Posted: Aug 28, 2013 5:34 PM by MELISSA CANONE
The Children's Choir of First Baptist Lafayette will present the World Premier of a new children's musical Friday at 6:30 p.m. "I Am a Friend of God" addresses the subject of "bullying" through flashbacks of a school year at Lakeview Academy.
In the drama, kids are encouraged to THINK before they speak, with THINK representing True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, and Kind. The drama includes the story of a crippled man being carried to Jesus by his friends to be healed, as an example of the kind of friend children should try to be.
First Baptist was selected by the publisher to premier the musical and will be recording a DVD that will included in the Director's Kit when the musical is released later this year. The performance, along with a choreography demonstration video and a "behind the scenes" video showing set construction will be used by other churches as they prepare to present the musical next spring.
There is no admission cost and the public is invited to attend. First Baptist Lafayette is located at 1100 Lee Avenue in downtown Lafayette.