VeggieTales Brings Musical Extravaganza

Big Idea Productions, creators of the best-selling VeggieTales children’s video series, ushers in the holiday season with a joyous new VeggieTales musical extravaganza, The Star of Christmas. Featuring everyone’s favorite Veggie characters in a brand-new heartfelt holiday release, The Star of Christmas will be available to own at Christian bookstores October 26, 2002 on VHS for $14.99 SRP and DVD for $19.99 SRP.
Following the release of VeggieTales’ first holiday episode, the popular The Toy That Saved Christmas, and inspired by the grand tradition of Gilbert & Sullivan’s legendary musicals, The Star of Christmas is a “uniquely Veggie” take on a simple story of the true meaning of Christmas. With classic VeggieTales humor, stunning animation, delightful song-and-dance numbers and a whimsical cast of characters including Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, Junior Asparagus, Archibald Asparagus, Jimmy Gourd, Laura Carrot, Madame Blueberry, Jean Claude Pea and Pa Grape – The Star of Christmas is unlike anything Veggie fans have seen before!
It’s Christmas time in 1880’s London. Tired of their lives writing jingles for Durling’s Dental Wax, Cavis Appythart (Bob the Tomato) and Millward Phelps (Larry the Cucumber) are putting the finishing touches on their very first theatrical Christmas Spectacular – “The Princess and the Plumber.” Filled with song, spectacle and more electric lights than 19th Century London has ever seen, Cavis is sure his new show has what it takes to “teach London to love!”
Unfortunately, our boys have hit a few snags. With only three days left, Millward has yet to finish the script, they have no princess, and Cavis still hasn’t convinced England’s most influential theatre critic, Prince Frederick, to attend. To top it all off, little Edmund Gilbert’s (Junior Asparagus) Christmas pageant, featuring the re-unveiling of “The Star of Christmas,” a priceless artifact that hasn’t been seen in 79 years, is scheduled for the same night!
If Cavis and Millward are to stand a chance against the celebrated “Star of Christmas” and a determined young asparagus, drastic measures will have to be taken. Will Millward finish the script? Will Cavis get the Prince to attend? Or will their dream of fame, fortune and high-wattage theatrics go up in smoke?

Find out as the artists at Big Idea Productions take you on an adventure through bell towers and jail cells, flying over London in a rocket-powered horseless carriage, and all the way to a new understanding of the one Christmas story that really can teach us to love each other!


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