Christmas Fantasy. Book by Judith Martin. Music by Donald Ashwander.
Cast: 7 either gender, or use as many actors as you wish. This Christmas mini-musical is all about the most unlikely hero in the forest. Wiggle Worm, the cheerful sprite of the woods, tickles the winter roots of his forest friends, waking them to song and laughter. Two woodcutters arrive to cut Christmas trees. This is Wiggle Worm's finest hour as the woodland entertainer devises a strategy that saves the forest and all ends in the merriest Christmas ever. Ecology was never so charmingly dramatized. No scenery is required. Characters are trees, rocks, piles of leaves, Wiggle Worm and two woodcutters. Costumes mirror the character's names. Created for in-school performances. Approximate running time: 15 minutes. Music in book.