Two Fish, Five Loaves

Two Fish, Five Loaves is a new Children's Musical about God's Provision.

With lyrics by Abigail Van Patter and music by Robin McLaughlin Conine, children get to tell the story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand through drama and song. 

This musical can be taught in a week-long intensive, over the length of a school semester, or in a seasonal church choir program. The songs are layered with complexity making the casting and age range flexible. You will find comforting repetition, solos and choral sections, and the re-telling of a well-known bible story. We have included options for the set, props, costumes, minimal stage directions, and the musical.

This musical is extremely flexible and can be adapted to fit your individual needs. solos can be added or subtracted based on cast size. the cast can be as small as 20 and as large as your space allows! You can also use this as a concert resource and simply sing through the pieces on risers.

The full package will be out for you to peruse and purchase in November - almost everything is ready to go, but we're putting together some higher-quality audio materials that we think will serve you and the children you work with better better. This pre-order is made available at the discounted price of $135 - in November, the price will go up to $150.

When the full musical is released in November, purchasers will receive the following:

  • Staging guide, including costume+set suggestions
  • Character list+casting info
  • Lyric Slides (for rehearsal use)
  • Backing Tracks for rehearsal and/or performance

Purchasers will also receive an "institutional license" to print/burn as many of the following as you need:

  • Piano/Vocal Score
  • Vocals-only Score
  • Lyric Packet
  • Demo recording to send home with your kiddos
Click the button below to preview the score and view cast list information:

Listen to the Original Demo! (New recording coming Fall 2023)

Two Fish Five Loaves at Hope Chapel in Summer 2023

In November, you'll also have the opportunity to purchase an add-on to stage Two Fish Five Loaves with a full band. (At our church, we accompanied the musical with piano, guitar, string bass, and a violin.) This add-on package will include:

  • A lead sheet specially formatted for band musicians
  • A "melody instrument part" provided in several keys that you could give to a musician who plays an instrument of your choosing, like the violin, flute, saxophone, or anyone else you might have hangin' around. The melody instrument part is provided in the key of C, Bb, and Eb (other keys available upon request.)

Because this is a pre-order, we are offering Two Fish, Five Loaves at the discounted price of $135. When the full package is released in November, the price will increase to $150. If there's anything else you would like to see or peruse as you consider pre-ordering, we'd love to hear from you - please ask.