Get ready for a joyful theatrical exploration of multicultural December holiday traditions, including Christmas and Hanukkah!
O CHRISTMAS TREE was filmed on December 11th at 1pm in front of a live audience at MAD Arts Space, Dania Beach, FL. If you weren't able to join us, now is your chance to view the performance for a limited time until December 31st!
For those seeking fresh holiday entertainment, Thinking Cap Theatre (TCT), a professional nonprofit dedicated to innovative theatrical fare, proudly presents O CHRISTMAS TREE, co-written by TCT’s Artistic and Managing Directors, Nicole Stodard and Bree-Anna Obst with original music by Angelina Lopez Catledge and Paul Curtis of the band HolaHi (http://www.holahi.net).
O CHRISTMAS TREE tells the story of Frankie (Phillip Andrew Santiago), an 8-year old Hialeah boy of Cuban, Catholic, and Jewish descent, who proposes starting a new family tradition when the lights dim on his family’s artificial tree. He prevails and an epic road trip ensues with him, his mom, Claudia (Angelina Lopez Catledge), and his grandma (Carol Sussman). In spite of a few obstacles on their drive to Gainesville, the family arrives safely at Unicorn Hill Christmas Tree Farm where they meet Farmer Tom and enjoy the truly magical Clark Griswoldesque experience of cutting down a live tree.
O CHRISTMAS TREE was inspired by interviews and site visits with Florida Christmas Tree Farmers. The interviews formed a Four-Part Podcast Series entitled “From Christmas Tree Farm to Stand." Audiences can tune into the podcast on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. https://anchor.fm/thinking-cap-theatre
CREATIVE TEAM & CREW
Director: Nicole Stodard
Composers: Angelina López Catledge & Paul Curtis
Set & Prop Designer: Alyiece Moretto-Watkins
Costume Designer: Nicole Stodard
Sound Designer: Bree-Anna Obst
Projection Designers: Bree-Anna Obst & Nicole Stodard
Lighting Designer: Bree-Anna Obst
Projection Mapping: Bree-Anna Obst
Stage Manager: Laurie Tanner
Board Operator: Courtney King
Front of House Manager: Max Petersen
Videographer: George Schellenger
Video Editors: Bree-Anna Obst & George Schellenger