The Littlest Light On The Christmas Tree

The Littlest Light on the Christmas Tree


Stage adaptation by James Hindman and Cheryl Stern
Music by Peter Lewis
Lyrics by Cheryl Stern, Tommy Marolda, and Lawrence Holofcener

Run Time: 70 min
10 principals, optional ensemble of 12-24
Piano score
Optional CDs available:
Piano only minus-track or CD with supplemental orchestration that can be used with a live piano.
Set Requirements: Book Musical


THE LITTLEST LIGHT ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE is a timeless story of wonder and the power of believing. Adapted from the award winning animated film featuring Emmy and Tony award winners JANE SEYMOUR and JAMES NAUGHTON, the story of Little Light comes to life in this enchanting, heartwarming holiday musical.

Set in a time after the great second World War this magical musical follows the story about two unforgettable friends. An abandoned, discarded Christmas bulb, afraid and alone…and an eight-year-old boy who finds him and takes him home. Broken and useless, Little Light is of no value to anyone – except to young Timothy who sees himself in Little Light’s plight. Timothy’s belief is so strong that Little Light can ‘shine’ again that when the town suffers a blackout from a fierce winter storm, Little Light triumphs over all odds – and his own self doubt – to ‘shine’, lighting the way for others who ‘see the light’. THE LITTLEST LIGHT ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE is a warm and touching animated story about the miracle of believing and the power of the human heart.

Past Productions

Ocean Academy of Dance
Cornwall, United Kingdom
November 2014

Governor’s State Theater
Chicago, Illinois

Astor Community Theatre
Kent, United Kingdom

Vital Theater
New York, New York

Victoria Theater
Dayton, Ohio

Sock & Buskin Community Theatre
Sidney, Ohio

Leach Theater
Rolla, Missouri

Stocker Arts Center
Elyria, Ohio


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  • Hearts will swell.  Kids will cheer!

    New York Magazine

  • This show was an excellent choice for our holiday season!

    – Center for the Performing Arts
    University of Illinois