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The Chocolate Tree

2007 Festival

Cady Huffman

Igor Goldin

Music Director
Ben Cohn

Brian D'Addario, Danielle Freid, Curtis Holbrook, Felicia Ricci, Christopher Sieber, Jason Michael Snow, Marlayna Syms and Richard True

Number of Acts: 1
Number of Principals (Male): 3
Number of Principals (Female): 3
Preferred Ensemble Size: 3
Total Cast Size: 9
Orchestra Breakdown:

4-5, keyboards, percussion, guitar, bass

Genre & Style:

Search Set & Costume Registry


A remarkable young girl stricken with a grave illness uses her rich fantasy world and indomitable spirit to bring the impossible to life, which takes her family and the audience on a powerful, transforming journey. The Chocolate Tree is written by the team Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo (Loch Ness and Where It’s At – ASCAP, New York International Fringe Festival).

Development History

An initial reading of The Chocolate Tree was held at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in October 2006. Since then, The New Jersey Repertory Company in association with Vasi Laurence and P2 Creations presented an Equity staged reading in June 2007.

Festival Successes

Full production at Actors Cabaret of Eugene (OR) in 2008 and Stages Repertory (TX) in 2010.