About the Show:

It’s Christmas time in Tree Town and all the Trees are dying to look their best.

After a string of disappearances, Small Paul (the puniest tree in Tree Town) and Noel (the mayor's daughter) begin to questions Tree Town’s relationship with the venerated Farmer Todd — who has been acting particularly strange as of late.

Will this unlikely duo crack the case before the annual Christmas Pageant? Or will the Trees of Tree Town discover the true meaning of axemas this year…

About the Team:

Anthony DeAngelis

is a composer, musical director, orchestrator, and arranger living in NYC. As a composer, he’s had shows produced at The Utah Fringe Festival and by FUSE Productions in State College, PA. Most recently, his newest show, “AN AXEMAS STORY,” was produced at The PIT in NYC. He’s also a member of the BMI Workshop. His orchestrations have been played by both The New York Pops and The Cincinnati Pops. In addition, he contributed charts to Randy Rainbow’s “Hey Girl, It’s Christmas,” as well as writing various arrangements for pops orchestras around America. As a pianist and musical director he’s worked on over twenty B’way and off-B’way shows in positions such as Associate Musical Director for BRIGHT STAR, PACIFIC OVERTURES, and KID VICTORY. Fun fact, he’s also appeared on The Tonight Show playing none other than the accordion.

Patrick Spencer

is an actor/singer/songwriter living in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from the University of Arizona. A proud member of the Dramatists Guild, and alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, Patrick has written lyrics for songs that have been performed throughout New York City.

Current projects include: Big Picture (music by Karl Hinze, lyrics by Patrick Spencer, book by Susan Murray) and Two Star Motel (book by Charlie O’Leary, music and lyrics by Patrick Spencer).

Charlie O'Leary

is a playwright. His plays have been developed and presented by the 24 Hour Plays, the Artist Co-op, the BMI Workshop, the Brooklyn Generator, Crashbox Theater Company, the Dare Tactic, Dartmouth College, Dixon Place, Dreamwell Theatre, the Flea Theater, Fresh Fruit Festival, the Fornés Playwriting Workshop, the Habitat, Iowa New Play Festival, Jersey City Theater Center, Loading Dock Theatre, Pipeline Theatre Company, the PIT, Project Y Theatre, Rattlestick Theater, Samuel French OOB, Shuga Pie Supreme, the Tank, and the University of Notre Dame. His short plays have been published by Methuen Drama and Theatre Now. He has been a finalist for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, the DVRF Playwrights Program, Sanguine Theatre Company's Project Playwright, and the Woodward/Newman Drama Award; a three-time semifinalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference; and recipient of a New York Innovative Theatre Award and an Iowa Arts Fellowship. MFA-in-progress: Iowa Playwrights Workshop.

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