ABOUT THE SHOW
Conceived by Tim Sulka & Debra Barsha, THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE has been developed since 2011, culminating in
the World Premiere production in December 2016 at the
Narrows Community Theater in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Designed to be enjoyed by children and adults alike,
THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE is the perfect addition to the holiday musical canon.
As a Christmas tree, Douglas Fir is the center of attention where he extols the joys of being decorated. Unfortunately, Douglas is soon stripped of adornment, thrown to the curb and left in a pile of trash. Determined to remain a decorated Christmas Tree, Douglas heads back home to Mistletoe Mountain and Miss Balsam's Finishing School for Christmas Trees to get the diploma he never received. Douglas only succeeds in becoming more miserable and turns his back on Christmas; until an important discovery allows him to understand his true purpose and the real meaning of the holiday season.
Tim Sulka & Debra Barsha spoke about their inspiration behind creating THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE with Playbill.com:
"Librettist/lyricist Sulka said in a recent statement, “The musical explores the idea of what happens when someone, in this case, a tree, is discarded and has lost his purpose. After discovering what happens to Christmas trees when Christmas is over, Douglas Fir has quite a few obstacles to overcome. Finding a new purpose becomes quite a challenge.”
“The world of Christmas trees seemed an ideal and magical place to explore these themes,” Barsha added. “Douglas is just a simple working class tree who wants it to be Christmas every day. Our goal is to bring Douglas Fir and the wonderful world of Christmas trees to life and hopefully create a new Christmas tradition.”