, the "toys" step "down from their shelves and into his heart" to teach him about "the Scarlet Thread" that weaves its way through the Bible, tracing a path from God to man. Along the way, the toys show him the real reason for Christmas. With each song, FAO and your audience will discover another piece of "the tapestry" as God's picture of Jesus is revealed. At the end of their journey is the manger. As FAO comes face to face with Emmanuel, he discovers that "in every heart there is a longing" to know Jesus. Come along with the toys on an unforgettable musical adventure and discover that God always gives power to those who will tell His story!