Musical. Book and lyrics by Joseph Robinette. Music by Diane Leslie. Based on Charles Tazewell's book.
Cast: 10 to 30, or more, m. and w., flexible. This classic Christmas story of a little angel who is transformed from a celestial pest to the toast of the Heavenly Host is brought magically to life in this humorous, touching and, above all, inspirational musical. Filled with melody and mirth, the story follows the adventures—and misadventures—of the Littlest Angel, from his reluctant entry through the Pearly Gates to the triumphant conclusion when his gift to the newborn Christ Child is miraculously transformed into the shining Star of Bethlehem. All the familiar characters of the endearing original story are included. Among them are the irascible, yet lovable, Gatekeeper (who also serves as narrator), the sympathetic Understanding Angel, the harried Heavenly Messenger, and, of course, the Celestial Choir. The charming score includes the engaging solos "Homesick" and "My Gift," the enchanting duet, "The Little Things," a variety of ensemble numbers ranging from the humorous "Have You Met the Littlest Angel?" to the triumphant "Sound the Harp and Horn!" and, finally, the "heavenly" title song "The Littlest Angel." This one-hour musical is an ideal holiday gift for both cast and audience. And, because of its timeless, uplifting message, it may be presented at any time of the year. Unit set. Approximate running time: 60 minutes.