Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, is getting its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. With book and lyrics by Tim Sulka and Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby), music by Barsha, orchestrations by Lena Gabrielle, music direction by Paolo C. Perez and direction and choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree is being presented at The Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater (403 GenerAl Lee Avenue), now through December 18th, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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.

Inspired by seeing countless Christmas Trees discarded on the street soon after Christmas, authors Sulka and Barsha wanted to create a world where Trees had some say in their fate.

The creative team includes Jamie Roderick (lighting), Steve Jacobs (sound), Margaret McMahon (props) and Michael Chase Gosselin (projections). The Production Stage Manager is Marialana Ardolino. Artwork by Stan Maksun.

Since 2011, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree has had multiple developmental readings, both in New York and Los Angeles, using talent from Broadway and Hollywood. The Narrows Community Theater production will hold open call auditions for all ages. Visit www.mostmiserablemusical.com for more information.

Photo Credit: Subhash Bhattacharyya

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Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
Vicki Buono, Annapurna Sinha, Brian Kilday, Anne Hart and Adam Elsayed

Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
Max Baudisch and Iravan Bhatacharyya

Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
Max Baudisch (center) with Dawn Barry Hansen (far left), Iravan Bhattacharyya and Crystyl Swanson (far right)

Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
Crystal Swanson (far left), Iravan Bhattacharyya (far right)

Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
Annika Krupczyn, Josh Vidal

Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
Annika Krupczyn, Josh Vidal

Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
Annika Krupczyn (on ladder)

Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
Iravan Bhattacharyya, Max Baudisch, Crystal Swanson

Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
Iravan Bhattacharyya (center) featuring (from left) Kristina Zloklikovits, Jennifer Prezioso, Juliet Crespo, Yianni Vasis

Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
Brandi Best, Ashley Kelly, Juliet Crespo (doll's body) Martina Mehta

Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
Josh Vidal and Max Baudisch


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