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Fir Tree, The  (Musical) - Full Length Musical

Fir Tree, The (Musical)

Hans Christian Andersen, Carol Weiss, James Englehardt

Full Length Musical

3m, 2f

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Full Length Musical

Hans Christian Andersen's rich narration transforms a tiny fir tree and an unhappy boy into a finely woven tale of happiness and sharing. In a world of joy and plenty, young Eric and the little fir tree are frustrated to be so small. The tree is so eager to be grown that it misses the beauty around it: warm sun, gentle breezes and the singing stream. For Eric and the fir tree, happiness will come when they are tall, until … one rapturous day Eric chooses the little fir to be his Christmas tree. Too soon the holiday passes. Eric keeps wishing he were big. The little tree finds itself dry and lonely in the attic. But all is not lost; our fir tree discovers its happiness in sharing its stories with the resident house mice. In a final act of giving, the little tree transmits its wisdom to Eric through a dream. Five actors who play Eric's household double as the sun, wind and trees of the fir tree's forest and frolic as rabbits and house mice. Jim Engelhardt's clever animation of nature and vivid dialogue reveal a marvelous collection of characters. Carol Weiss' original songs and exuberant score add luster to this Christmas gem! One int., one ext. set. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 35 minutes. 


3m, 2f

Hans Christian  Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales make up a necessary componenant to any collection of fairy tales. In fact, Andersen's life was like a fairy tale in many ways. Out of the poverty, hardship, and loneliness of his youth, he came to be one of the most honored men of his time. Many of the more than 160 fairy tales he wrote, including "The Ugly Duckling," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The ... view full profile

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